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Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the viewfinder and size. The usability and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the value for money and features.

image quality, portability, usability, size, viewfinder

features, value for money

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 23 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

image quality, usability, size, battery, portability

features

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

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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

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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

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 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
Format:HDD
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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