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Sony HDR-CX550VE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the viewfinder and color. The design and portability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the value for money. Some have doubts about the battery.

usability, portability, design, color, viewfinder

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX550VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 56 reviews)

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX550VE review

 

The Sony Handycam HDR-CX550VE camcorder has a number of unique and unusual selling points but, while its photo and video performance is strong, you may be paying for features you don't actually need

Built-in GPS for geotagging ; 200fps high-speed mode ; Great low-light sensitivity ; Very good video and photo quality ; Plenty of manual options

An expensive purchase in anyone's books ; Fairly heavy ; Not everyone will need its clever features

The one thing that is sure to put off many, however, is its price. The cheapest we've found it for online is £850, but you can expect to find it going for anything up to £1,300 on the high street. The HDR-CX550VE is impressive in many respects but...

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This is one of the best camera I have every used

 

This is one of the best video camers I have every used. It is so intuitive and easy to use. The moment I turned it on I could record quality video and sound. This camera restored my faith in being able to record one my own. If you want lightweight...

Lightweight, Compact, Easy to Use

Short Battery Life, Poor Sound

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Wonderful camcorder works well with Mac

 

I purchased the very first consumer HD video camcorder that Sony introduced back in 2005, the HC1. It was a beautiful well-built camcorder that I never thought I would end up parting with.

Closes the gap between consumer and prosumer camcorders. Outstanding video

Limited 10x optical lens. No Carl Zeiss lens

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Wonderful camcorder works well with Mac

 

I purchased the very first consumer HD video camcorder that Sony introduced back in 2005, the HC1. It was a beautiful well-built camcorder that I never thought I would end up parting with.The problem with the original HC1 camcorder was that ...

Closes the gap between consumer and prosumer camcorders. Outstanding video ;

Limited 10x optical lens. No Carl Zeiss lens ;

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Great action camera

 

This camera is amazing. I could not video my son's games without it. I use it all the time. It is everything I expected it to be and more. It keeps a clear picture even during high action. It has quality construction, materials, and design. I...

Compact

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Gorgeous thing this beauty is!

 

I use this for special occasions such as weddings and dinner formals and such. Great for capturing everything that's going go in video for memory's sake. A video is worth a lifetime of memories and I only wish they had these back in the days when I was...

Easy to Use, Good Value, Great Design

Weak Zoom, Short Battery Life

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This product makes home videos easy to make and share!

 

I enjoy making home videos with my Sony Handycam. The feature I like the best is that it records to small dvds. After recording, you can finalize your dvd and view it in any DVD player. This also makes it convenient to send to others and for storage....

Compact, Easy to Use, Great Design

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V Review

 

Contain the G lens. It gives clear picture quality. Got wide angel lens gives wider coverage. But the lens zoom is only 10x. Added more user control features. The view point finder contain small diopter for adjustments. The view finder can extend...

Compact, Good Memory Support, Good Auto focus Ssytem

Poor Sound, Heavy, Big

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX550VE

 

Image quality , sound, reasonably ease of use

Battery life bit rubbish, menu goes on a bit, could have longer telephoto lens, but other than that it's a dam good piece of kit

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.9''

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/6
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Recording

HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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