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Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE
alaScore 85

149 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the battery and size are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, portability, size, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the viewfinder and durability. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, but the price and battery get mixed comments.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRXR550VEB High Definition Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 240GB Hard Disc DriveSony Handycam HDR-XR550VE High Definition HDD Camcorder - Black (12MP)

May, 2016

Consumer review by: sweeper (

Sony HDR-XR550V - Nice Hardware Even If Incomplete


Summary No other company has more experience in producing consumer video cameras than Sony does. Sony not only builds video cameras but also designs and builds most of the most critical component hardware used within including the image ...

Nearly comprehensive feature set, wide angle zoom, assignable manual control

Non-intuitive menu navigation, no Mac support, proprietary hot shoe, no VU meter, sluggish video AF

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: John (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE


Very easy to use.Just open the screen and shoot. Excellent pictures. Ideal zoom, not too long. Wide angle is good. Sound reasonable for close work. Light weight. Fits into your hand easily. Easy to back up onto portable hard drive or lap top (Mac). The...

Non really. The GPS is not much use. I was in Namibia recently and it told me I was in the middle of Paris

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications


HD type:Full HD