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Sony HDR-CX230/B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the build quality, and some have doubts about the viewfinder and features.

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, size

battery, memory, reliability, features, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX230/B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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USB charge only, no wall charger or ac adapter!


I bought the camera because I wanted HD and windows 8 compatible. I have a wall charger for my sony DCR SX63, but it doesn't work with this camera. It has a usb on the strap, and will charge on my computer, but I need a wall charger! Sports events etc....

windows 8 compatible

no battery chrager

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SONY products are built to fail after the warranty


I was excited to use this camcorder to record my daughter's confirmation and my son's graduation the next day. I used this camcorder 3 times to test it out. It worked fine. When it came time to record an important event, the SONY camcorder failed and...

It took great video, however

It gives card memory error message after 3 uses

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Great camcorder for a beginner


first camcorder. all i want to do is point and record which is exactly what camcorder does no confusing features.About me... Parent with kids, casual user

very simple to use, very light

nothing so far


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A great camera for beginners


Definitely easy to use. Easy to follow on screen navigation.About me... Parent with kids, casual user

Light weight and easy to use

Haven't had a problem with it so far

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Great camera, easy to use


This is a good camera for everyday use. Good quality video and sound. Easy to open up and start right away. Small and compact for one hand, light and simple.About me... casual user

Quick start, easy buttons

Small internal drive

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Excellent cammera for starters


Im in love with my new cammera the cool feature about this camera its great for vacation and familly memoryys

The basic self explanitory features

Battery life

Consumer review by:

handy cam


Small, convenient, built in lens cover. great for family events and amateur movies

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Great camera for what we needed


Open box and 30% off. This is fantastic for the price we paid! We got a great deal! So very pleased with this outcomeAbout me... Love shooting sports, Love capturing special occasions, casual user

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Easy to use.


No regrets buying this camera. BUILT IN USB IS AWESOME!About me... Semi-pro videographer, Love shooting sports

It has everything built in

Software download link never connected , but I didn't need it

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Love this small, easy to use Camcorder


Love this Camcorder - exactly what a busy family needs. Simple to use and easy to carry anywhere. Playback is super simple too. Good value for the money.About me... Love shooting sports, Parent with kids, Love capturing special occasions, casual user

Great size, easy to use, handy