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Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and build quality. The zoom and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but the memory and battery get negative views.

portability, image quality, zoom, build quality, usability

features, value for money, battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 12 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

zoom, portability

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony HDRCX505VE Handycam Camcorder With a Built-in 32GB Memory

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Sony HDR-CX505VE

 

The HDR-CX505VE shoots great video, has Sony's usual sturdy build, and is fairly compact.

The HDR-CX505VE shoots great video, has Sony’s usual sturdy build, and is fairly compact for a camcorder offering this level of image quality. For point-and-shoot users looking to achieve good results without much fuss, it’s a tempting proposition....

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Sony HDR-CX505VE Camcorder

 

The CX505 comes with the latest technology including the Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor technologies that is twice as sensitive as other sensors that camcorders have giving even better quality video even when you are in low light conditions, if your making video...

It’s well worth mentioning that the Sony HDR-CX505VE comes with a large three inch LCD touchscreen which allows you to see and edit your photos with ease right there on your camcorder. With 9.4 hours charge life on the battery this is 1 more less...

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE

 

Great low light performance ; Accurate focus lock in mediocre light conditions ; Rock steady image stabilization

Lens no wider than 35mm ; Have to use Pro Duo cards if you run out of internal space. Later models now support SD at last ; Fairly expensive

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.9''

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Duo / Pro Duo
Type of SD Card Interface : No
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
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/6
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1000

Recording

HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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