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Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE
alaScore 85

146 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 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. People are impressed by the battery and size. The portability and image quality also get good feedback.

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 18 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 really like the viewfinder and durability. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas the price and battery get mixed reviews.

usability, image quality, portability, durability, viewfinder

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

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

Nov, 2015

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


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


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Pro-HG / 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
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


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


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