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Sony HDR-CX210

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and image quality. The price and portability also get good views, but some have doubts 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-CX210 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX210 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Videokamera HDR-CX210EB

Consumer review by: review summary for Sony HDR-CX210


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX210 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

portability, price, battery

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX210 HDR-CX210L HDR-CX210/L High Definition Handycam 5.3 MP Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom (Blue) + 16GB High Speed SDHC Card + High CapaciSony Handycam HDR-CX210 8GB 1080p HD Video Camera Camcorder (Black) with 32GB Card + LED Video Light + Battery + Tripod + Case + Accessory Kit

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Sony HDR-CX210


Sony's HDR-CX210 camcorder comes with 8GB of integrated storage, but video performance lags behind the competition.

25x optical zoom. 8GB built-in storage

Soft, grainy video. Mediocre low-light performance

With these two very similar Sony camcorders, at least the PJ200's built-in projector adds a fun way to share your images that masks many of the camera's video-quality flaws. With the CX210 you lose the projector, but gain 8GB of integrated storage for...


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Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 ( Silver)


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...

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"Good Camcorder for Home Use"


I do like this camcorder, but it does have some flaws. I have used this quite a bit since I got it, and it works well for most home projects, such as recording family gatherings. I'll break down how I felt about it.

+ Camcorder is extremely light, and has a cheap, plasticy feel

- No 5 pin cable with USB to transfer video's / pics to your PC

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Awesome Camcorder!


I did not purchase from this site but wished I had because I paid $100.00 more. The Handycam has a lot of useful features that really impress me and more then that the ease of use is a big plus. The camera is smaller then it looked on the web but don't...

Works great at low light situations and takes great video and still pictures

Did not come with a case to protect the handy cam

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i would buy this prouduct again


the best thing about this cam is the compact size

Easy to Use

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keep your memories live


I found CX210 a very user friendly product and it gives a professional touch to your video shoot though we are not professional. picture quailty is very good and specially the night shoot with its Exmor R CMOS sensor.

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As a camcorder I would recomend this to anyone. The low still picture quality and lack of internal flash or light only take 1 egg away as the low light perfomance helps mitigate that.

Great low light performance ; Sound quality is very good. Taking a video a few feed from very loud speakers did not result in overdriven audio. The playback sounded like a direct feed. Zoom is very good with no noticable loss in quality ; Video's are...

You can take pictures while recording 720p video but the quality of the still pictures is poor. Still pictures not in video mode are better but still very low compared to most phones that do 8mp now. Touch screen is a little less responsive than I...

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Completely Dumbfounded its a great camcorder


Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. I saw this ages ago when it first came out on DVD however I also noticed it was on the TV today and as I enjoyed it so much previously I decided to put it on whilst we were having...

good video image , good everything

I don't have much cons


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Completely Dumbfounded its a great camcorder


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good video image , good everything

I don't have much cons

A tale of high adventure, and fun for the entire family.

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Sony HDR-CX210 high-definition camcorder - red


One of the best products that money can buy.

Low weight, small, Easy to use, effective

Record button not in the right place, pictures not clear

Product Specifications


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


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
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:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD


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


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