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Sony HDR-CX150E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and battery are overall positive. The value for money and usability also get good feedback. The color and image quality get mixed comments, while the reliability and memory get critical reviews.

portability, usability, value for money, battery, size

viewfinder, memory, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX150E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 127 reviews)

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Mini Digital Camcorder

 

The image quality, size and the function of the camera is fantastic. Battery life could be better, but for me the whole product is excellent. The features are, 1920×1080 Full HD recording images w/7MP, 32 GB embedded flash memory, 1 / 4 inch backlit 3.5MP CMOS sensor Exmor R, steadyshot optical image stabilizer or active mode, wide angle Lens-G or 27.4 mm, 12x optical zoom.

Good image stabilization, Good in low light, Zoom range/performance, Easy to use, Great Zoom, Great picture quality

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Sony HDR-CX150

 

An extremely compact and versatile little camcorder that actually does justice to the money spent.

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Sony HDR-CX150E (black)

 

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...

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, but this bare-bones camcorder just barely delivers on the promise of HD quality.

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Sony HDR-CX150

 

Compact and sometimes wowed us in tests, but lacks many features seen on higher-end models

Low noise levels; Motion looked decent

Color accuracy lacking; Mixed low light results

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"Amazingly Great Video Quality, And Good Audio Quality."

 

Good Zoom, Video Quality Is Far More Better Than Any Other Cam Within This Range. Zoom Mic Does Great Job. iAuto Feature Is Superb.

Records Wind Too Much. Images Are Worst. A Simple 2MP Mobile Camera Defeat It In Image Quality.

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"al principio funciono muy bien, me dejo muy satisfecho"

 

absolutamente desilucionado de Sony, he tenido antes camaras Sony (no HD) y funcionaron infinitamente mejor que esta, que debo agregar que me costo mucho dinero (mas de US $ 1100)

manejable con una sola mano, comoda, facil de usar

al poco tiempo (4 o 5 usos) se calento mas de lo normal y dejo de grabar a los pocos minutos, quedo la pantalla en negro e informo y mostro un mensaaje de "recuperando datos". No he podido volver a usarla a pesar de haberla reseteado como indican las inst

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"Great camcorder - when it works"

 

Unbelievably crappy model. I owned a Sony TV, VCR, DVD player, none of them gave me as much trouble as this piece of ... garbage. After just a week of use, camera crapped out, had to pay $6 shipping to get it fixed. Got it back in a few weeks, fixed,...

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Stopped working twice in 4 months - second time after already being repaired by Sony Service...

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Great camcorder - when it works

 

Unbelievably crappy model. I owned a Sony TV, VCR, DVD player, none of them gave me as much trouble as this piece of ... garbage. After just a week of use, camera crapped out, had to pay $6 shipping to get it fixed. Got it back in a few weeks, fixed,...

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Stopped working twice in 4 months - second time after already being repaired by Sony Service

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"Sony used to be better"

 

I had old dv sony camera and loved it. This days seems like they just degradating. Do not buy this product.

Nice video quality,good buttery life.

. I owned this camera for 4 days and just in few shootings noticed BIG focus problem moving from one object to another focus not adjusting well enough. Watching video you can notice blare when moving camera.No viewfinder .

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"Good for six months only !"

 

After six months of use, the screen and videos taken with the camera were purplish and grainy. Taking back to Best Buy, we were told it had to go in for repair, estimating the labor charge of over $100. Calling Sony gave no satisfaction. I would have...

Good camera for six months.

Poor warranty. Poor support. After complaining about product and warranty, I was put on hold and was told I was being shifted to customer service. I hung up after waiting 45 minutes with no answer.

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Good for six months only !

 

After six months of use, the screen and videos taken with the camera were purplish and grainy. Taking back to Best Buy, we were told it had to go in for repair, estimating the labor charge of over $100. Calling Sony gave no satisfaction. I would have...

Good camera for six months

Poor warranty. Poor support. After complaining about product and warranty, I was put on hold and was told I was being shifted to customer service. I hung up after waiting 45 minutes with no answer

Product Specifications

Step up to 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording with HDR-CX150 Handycam camcorder. This ultra-compact camcorder is packed with features including an "Exmor" CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 25x optical zoom lens to help bring you closer to the action. Compose and view your shots on the vibrant 2.7" Clear Photo LCD. Face Detection and Smile Shutter technologies make it easy to capture smiling faces while Intelligent Auto mode analyzes your shot and then automatically selects the appropriate settings from 9 distinct scene modes.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
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 PRO 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:Sunrise / Snow / Beach / Candle / Sunset / Twilight mode / Fireworks / Portrait mode / Landscape / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-CX150/HDR-CX150/R
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.6
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Red

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.57Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.35Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:4200Mpix
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)

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White 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
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