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Sony Handycam HDR-CX380

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the features.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

usability, price, portability, image quality, size


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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX380/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)Sony HDR-CX380 16GB Embedded Memory HD Handycam Camcorderin Black + Sony 16GB SDHC + Replacement NP-FV50 Battery + Accessory Kit

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very nice camera


I really like the memory vidoe and ics instead of having to use a tape or adaptor and fire wire.

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Quality camera during day time


I needed a camera to record weddings and such for my family, but I notice that there is a huge difference between daytime recording and night time recording.During daytime, this camera works great. It records well with a very good camera quality.On the...

Clear, easy to follow camera

Night time recording


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Good camera for a great price


Overall a good camera. I was debating between a Canon and this Sony, ultimately choosing the Sony based on my experience with my old Sony Mini-DV camera. It was durable, and still took above average footage and stills which is saying something for a 12...

Easy to use, low price

Low light shooting is not great

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Awesome color and image stabilization


Quite amazed at color and image stabilization for this model. Very user friendly. Battery life has been good but would recommend a spare.About me... Love shooting sports, Video enthusiast

Light weight and user friendly

A little small for my large hands

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Can't transfer to a computer without problems.


Do NOT buy this product if you want to move your movies to a computer and put them on YouTube or a disk. In order to do that you must use the PlayMemories software provided by Sony which will cause your computer to crash if you have a large number of...

Easy to use and great pictures


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i love it. Great picture. Easy to use.


Super picture, very lightweight and compact. Very easy to use without reading manual. I love the steady picture. When my daughter is performing I get so nervous my hand shakes while recording but you can't tell at all with this camera, it has steady...

Picture is super clear. Very easy to use

Haven't found anything negative

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Great camera for me and my business


The camera that I purchased is one with satisfying quality including sound and picture.About me... Semi-pro videographer, Video enthusiast, Love capturing special occasions, casual user

Easy, to use, good quality

Does not come with a case bag

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Great Camera


I purchased this camera to video you daughter's gymnastics competitions and the quality of the video passed my expectations.About me... Love shooting sports, Parent with kids

Picture Quality

Haven't found anything yet

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Great camera. Easy to use.


This was a replacement for my 14 yr old camcorder. It is wonderful, so lite weight and user friendly. Taking still photos while videoing is great. I get the video and still with no interruption. The built in USB is a nice extra. This makes up loading...

Love the still photos you can get while videoing with no interruptions

Nothing so far

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Good Video, not so good Still Photo.


The video does a very good job and the touch screen is nice to have. I know this is a VIDEO Camera, but the still photos are grainy. It would be nice to have better quality so you don't have to carry both a video camera AND a regular camera.About me......

Easy to use, small and lightweight

Still photo's are grainy