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Sony Handycam HDR-XR150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR150. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and size. The portability and image quality also get good views, but there are some negative views about the viewfinder.

usability, image quality, portability, size, zoom


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-XR150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR150 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the design and zoom. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the viewfinder, while opinions are divided on the size.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, design


87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-XR150 120GB High Definition HDD Handycam CamcorderSony HDR-XR150 120GB High Definition HDD Handycam Camcorder

May, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Sony HDR-XR150 camcorder


Full HD Sony camcorder with 120GB hard drive and 25x optical zoom

Good HD video performance, 120GB hard drive, compact size, three recording formats in one

Touch screen occasionally annoys, sub-par still image mode

The Sony HDR-XR150 is a reasonably priced Full HD camcorder that provides good video and plenty of user-friendly features. Its chief strengths are a 120GB hard drive and 25x optical zoom lens. Recommended.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (

Great camera


This camera I use both for video and still shots. The touch screen makes this camera easy to use and the features that it has help if you are not a professional. I also like the fact that I can store pictures on the hard drive or insert a memory card....

Steady shot feature, touch screen, small compact size.

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Screen Resolution:230000 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 in
Screen Type:LCD


Web Cam Function: No

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:2048x1536 pixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):37 - 1075
Optical Zoom:25


Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:300 x
Filter Size:30 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Optical Zoom:25 x


Dimensions (HxWxD):67x57x114 mm
Weight:300 g

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Sports: No
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

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


Sensor Size:1/4 in
Sensor Type:CMOS

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG


Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:120 GB
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
External Memory Type:Memory Stick, Secure Digital, SDHC
Flash memory:120


HD Recording: No
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Recording Format:Hard drive / Memory Stick / SecureDigital / SDHC
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4 / 6.7
Height :11.4 / 6.7

White balance

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