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Sony HDR-XR105

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Sony HDR-XR105. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the durability and battery are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-XR105 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony HDR-XR105 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the image quality and durability are overall positive. The battery and portability are also appreciated.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRXR105E High Definition Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 80GB Hard Disc Drive (33hrs)Sony HDRXR105E High Definition Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 80GB Hard Disc Drive (33hrs)

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:5


Colour of product:Black

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.36

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:3
Focal length range (f-f):3.2 - 32
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:3.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.99Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.43Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.36Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5" ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5 )
Optical Sensor Type:Exmor CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 2.2
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/1000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1728


Compatible memory cards:MS PRO
Internal storage capacity:80

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG2

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:120
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.8

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes