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Sony HDR-XR550

Sony HDR-XR550
alaScore 82

15 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Sony HDR-XR550. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the color. The size is also appreciated, but some have doubts about the portability and price.

image quality, size, color

price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-XR550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Sony HDR-XR550 Full HD camcorder


The Sony HDR-XR550 Full HD camcorder is a hard disk-based Handycam with 240GB of storage.

Stellar video performance, plenty of storage space for recordings, doesn't skimp on manual features

Expensive, almost identical to the previous model

The Sony HDR-XR550 is a feature-packed Full HD camcorder with plenty of advanced tools and features. Unfortunately, most consumers will find its price tag to be too steep.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


If you've got big-screen dreams this high-def cam has a pro-friendly wideangle lens, manual controls and 12MP stills. But can it trump its Canon rival?

Huge storage, great stills and a top-notch touchscreen, but not quite picture perfect

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.8'' / 1/2.9''


Digital Input:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Pro-HG / MS Pro
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/6
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000


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