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Sony HDR-CX105

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews of Sony HDR-CX105. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The image quality and size are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the viewfinder.

usability, size, image quality, portability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX105 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX105 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the battery and price are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the size, and some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRCX105ES High Definition Handycam Camcorder With 8GB Internal Memory - Silver (3hrs)Sony HDRCX105ES High Definition Handycam Camcorder With 8GB Internal Memory - Silver (3hrs)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (

Sony HDR-CX105EB review


The HDR-CX105 is Sony's latest HD camcorder.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Seth Barton (

Sony HDR-CX105 review


The CX105 isn't a bad camcorder but it's positioned between two better models. The TG3E costs less, is smaller and lighter, and has a built-in flash, making it a better choice for casual point-and-shoot use. For only a little extra cash, the more...

Jun, 2009


Expert review by: James Morris (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX105E


Check out the Sony HDR-CX105E if you want a portable camcorder that shoots high quality HD video.

The Sony HDR-CX105E doesn't have the gobsmacking excitement of the HDR-TG3. It's not quite so small and although light, its form factor will mean it doesn't slip so easily into the pocket, unless you're wearing Barbour. But it does offer even better...

May, 2009

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Sony - HDR-XR105E


Sony's HDR-XR105E combines a pair of trends in the modern day circa-£500 camcorder. Firstly, it has an on-board 80GB hard drive, and a very quiet one at that. Secondly, it can shoot in resolutions of up ...

It might be overkill for someone who merely wants a solid device for some home movies, but Sony's HDR-XR105E is an impressive, quality piece of equipment nonetheless.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: PC Pro (

Sony HDR-CX105E


Good image quality, especially in low light, and at a reasonable price; a capable camcorder indeed

Jun, 2009

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Sony HDR-CX105


A handy compact treat, the Sony HDR-CX105 provides the high-class Hi-Def video you desire.

Sharp touchscreen, compact, and great 1080i video quality

Paltry 8GB Flash memory. Where's the Dolby 5.1 surround treatment

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

PC Pro: Product Reviews: Sony HDR-CX105E


Good image quality, especially in low light, and at a reasonable price; a capable camcorder indeed

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: PriceRunner (

Sony HDR-CX105 review


Ouch! We think we just cut ourselves. This Full HD camcorder is so cutting edge you could bleed out on its crisp 1080i footage, Smile Shutter smarts and auto exposure correction. And did we mention anything about the 8GB of memory that sucks up hours...

Sony’s Smile Shutter makes a cheerful camcorder debut. Activate it and the tiny CX105 will snap a still photo whenever it detects a grin, smirk or sneer – even while it’s filming. If that’s not enough to get your gnashers on display, then cheer...

It’s only got 8GB of storage. That may sound like a lot, but it’s not so much when you’re streaming top quality 1080i video to it at up to 16Mbps. At least there’s a Memory Stick Duo port for excess footage. Stereo sound is crystal clear but why do...

Mar, 2009

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Sony HDR-CX105


Full HD (1080i) Flash memory camcorder with 8GB of storage and a Memory Stick Duo slot. The 10x Carl Zeiss lens is optically stabilised and a zoom mic records sounds in stereo. It measures 107x60x55mm and weighs around 300g with a battery. The good...

Small is beautiful when it comes to ladies’ bathing costumes and gadgets, and the CX105’s impressive vital statistics are sure to sweep the awards in any technological swimsuit contest. But remember high maintenance honeys rarely come cheap... Sony...

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Duo / Pro Duo
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1000


HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3