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Sony HDR-CX190

alaTest has collected and analyzed 677 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. Views about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the viewfinder. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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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 184 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 image quality and size. The portability and price also get good comments. Comments are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

92% 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, 25x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-CX190

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 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. Opinions about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

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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 High Definition Handycam 5.3 MP Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom (2012 Model)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX190 review:

 

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

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

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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: Ateez (cnet.com)

"CX-190E: Its says it is Full HD but it is not."

 

It can decieve customers to buy assuming it to be FULL HD

A Pathatic way of decieving customers. A standard picture is digitally enhanced to high resolution of Full HD, the picuture becomes blur even when played back on HD Computer Screen. Sony Marketing Congratulations .... you decieved me here

May, 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 (sony.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: Samuel A. (newegg.com)

A good buy for home/travel recording.

 

Records in nice definition, my parents can use it with the software suite to import and share videos and pictures. Easy to use, easy to browse, organizes videos and pictures into folders automatically. Turns on/off by flipping LCD screen open/close....

Problems with the initial software suite not working and not updating correctly. Be sure to just download version 2 from Sony's website. If you like viewfinders, this is not for you. The only visual is by looking at the flip-out LCD screen.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Mary 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 that...

Dec, 2012

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: Justin S. (newegg.com)

Best gift to self!

 

As noted in the pros just be ready to have already purchased an SD card.

Best value for the dollar. Even though this is refurbished it is brand new to me! I did a lot of homework before buying this and I am overall very pleased. This will meet most of your needs. Yes there are better camcorders out there but you will have...

None really. If you are expecting $3000 camcorder features then you will be slightly disappointed. It's autofocus is pretty intuitive but not perfect and some may find to be a little slow if expectations are unreasonable.

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Video

HD type:Full HD