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Sony HDR-CX150E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews of Sony HDR-CX150E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good views, whereas many are negative about the viewfinder.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX150E from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX150 16GB High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)Sony HDR-CX150 16GB High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Red)Sony HDR-CX150 16GB High Definition Handycam Camcorder Blue

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX150 review: Sony Handycam HDR-CX150


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.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

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

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Sandeep Balachandran (

Sony HDR-CX150


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

May, 2010

Consumer review by: iSunnat (

"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.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Zina (

Good Cam 1 disappointment


Spec. Info Interface, say HDMI Terminal (yes mini) when I unpack my HDR-CX160 NO HDMI Terminal only A/V R terminal. Sony should correct spec info.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: soccerpop (

Great Camera


Bought the HDR-CX160 model camcorder at Costco a month ago and have been pleasantly surprised at the quality of the picture and sound. Still photos were good also. One of my cons is the LCD picture. I do a lot of outdoor filming and it can be very...

Lightweight, Great Picture & Sound, Good Value

Interface with computer and software, LCD picture

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Somewhat lacking


It does not have an input function, only output, if you are thinking about using this camcorder to record TV, look for other camcorders. The camcorder is the bang for the buck. Somewhat lacking features are what you get for having HD recording with...

High quality video. 1080p ; Built in quality microphone ; Small size: It slides in a pocket and this comes really handy

Battery life: The stock battery life gives little more than 2 hours of recording on a high setting. To get more battery life, you have to purchase extra battery, which is bulkier and costs $100 ; Memory: The stock memory of 16GB provides about 2.5...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: sonnycam (

what a product


I spent a good bit on the sony products listed above only to find out that I cannot download pictures to my new computer running windows 7. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY AND TRIP TO AFRICA WITH NO VIDEO OR PICTURES.

hdr-cx150,mc6,dsc-w180 ;

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Canonicle (

Edits easily on iMac and MacBook


This review is aimed at Mac users who have the latest version of Adobe Premiere Elements 9 formulated especially for the Mac platform. Connecting the camera to a Mac is simple: 1. Turn on your Mac. 2. Switch on the camcorder. 3. Connect to computer USB...

Stunning video quality, smooth steady zoom

Wide End Conversion Lens limits zoom range

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: whogas (

waste of money


I spent a good bit on the sony products listed above only to find out that I cannot download pictures to my new computer running windows 7. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY AND TRIP TO AFRICA WITH NO VIDEO OR PICTURES.

Very compact, no need to carry accessories, fits in camera case with camera, great video ;

hdr-cx150,mc6,dsc-w180 ;

Oct, 2010

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


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


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


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



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