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Sony Handycam HDR-XR350V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and usability. The portability and value for money are also appreciated. There are some less positive views 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-XR350V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-XR350V

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR350V from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

image quality, build quality, value for money, usability, battery

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony HDRXR350VEB High Definition Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 160GB Hard Disc Drive - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-XR350V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR350V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

image quality, value for money, portability, usability, memory

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony HDR-XR350V 160GB High Definition HDD Handycam Camcorder

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Sony Handycam HDR-XR350V Camcorder Review

 

The Handycam HDR-XR350V is a mid-range HD camcorder from Sony that offers solid video performance, but is low on manual controls. The $999 price tag of the HDR-XR350V may sound steep, but a lot of that cost goes into the 160GB hard drive that is built...

The biggest downside of the HDR-XR350V is its $999 price tag, which is a good amount higher than the competition. The Panasonic HDC-HS60, which includes a slightly smaller hard drive (120GB), but did just as well on our performance testing as the...

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Sony HDR-XR350V

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

160 GB hard drive; Solid color results; Good motion performance

Almost no manual controls

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Average Camcoder

 

Just got back from my 10th anniversary cruise to the bahamas..........very disappointed with the video quality of this camcorder, every time I went from our room to the outside the lens fogged up internally. My 10 year old sony doesn't do this........I...

nice, small, tight camcorder package

just above average video quality, fogs up internally when taken outside on a hot, humid day

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Nice price for the Quality

 

Incredible product. Would recommend to anyone thinking about getting a stabilized camcorder for personal or small business use!

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Average Camcoder

 

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Sony Xr-350 Camcorder is Very Very Good

 

I am going to keep this short. I tried 3 recent Camcorders and this seems to be the best. Compared to Canon Vixia and my reviews of those, the Sony has similar design, no manual focus or eyelevel viewfinder in back. But the Sony camcorder does better...

almost everything

wish it had bigger lens and viewfinder

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Sony xr- 350

 

I am going to keep this short. I tried 3 recent Camcorders and this seems to be the best. Compared to Canon Vixia and my reviews of those, the Sony has similar design, no manual focus or eyelevel viewfinder in back. But the Sony camcorder does better...

Its great light, small, better in low light

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You Get A Lot, But Well Worth The Price.

 

If you are in the market for a new cam-corder then I would highly recommend that you enlist a person that has a lot of knowledge in this department. I have no knowledge on how to properly pick one of these out. It has been so long since I had purchased...

Picture quality and ease of use after you learn how to use

Sound quality is really poor through camera

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You Get A Lot, But Well Worth The Price.

 

If you are in the market for a new cam-corder then I would highly recommend that you enlist a person that has a lot of knowledge in this department. I have no knowledge on how to properly pick one of these out. It has been so long since I had purchased...

Picture quality and ease of use after you learn how to use

Sound quality is really poor through camera

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It's a maybe

 

First time user of a camcorder. I recently bought this camcorder and took it on a trip. In picture mode, the quality isn't the greatest. I get better results from my SE 3.2mb pixel camera phone. I thought the stabilization feature would be great for...

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Product Specifications

Preserve your memories in spectacular 1920 x 1080 high-definition with the HDR-XR350V Handycam camcorder. Great for travelers, this 160GB hard disk drive camcorder features a GPS receiver that can display your current location and remember where you shot your video. Enjoy superior low-light performance thanks to the back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor. In addition to 7-megapixel still image capture for high-resolution digital photos, this HD camcorder also has Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for superior image smoothness. Plus, capturing smiling faces has never been easier with Face Detection and Smile Shutter technologies.

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 Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.9in
Height:2.5in
Weight:13.8oz
Width:2.3in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-XR350V
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:Hard disk drive / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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