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Sony HDR-CX305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Sony HDR-CX305. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the durability, while many are negative about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, image quality, portability, size, design

battery, reliability, price, viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Résumé des avis d’ sur Sony HDR-CX305


alaTest a collecté et analysé 10 avis de consommateurs sur pour le produit Sony HDR-CX305. La note moyenne du produit est 4.5 sur 5, tandis que les autres Caméscopes ont une note moyenne de 4.0 sur 5 sur

100% des avis sur donnent une note favorable à ce produit.

This summary is based on the products: Sony - HDR-CX305 - Caméscope à mémoire Flash 16 Go - Port SD/Memory Stick - Full HD - 7 Mpix - NoirSony - HDR-CX305 - Caméscope à mémoire Flash 16 Go - Port SD/Memory Stick - Full HD - 7 Mpix - Noir

May, 2018

Expert review by : Rudi Schmidts (

Test : Sony HDR-CX305 und CX350


In einem Satz: Die neuen Mittelklasse-Modelle von Sony glänzen mit Weitwinkel und guter Bildqualität, bieten jedoch kaum externe Anschlussmög

Schade, dass Sony in der Mittelklasse immer noch keine manuellen Eingriffsmöglichkeiten bietet. Denn die Kamera liefert eigentlich ein sehr rundes Bild für diese Preisklasse ab.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : MB (

Pieni ja tasainen


Kuvanlaadun suhteen laite suoriutuu erittäin tasaisesti: herkän cmos-kennon kaappaama kuva on terävää, värikylläistä ja yllättävän vähäkohinaista myös vähäisessä valaistuksessa. Hämärässä Sony myös toistaa värisävyjä selvästi paremmin kuin Canon ...

Kuvanvakain ; Akkukesto

Käyttöliittymän ärsyttävyydet ; Vain lomiteltu kuvaustila

May, 2010

Expert review by : Tecnozoom (

Expert Review


La Sony HDR-CX305E è un'eccezionale videocamera digitale Full HD dotata delle funzionalità più avanzate e di funzioni intelligenti. Quanto alle specifiche tecniche, è provvista di una memoria flash interna da 16 GB, sulla quale poter salvare filmati e...

Sensore CMOS Exmor R, LCD touchscreen, Rilevamento dei volti e smile shutter, Memoria interna, Slot per Memory Stick

Jan, 2010

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Sony HDR CX305


I don't seem to be able to find a way of turning the sound off when recording

Jun, 2012

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Sony HDR CX305


Excellent build quality & picture

Apr, 2012

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compact and easy to use. I still have to use it on holiday, and will do so in Iraqi Kurdistan later this month. Plenty of mountains, scenery and Kurdish lifestyle!


Apr, 2012

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light, compact, ease of use, great picture quality,touch screen,

Aug, 2011

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Small.lightweight,easy to operate

could do with a bigger capacity battery to start with

Jul, 2011

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Sony HDR CX305


The battery would not fit the camcorder and there was no replacement available therefor I had a refund.

Jul, 2011

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Sony HDR CX305


easy to use, light and great image quality.

longer battery life

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery life (max):2.05
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV50


Minimum illumination:3
Playback zoom (max):Y


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:6.86


Built-in Flash: Yes


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):230400
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:7

Lens System

Digital Zoom:160
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 357.6
Focal length range (f-f):2.9 - 34.8
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:12

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.4
Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Flash:0.3 - 1.5 m
Interface:USB, HDMI
Lens system:Sony G
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser (PMB)

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:3
DV port: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/8 - 1/1000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3072 x 1728
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304 / 640 x 480,3072 x 2304


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:16


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.4

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto