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Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V

Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V
alaScore 82

85 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and size. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, but views about the memory and price are mixed. Many are less positive about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, size, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the battery and size. The image quality and usability also get good reviews.

portability, usability, image quality, size, battery

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Jim Feeley (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V


The GPS-enabled Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V certainly sports innovative features, but it lacks the video quality needed to make it stand out from--or even measure up to--the best small AVCHD camcorders we've seen this year. For $1000 (as of 9/25/2009),...

Good video quality under bright light ; Smile Shutter shoots stills as subjects smile

Bad low-light video ; Expensive for what you get

The Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V is a disappointing performer, and its GPS capabilities aren't as useful as they could be.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Jim Feeley (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V review


For £729, you get a Sony camcorder with overall performance on a par with the Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1, a camera that costs half as much. That price tag does get you some high-end features, plus all those one expects to find in a modern camcorder: optical...

The Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V isn't a bad camcorder, but its main draw might be its fancy extras rather than its output.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Derek Fung (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V


It's the active image stabilisation system that finally makes shooting lengthy handheld movies or on-the-go videos a viable option, which elevates this camera from average to good.

Active image stabilisation removes all shake, bar earthquakes ; Good, if not great, image quality ; GPS geotagging ; Did we already mention the image stabilisation

How about 24Mbps recording Sony ; 4-megapixel claim is a lie

It's the active image stabilisation system that finally makes shooting lengthy handheld movies or on-the-go videos a viable option, which elevates this camera from average to good. If you intend to attach your video camera to a tripod for a majority of...

Mar, 2009

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Solid Product


"I'm very impressed with the features of the camcorder thus far. Recording to the hard drive is the single best option in my opinion. I no longer need to look for a memory stick or back to the day of CD/DVD's or even stone age cassettes. Sony has...

Mar, 2009

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Still learning the ins and outs, but love it so far!


I'm a firm believer in Sony products, so when I was looking to purchase a camcorder I looked at Sony cameras first. After researching other brands I had to come back to this one. This camera has been a lot of fun for personal use. The quality of...

Lightweight, Compact, Great Design

Bad in Low Light

Apr, 2010

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Overpriced but underdelivered


I've purchased this camcorder as a replacement for the aging Sony DCRTRV18 mini DV which I've enjoyed for over 6 years. Before I've purchased DCRTRV18 I've tried similar Canon and JVC. Sony was the best and it made an obvious choice as a replacement...

recording to 120G hard-drive, daylight video quality, Steady Shot, included software

no viewfinder, LCD in sunlight, very noisy lowlight recording, no shoulder strap

Sep, 2009

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Very nice camera for a decent price EASY SOFTWARE


My last camera was a Sony MMV (coincidence) and is now about 7 years old.  When preparing to buy a new one I knew two things:  It needed to by HD and, 2) it needed to be small.  I tried to do extensive product reviews on the available models and their...

Beautiful images, compress to email very well, small, easy software for download, works

awkward to hold, touchy zoom, useless GPS, Sony service

Jun, 2009

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Sony HDR-XR200V


Sony (SONY) * Camera type High-definition digital video camera * Image sensor components CMOS * The largest number of pixels 236 * Number of effective pixels (10000) Dynamic mode: about 1.49 million pixels (16:9), about 1.12 million pixels (4:3);...

Very good


Apr, 2009

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Good Camera


You visit a special place? Sony HDR-XR200V is one of the best choice. Besides having a very beautiful form, this type of camera also has multiple functions, namely recording your memories in the form of video and recording in the form of images. On the...

Good for recording video & ; taking photos


Apr, 2009

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HDR-XR200V camera high definition


a lasting memories with your camera high definition with the HDR-XR200V Special its a haven for your tour, this 120GB hard disk drive camcorder HDR-XR200V equipped with GPS that can display the current location and remember where you shot your video....


Its price is quite expensive

Apr, 2009

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