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Sony Handycam HDR-CX350V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX350V. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the viewfinder, and opinions are divided on the color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-CX350V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX350V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX350V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good opinions. There are some critical views about the viewfinder.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX350V 32GB High Definition Handycam CamcorderSony HDR-CX350V 32GB High Definition Handycam Camcorder

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: ViewFinder4CA (sonystyle.com)

Nearly perfect

 

As it is a great camera indoors, and the touch screen works out well for selecting and staying with the object to be recorded, outdoors a view finder is needed. On a beautiful sunny day, it is impossible to see anything with the touch screen due to...

Great indoors

Missing a view finder for outdoor use

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: EngineDriver (sonystyle.com)

Great Compact Camcorder

 

Purchased from the Sony Style store with a great price match from a leading online retailer. At current $649 price it is worth the money, but still more expensive than Canon Vixia 31. Still chose it over the Canon for the following reasons, despite the...

Image Stabilization, low light video, compactness, solid build, responsive touch screen ;

Limited to 60i recording settings. 30p would have been great option ;

Dec, 2010
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Consumer review by: NOMAD (sonystyle.com)

Great HD Camera

 

Was looking to upgrade to something with good stabilization and picture quality, this camera exceeded my expectations. I do lots of under water videography and the image stabilization is incredible. Not to mention the excellent video quality of the HD,...

Small, light weight, easy to use, excellent picture quality ;

Wish it could be turned on without opening the screen ;

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Arif (sonystyle.com)

Poor Photos/Snapshots, MAC community NOT supported

 

For photos, there is a high level of color noise (even in well lit indoor conditions) despite the EXMOR technology for low lighting conditions. Also, there is a high level of purple fringing in photos even without a Clear/UV/Haze filter. I have given...

Excellent Daylight Videos, Optical Image Stabilization ;

Poor still photos: high color noise & purple fringing, Videos: 1080x1440 NOT 1080x1920, Software: MAC not supported ;

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: MiamiBoy (sonystyle.com)

Recording made simple

 

This Camera is so good and overall excellent in every way but I had trouble with when comes to holding the camera for long periods of time ( 3 to 4 hrs) leaving you wishing for a better way of holding the camera . Another issue is you must buy an extra...

excellent quality and amazing clarity with a sleek design ;

Battery life and how you can hold it ;

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: BarnDad (sonystyle.com)

Great Camera - Works well with a Mac

 

I use mine to record at horse shows. When used in typical outdoor lighting, the camera captures stunningly beautiful images. Indoor arenas pose a challenge. As long as you zoom in on the subject matter, the image quality is good. Zoom out and the...

Lightweight, captures great colors, excellent value for pricepoint ;

Low light filming could be better ;

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: jdbx2 (sonystyle.com)

Great for Mac Users!

 

The low light feature works great. I love it. Easy to use, easy menu, but more importantly, (and I'm not sure what that other person was talking about), it works great with my 2010 MacBook Pro!

Works perfect in iMovie AND Final Cut Pro 7 ;

Extra $ for GPS is worthless to me ;

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: technocrat (newegg.com)

Good mid-range camcorder

 

After extensive research for months I decided on this one as this has the Exmor-R sensor from Sony which is pretty good n night light. Higher end version like cx 500-550 have a bigger sensor. I wanted to test this first and if I dont like it, i was...

Great night light photography ; Steadycam mode works great ; 16gb built in is great.. i was planning on buying a sd card but decided against ; small form factor easy to use for any one ; lots of options to tweak the outcome ; Easy to use...

All touchscreen display.. many might find it iffy ; menu system leaves much to desire ; options hidden deep inside (might need custom menus, havent used it yet) ; No 24 fps mode

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: BLONDY (sonystyle.com)

Mac Users Need to Know

 

Not everyone uses iMovie on a Mac! I use Final Cut Pro 7 (FCP) and the Log and Transfer function to an iMac works great. But first, just save the files from the internal memory or external card to your hard drive and even backup these highly compressed...

Compact and Full of Smart Features

A bit pricey to start, no separate mic jack (see accessories)

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: JRush (sonystyle.com)

Works perfect with Mac Software

 

Mac users gotta use the IMovie Application to export the videos from this camcorder. If you go to ''file'' you can scroll down to export from camera and there you go. Some people thinks its bad for a Mac computer but they are wrong! Also, it...

You can use IMovie to export Videos on Mac

Cant use the software it comes with on Mac

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Record your memories in high-definition with the HDR-CX350V Handycam camcorder. Capture 1920 x 1080 Full HD videos and 7-megapixel still images to 32GB of embedded Flash memory. An "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers superior low-light performance while optical SteadyShot image stabilization with active mode and 3-way shake canceling enables you to capture remarkably smooth video. A built-in GPS receiver lets you view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations, all using easy-to-read NAVTEQ maps.

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
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.9in
Height:2.5in
Weight:11.3oz
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:Snow / Beach / Sunset / Twilight mode / Fireworks / Portrait mode / Landscape / Spotlight / Sunrise

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-CX350V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.4
Max Focal Length:34.8mm
Min Focal Length:2.9mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.54Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.65Mpix
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

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2 / AVCHD
Digital Zoom:160
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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