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Sony Handycam HDR-XR150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR150. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the zoom and size are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-XR150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-XR150

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR150 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and zoom. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the size.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-XR150 camcorder

 

The Sony HDR-XR150 is an entry-level Full HD camcorder equipped with a 120GB hard drive and 25x optical zoom lens. Like other models in the Sony handy...

Good HD video performance, 120GB hard drive, compact size, three recording formats in one

Touch screen occasionally annoys, sub-par still image mode

The Sony HDR-XR150 is a reasonably priced Full HD camcorder that provides good video and plenty of user-friendly features. Its chief strengths are a 120GB hard drive and 25x optical zoom lens. Recommended.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager, PCWorld. (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony HDR-XR150 review

 

In terms of specifications, the Sony HDR-XR150 is quite similar to last year's batch of HD handycam models, which included the similarly named HDR-XR100. The biggest improvement to the HDR-XR150 is probably its enlarged 25x optical zoom lens, which is...

The Sony HDR-XR150 is a reasonably priced Full HD camcorder that provides good video and plenty of user-friendly features. Its chief strengths are a 120GB hard drive and 25x optical zoom lens.

Apr, 2010
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Expert review by: Chris Jager (techworld.com)

Sony HDR-XR150 review

 

The Sony HDR-XR150 is an entry-level Full HD camcorder equipped with a 120GB hard drive and 25x optical zoom lens.

The Sony HDR-XR150 is a reasonably priced Full HD camcorder that provides good video and plenty of user friendly features. Its chief strengths are a 120GB hard drive and 25x optical zoom lens.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Impatient (sonystyle.com)

Cant wait to get this!!

 

One of the Best affordable camcorder from Sony. I will recommend this all amature video maker.

Cheap and Best HD Output ;

No Light ;

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: buddy911343 (sonystyle.com)

FANTASTIC CAMCORDER

 

The best camcorder i have ever purchased, would be even better if it supported mac. it does work great with imovie, but would be nice to also use sony software. (get off your high horse sony and work with apple). but other than that i would recommend...

Excellent video and picture quality ;

no mac support, other than imovie ;

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Workerx (sonystyle.com)

HDR-X150 Video Camera

 

I can not down load any of the video in the video recorder to my computer because Sony chose to use a USB plug type that is not available even at Best Buy where I bought the video recorder. I therefore give a failing grade for Compatability.I don't...

Clear crisp High definition video and pics ;

Sony stupidly chose a 2.0 USB plug type that no one has ;

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: GoinLite (sonystyle.com)

Great color. Love the 25x zoom.

 

This is a great trade up from the entry level Sony Handycam that I purchased a few years ago. I like that it records in HD and saves on a huge hard drive. However being that I will playback all HD video through the camcorder I am disappointed that...

25x zoom. 120GB HDD. High Definition. Easy to use

Does not come with HDMI cables. Does not come with remote control for playback

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: cobra03 (sonystyle.com)

Great HD camera

 

This is a great camera for the money. HD can't be beat. Easy to burn DVDs.

Great picture - easy to operate - easy to make dvd

nothing

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: malibujock (sonystyle.com)

A Really great product

 

I bought this camera a couple months ago. It has met all my expectations and even more. Light weight, easy to handle, shoots great video and photos. Simple to use, was shooting video and photos right out of the box without reading the manual. Still...

Love everything about this camera

Wish it had a view finder for when out in bright light

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: KHRISTIAN (sonystyle.com)

EXCELLENT

 

PERFECT CAMERA.

SMALLER, GREAT PERFORMANCE

NO LIGHT, NO 5.1 RECORDER SOUND

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Capture stunning 1920 x 1080 high-definition video and 3-megapixel still images. The HDR-XR150 Handycam camcorder employs an "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance and an internal hard disk drive. You can also capture remarkably smooth video, even while you're on the move via integrated SteadyShot image stabilization with active mode. Ideal for sporting events, wildlife, or distance shooting, a 25x optical zoom brings you closer to the action, so you can capture extremely tight shots, even from far away. In addition, digital zoom interpolation means that extreme digital zooming (up to 300x) is clearer, with less distortion.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FV50

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO Duo / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.5in
Height:2.6in
Weight:10.6oz
Width:2.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Spotlight / Landscape / Portrait mode / Fireworks / Twilight mode / Sunset / Beach / Snow / Sunrise

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-XR150
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3Megapixel / 1.57Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.35Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:4.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4 / 1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:Exmor R CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:White fader / Black fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2 / AVCHD
Digital Zoom:300
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Hard disk drive / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None