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Sony Handycam HDR-CX110

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX110. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the memory. There are some less positive comments about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-CX110 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX110 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the design and image quality are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder, while views are divided on the reliability.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (

Sony HDR-CX110


An HD digital camcorder with a 3-megapixel CMOS sensor, the Sony HDR-CX110 comes with a 35-millimeter equivalent, 25x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar lens.

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Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX110 review


A follow-up to the CX100, the Sony Handycam HDR-CX110, CX150 and XR150 represent Sony's budget-priced HD triumvirate. They differ only by color and storage media--the CX110 has no built-in memory, the CX150 has 16GB built in, and the XR150 incorporates...

Compact; lens focuses relatively fast.

Merely OK video quality; worse-than-expected lens flare problems in bright sunlight.

Its small size and attractive price might draw you to the Sony Handycam HDR-CX150 and CX110, but these bare-bones camcorders just barely delivers on the promise of HD quality.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Kristina Dems (

Sony HDR-CX110 Handycam Camcorder Review


This Sony HDR-CX110 independent review takes a look into the pros and cons of this particular camcorder. It would be beneficial for you if you read this first before you decide on getting the Sony HDR-CX110 camcorder.

Th Sony HDR-CX110 camcorder performs pretty well given its size, with video quality ranging from good to excellent. However, filming in low light, it can prove inferior. The only big downside to its performance is its saving time for buffered video. It...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Sony HDR-CX110 Full HD flash memory camcorder


A tiny Sony camcorder with Full HD recording capabilities

Good HD video quality, extensive feature set, portable design

Poor stills mode, ugly battery placement

The Sony HDR-CX110 is an affordable flash-memory-based camcorder capable of taking attractive HD video. For the asking price, it's an impressive performer across the board. It will suit casual shooters and videographers looking for a cheap portable...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager, PCWorld. (

Sony HDR-CX110 review


It uses the MPEG4-AVC/H.264 video format and comes equipped with a 25x optical zoom lens. As the entry-level model in Sony's HD flash memory camcorder range, the HDR-CX110 lacks some of the features found on its costlier brethren — including inbuilt...

The Sony HDR-CX110 is an affordable flash-memory-based camcorder capable of taking attractive HD video. For the asking price, it's an impressive performer across the board. It will suit casual shooters and videographers looking for a cheap portable...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX110


Its small size and attractive price might draw you to the Sony Handycam CX110, but this bare-bones camcorder just barely delivers on the promise of HD quality.

Compact ; Lens focuses relatively quickly

Merely OK video quality ; Worse-than-expected lens flare problems in bright sunlight

If you're flipping and flopping between the flash memory-only CX110 and the hard drive XR150, remember that unless you're planning on shooting day-long videos that require a hard disk's worth of capacity, you shouldn't be choosing a model with the...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: cmichaels (

i love it!!!


i love it buy it no doubt sony is reliable and look at that pic i took it with the hdr cx 110

threaded for my fisheye and other lens i want, small, great, 1080p, good photos like super super good

cant shoot in 1000fps but not too many do for this price

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: ulillillia (

Amazing camera, but took 7 hours to view and edit its files on computer


This camera works with SDHC cards as well as the stated Memory Stick Pro Duo, though SDHC is much cheaper. Free HD Converter V1.7 works very well for converting those uncommon M2TS files to something I can play and edit on my computer. Sony should have...

This HD Camcorder records at 1920x1080 very well with high quality results. There are tons of configuration settings, manual focus, metering, and all that. I carry it around with every time I go somewhere and the small size makes it very portable. The...

I had to spend 7 hours searching Google for a program that converts the uncommon M2TS files to something I can work with just to be able to view and edit the videos. The included PMB software doesn't even keep the HD resolution upon converting to AVI...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Little Camera


Very nice design, no weight to it at all, and it's picture is perfect. Functions very well

None for me

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Softwall (

Nice for webcasting


Great price, features and price. We use the HDMI output to connect to an HD capture device and stream full HD. This camera has LANC control so we can control the camera remotely

Very small they are easy to steal. We have lost a few and now watch them closely

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Capture stunning 1920 x 1080 Full HD video and 3-megapixel images with the ultra-compact HDR-CX110, which features an "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance, and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 25x optical zoom lens that brings you closer to the action. Plus, the 2.7" touch panel display rotates 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles. Ideal for sporting events, wildlife, or distance shooting, a 25x optical zoom brings you closer to the action, so you can capture extremely tight shots, even from far away. In addition, digital zoom interpolation means that extreme digital zooming (up to 300x) is clearer, with less distortion.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FV50

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO Duo / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Spotlight / Landscape / Portrait mode / Fireworks / Twilight mode / Sunset / Candle / Beach / Snow / Sunrise


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.35Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:4.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4 / 1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:Exmor R CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:White fader / Black fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2 / AVCHD
Digital Zoom:300
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None