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Sony Handycam HDR-CX110

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The value for money and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the features and resolution.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX110 (red)

 

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.

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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...

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"Very lite and small (compact)"

 

Very lite and small (compact) I first tried the SD version and was very disapointed then found this on sale for 299.00 and it was like night and day.... I would highly recommend this if you want to take it out of the box charge it and use without...

small battery is awesome and video played back on an hd tv is just incredible 17m, also the zoom can focus really rapidly....

There might be overkill on all the settings I usually just use the auto

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Entry Level = Mediocre Quality Picture

 

Yes, the device is compact and light, has nicefeatures and is easy to use. If you are looking for a HD camcorder to record HD video the way most people would understand HD quality to be, this is NOT the device that will deliver that to you.

Device is compact and light, has good features and easy to use. Battery life is excellent

Static picture quality is great, but as soon as the lens scans over the image frame, picture quality degrades considerably

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Great camera cnet reviewer is too critical

 

Just purchased, so can't speak to reliability, but very user friendly, great picture, and affordable for the average joe consumer.

Easy to use, awesome picture, good value

No internal memory, but memory cards are affordable

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"Works great for me."

 

Everyone is spoilt today. Videos made in full sun on this camera look better than broadcast received at home - yes there is some noise and it looks better because it has not been through the processing and transmission of broadcast.

Great picture

No microphone socket - the audio for interviews would be improved with an external mic, but the inbuilt one is very sensitive, which helps.

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This is amazing HD low to high class productions.

 

I love this product because I make videos on Youtube and I love having HD quality videos.

1.Amazing HD quality ; 2.Simple Design but advanced features ; 3.Everything is amazing

1.AVCHD can be confusing but I recommend using Koyote's HD Converter ; 2.No OBM (On Board Memory)

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"Great camera cnet reviewer is too critical"

 

Just purchased, so can't speak to reliability, but very user friendly, great picture, and affordable for the average joe consumer.

Easy to use, awesome picture, good value

No internal memory, but memory cards are affordable

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Awesome Video Camera

 

Yes I am pro sony but!!!! I recently bought 2 cam corders and returned them both the next day. I decided to go out and buy a better one. Yes a tad bit more expensive but not much. What a dream camera.

Light yet heavy enough to assist with keeping your hand steady ; Manual switch to open lens cap (You dont end up loosing it) ; Takes SD and Sony's Memory sticks ; Clear display ; Sensitive touch screen ; Great Battery life ; Battery charge within the...

Just before people think im just giving all thumbs up to sony......and yes my house is mostly sony equipment :-) ; No Mini HD cable (Come on sony.... I spent alot of cash on this. How about replacing the "2" av cables with a HD one?) ; Cheap hand strap...

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Awesome Video Camera

 

Yes I am pro sony but!!!! I recently bought 2 cam corders and returned them both the next day. I decided to go out and buy a better one. Yes a tad bit more expensive but not much. What a dream camera. Crap still's but at the end of the day you want a...

Light yet heavy enough to assist with keeping your hand steady ; Manual switch to open lens cap (You dont end up loosing it) ; Takes SD and Sony's Memory sticks ; Clear display ; Sensitive touch screen ; Great Battery life ; Battery charge within the...

Just before people think im just giving all thumbs up to sony......and yes my house is mostly sony equipment :-) ; No Mini HD cable (Come on sony.... I spent alot of cash on this. How about replacing the "2" av cables with a HD one?) ; Cheap hand strap...

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
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Depth:4.5in
Height:2.2in
Weight:7.4oz
Width:2in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-CX110
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/Red

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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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