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Sony HDR-UX20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and battery. The design and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the build quality and features.

portability, usability, design, battery, image quality

value for money, features, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-UX20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-UX20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Sony HDR-UX20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, portability, battery, design, memory

features

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony HDR-UX20 4MP DVD Hybrid Plus High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 8GB Flash Memory & 15x Optical Zoom

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Sony HDR-UX20

 

In conclusion, the HDR-UX20 provides users with a wealth of functionally that some models could only dream of providing. With high definition video performance and face recognition, this camcorder combines the performance of a camcorder with the...

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 15x optical zoom2.7 in Clear Photo LCD Screen3 recording optionsFace detection

Average performance in low light situation

If you love the look of all the new high definition movies that are...

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Sony HDR-UX20 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony DVD Camcorders

 

The HDR-UX20 is Sony's top of the line DVD camcorder this year. Capturing in the AVCHD format at an improved 1920 x 1080 resolution, the UX20 is outfitted with both an 8GB of internal flash memory and a MemoryStick PRO Duo card slot, both of which can...

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Sony HDR-UX20

 

The most obvious feature the HDR-UX20 offers is the ability to record to three different media: DVD, 8GB of internal memory, and MemoryStick. This is a bigger benefit that you might think, because recording high definition video to DVD is a right pain....

If you plan on nothing beyond simple point-and-shoot operation, Sony camcorders often make a good choice. Push the Easy button on the side, and the HDR-UX20 reverts to virtual idiot-proof mode. More advanced users will likely be disappointed by the...

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Sony HDR-UX20

 

The Sony HDR-UX20 ($999 MSRP) is the company's top high definition DVD camcorder for 2008, compressing video in the AVCHD format. While the UX20 has benefited from a number of upgrades since last year, Sony has clearly split the DVD and hard disk drive...

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Sony HDR-UX20

 

The HDR-UX20 is Sony's top-of-the-range DVD camcorder, offering AVCHD recording at a maximum resolution of 1920x1080i. While ostensibly a high-definit...

Three recording formats, solid video performance, lots of modes and features

Requires a Blu-ray player for AVCHD DVDs, questionable build quality, the touch screen is too small

With a choice of three recording formats (DVD, Memory Stick and inbuilt memory), Sony's HDR-UX20 is the king of the hybrids. It delivers reasonable high-def visuals for the asking price, but some of the issues that plague DVD camcorders remain unchecked.

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The HDR-UX20 Hybrid-Plus

 

Other colors in the image. New Sony CMOS sensor provided with clear, vivid, and spectacularly detailed 2.3 megapixel (effective) video and 4 megapixel photos - with a lifespan of the battery. Exmore technology to capture images in high resolution and...

15x optical and 180x digital zoom

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Sony HDR-UX20

 

3 media as well as Sony handycam HDR-UX20 this? Handycam HDR-UX20 is a continuation of recording high definition (HD) from Sony (as in the HDR-UX7 series that first appeared). UX20 model is now present more slender (5.8 cm thick) and lightweight (530...

Design brief ; Full HD recording ; store Media and flexible connectivity ; Many useful feature

LCD area are narrow, minimal manual controls ; Price

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Sony HDR-UX20

 

Sony HDR-UX20 Adults with this era of video tapes as storage media has been abandoned, because the digital recorder was present a more practical. However, with the presence of a digital recorder sometimes make people a bit confused recorder digital...

Full HD recording ; store Media and flexible connectivity, Easy for Use

expensive price

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Sony HDR UX20

 

From the series such as Sony HDR-UX7 that first appear. UX20 model is now present more slender (5.8 cm thick) and lightweight (530 grams). Prepared as a recorder UX20 High Definition (HD) with full resolution 1920x1080i, or equivalent to standard video...

Good design, slim

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Exellent Handy Cam

 

3 media as well as Sony handy cam HDR-UX20 this? Handy cam HDR-UX20 is a continuation of high definition recorder (HD) from Sony (as in the HDR-UX7 series that first appeared). UX20 model is now present more slender (5.8 cm thick) and lightweight (530...

With mini dvd

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Product Specifications

The HDR-UX20 delivers the ultimate in home video flexibility. Hybrid Plus recording technology gives you the option to record images to DVD media, internal flash memory, or removable Memory Stick PRO Duo media. The ClearVid CMOS sensor (with Exmor technology) and BIONZ image processor captures Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution for sharp detail, as well as 4 megapixel still photos. Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization helps ensure clear images, while Face Detection helps people look their best in every video and photo. The built-in zoom microphone with Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording even lets you capture realistic surround sound experience.
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