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Sony HDR-XR105

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of Sony HDR-XR105. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the durability and battery. The image quality and portability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed comments about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-XR105 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony HDR-XR105 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the image quality and durability. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, battery, durability, image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRXR105E High Definition Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 80GB Hard Disc Drive (33hrs)Sony HDRXR105E High Definition Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 80GB Hard Disc Drive (33hrs)

Sep, 2018

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Sony HDR-XR105E Camcorder


Want to record the best video footage that you could without pressing a dazzling combination of buttons? Then the Sony HDR-XR105E is ideal for you! It has a 2.7-inch touch LCD screen that allows you to choose the settings much faster and modes and...

When it comes to capturing quality images and videos, the Sony HDR-XR105E does not cease to amaze. To begin with, this Handycam doubles up as a 4-megapixel camera to take those still images you want. It also has 120x digital zoom and 10x optical zoom...

May, 2012

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Sony HDR-XR105


Ease of use and of transfer to computer and various software programs

maybe it is because i am used to using an eye viewer -- but i might prefer that to the system used == but it is early days so i might change my mind

Aug, 2013

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Sony HDR-XR105


Its hard to see the screen in bright conditions

Jun, 2012

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Sony HDR-XR105


Light ,Easy to use,superb picture quality video,

Can be little smaller, Easier way to super quality still picture from video, Can be better quality editing soft ware,Easy to see hard drive content .

Jun, 2011

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Sony HDR-XR105


HDD is the way to go,this camera is easy to shoot with, screen interface is so easy to use , the camera it has a nice weight to it also,the ease of download with the supplied software made transfering all my video clips real easy

I can't honestly give this camera or the sofftware supplied any bad points

Jul, 2010

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Sony HDR-XR105


excellent picture quality, compact and easy to operate.

The supplied battery has low life.

Jun, 2010

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Sony HDR-XR105


Easy to use and handle. Liked the fact that it switched on with the opening of the screen. It seemed not to pick up so much of the irritiating wind noise that my previous camcorder did.

Neck strap attachment.

Jun, 2010

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Sony HDR-XR105


A good camera that performs well but what lets it down is the software that accompanies it. The editing software is abysmally poor which spoils the whole experience

Jun, 2010

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Excellent quality of picture and ease of use. Sound quality better than I expected and overall a brilliant camera.

Have had trouble downloading into a format that my computer recognises.

Jun, 2010

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Sony HDR-XR105


Easy to use in point and shoot mode which is the main reason for buying the camcorder. The build quality is excellent which is the major reason for purcahsing Sony.

1) Cannot download video from Camcorder to Sony HXD870 Recorder (either hard disk or DVD). 2) Cannot download video from Camcorder to IBM PC because the PMB software brings PC to near standstill. Uninstalled software and PC returned to normal. 3) The...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Minimum illumination:5


Color of product:Black


Display Diagonal:2.7

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:2.36

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter size:1.18
Focal length range (f-f):0.126 - 1.26
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 2.2
Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:1

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/1000

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1728


Compatible memory cards:MS PRO
Internal storage capacity:80


Video compression format:AVCHD, MPEG2
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes