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Sony HDR-CX190

Sony HDR-CX190
alaScore 87

550 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 550 reviews of Sony HDR-CX190. 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 really like the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments, but the viewfinder and reliability get mixed views.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX190 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX190

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX190 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good opinions.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam CX190 Full HD Camcorder - Black (5.3MP, 25x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDSony Handycam CX190 Full HD Camcorder - Black (5.3MP, 30 x Extended Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-CX190

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX190 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability, viewfinder

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX190 High Definition Handycam 5.3 MP Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom (2012 Model)Sony HDR-CX190 HD Handycam Camcorder with 5.3MP and 25x Optical Zoom + 16GB SDHC + Sony Case + Replacement Battery Pack + Mini HDMI Cable + Accessory

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX190 review: Sony Handycam HDR-CX190

 

Sony's trio of entry-level camcorders -- the Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 and CX210 -- seem amazingly, aggressively priced. But they're priced like standard-definition camcorders because they use SD-level components to produce video in HD format but not...

Sony's entry-level Handycams, the HDR-CX190, CX200 and CX210 are small, lightweight and cheap. A captive USB cable that enables charging while connected to your computer is one of the few perks.

You can't really call the video HD quality, the camcorder feels flimsy and the lens is prone to fringing.

They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the...

May, 2012
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Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 
Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: kk1013kk (cnet.com)

"SD card handycams are poor-may want to try other brand."

 

RETRO. Technology has gone back 20 years. Very disappointed with the HDR-CX190. In order to record media to playable discs, etc, you have to purchase for $200.00 the Multifunction DVD Recorder VRD-MC6. You must develop a relationship with the Sony help...

There is none.

Have to use multiple cables and develop a reationship with Sony helpline in order to record your recordings to playable dvd, and its not HD as promised. Seems like they are promoting you to by Blu-ray players in order to view your media. Retro tech.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: edge0431 (cnet.com)

"Great Value, Would recommend to a friend."

 

I purchased this camera today because I wanted an affordable HD video camera. I have to say from what I seen so far, this is a winner. I am a semi pro photographer and have sunk most of my money into Nikon DSLR's but I wanted something small and...

Small, lightweight, sensitive mic, user friendly

Haven't found any yet

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: itech (sonystyle.com)

Don't get

 

I got this camera for to record videos for my company. I use it for recording the screen of my iPhone and iPad. The quality of the video is really horrible. The camera picks out every pixel in the screen of my iPhone and makes the video very blurry....

Big amount of storage space, easy computer connectivity, light weight

poor quality video, short battery life, focus, limited amount of personalization

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Danny F (newegg.com)

Great video, awful audio, awful Sony support.

 

I will not purchase from Sony again, it was an awful experience.

Video quality: 9/10 ; Autofocus: 9/10 ; Just as it says, the video quality is great. It also has a wonderful live HDMI output, and a zoom-microphone function that allows you to hear what people are saying if you zoom in on somebody far away. The 25x...

Audio quality: 3/10 ; Sony's support: 0/10 ; The audio produces a white noise, even in completely silent environments. It makes the video almost unbearable to watch. I tried Sony's live chat support, they walked me through the basics of resetting but...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Very Nice Camcorder

 

It will take a few minutes to understand their menu's and allow you to get to all the settings. I have used an older sony with the touchscreen and it was quicker, but then you have finger prints all over the display. Sony says you should have at lest...

Excellent video and still quality. Relatively small and compact. Excellent product for the price

Sony's main page about this camera LIES ; http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&partNumber=HDRCX190/B#overview ; Vibrant 2.7" Clear Photo LCD™ touch screen makes framing up and reviewing...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: EQop1 (sonystyle.com)

My 2nd Sony Video Camera

 

My last sony camera I bought in "98" and still works. Now, I wanted new technology with better image quality and easy transfer of recordings to other media, plus a still image camera built in. I am very happy with the quality and ease of use. Hope this...

compact,easy to operate, great pictures

none I can think of

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Robin S. (jr.com)

Very happy with this camcorder

 

lightweight, compact, easy to operate, great picture. I use it for home videos.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Zoom

No External Mic Input

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: soccerdad (sonystyle.com)

Small and affordable

 

Great price for a full HD camera with 25x optical zoom and unbelievable onboard software, but you will have to buy a memory card to film anything. Plus, you'll have to buy a mini HDMI cable if you want to playback footage in HD from the camera on your...

Full HD, Optical Zoom, Face detection, Image Stabilization

No touch screen, no internal memory, no HDMI cable

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.8''

Connectivity

Digital Input:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Pro-HG / MS Pro
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/6
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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