Sony's Full HD camcorder, the HDR-CX520, aims for imaging excellence thanks to a top-quality G lens and an Exmor R CMOS sensor. The camcorder can store up to 26 hours of movies on its 64GB internal memory but if you need extra storage you can record to...
No longer the preserve of the pros, super-smooth slow-motion shots can be yours, too. The CX520 has a high-quality 120fps (frames per second) slow-mo mode, which is fantastic for action shots involving skateboarding, bike jumps, free-running and the like
The much vaunted low-light recording capabilities are OK and may help you out of the odd troublesome spot but there’s still no substitute for either plenty of natural light or a simple lighting-rig to help lift the gloom and ensure healthy-looking shots
Comfortable to hold and use, and capable of rock-solid movie clips, the CX520 is a dependable addition to the ranks of HD camcorders. Videophiles may begrudge the odd absence from the tech specs but otherwise there’s a lot here to really enjoy.