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Sony HDR CX130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 388 reviews of Sony HDR CX130. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the battery. Some have doubts about the connectivity and control panel.

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viewfinder, control panel, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR CX130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR CX130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Sony HDR CX130 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the image quality and portability are overall positive. The zoom and price also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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viewfinder

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR CX130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Sony HDR CX130 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the color.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

color

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX130-160 review

 

There's not a lot to say about Sony's 2011 entry-level camcorders, the Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160. With their no-frills design and feature set, I'd expect them to be a little cheaper, but they're definitely an improvement over last year's...

A wide-angle lens, built-in USB cable, and consistently good automated behavior highlight the otherwise no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 , CX160 , and XR160 camcorders.

The sub-HD resolution sensor on these camcorders produces merely satisfactory video.

Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card.

May, 2011

Expert review by : good house keeping (goodhousekeeping.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 Camcorder

 

The Sony Handycam achieved the highest video quality of any camcorder or camera in our test

Stunning video quality, Consumer testers found the controls easy to use, Comfortable grip, Sensitive touch screen, 30x optical zoom works great

Poor low-light photographs

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Owen (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

 

The CX130 is an impressive camcorder within its price range, featuring a stylish exterior and large LCD screen, though its image and video quality don't quite live up to the aesthetics.

Good low-light performance ; Pleasing design ; Easy-to-use interface and menus

Colours could be more vibrant

Overall, the Sony HDR-CX130 is an impressive camcorder within its price range. Predictably, Sony has mastered the art of the camera's appearance, making it smooth and sleek with a trendy touchscreen menu and large LCD screen. The functionality of the...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX130-160 review: Sony Handycam HDR-CX130-160

 

Sony Handycam HDR-CX130-160

A wide-angle lens, built-in USB cable, and consistently good automated behavior highlight the otherwise no-frills ; , ; , and ; camcorders.

The sub-HD resolution sensor on these camcorders produces merely satisfactory video.

Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX130-160 review

 

There's not a lot to say about Sony's 2011 entry-level camcorders, the Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160. With their no-frills design and feature set, I'd expect them to be a little cheaper, but they're definitely an improvement over last year's...

A wide-angle lens, built-in USB cable, and consistently good automated behavior highlight the otherwise no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 , CX160 , and XR160 camcorders.

The sub-HD resolution sensor on these camcorders produces merely satisfactory video.

Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.com.au)

Sony HDR-CX130E

 

Recording to Sony Memory Stick Pro card or all varieties of SD for relative convenience, this near entry-level model in Sony's HD camcorder range incorporates a sensitive 1/4in Exmor R CMOS sensor for better results shooting in dim light and with a...

Large and obvious buttons; decent feature set for a reasonable price; choice of SD or Memory Stick storage; bright lights

Plasticky construction, though many will appreciate the larger controls; detail could be sharper

Available in red or black, this is a good mid-price option, even if detail isn’t as sharp as footage from the Canon or Panasonic.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Sony HDR-CX130E review

 

Recording to removable Memory Stick or SD flash, the CX130's 16GB capacity is expandable and relatively future-proofed

Large and obvious buttons; decent feature set for a reasonable price; choice of SD or Memory Stick storage; bright lights

Plasticky construction, though many will appreciate the larger controls; detail could be sharper

Available in red or black, this is a good mid-price option, even if detail isn’t as sharp as footage from the Canon or Panasonic.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Sony Handycam HDR CX130 Review

 

The all new Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 is one of the no frills model of this entry level series and has created quite a buzz in the market.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Very small and easy to carry."

 

Photo quality is barely adequate. Carry a still camera In extremely high contrast bright situations highlights can burn out - a neutral density or polaroid filter helps this but it doesn't happen a lot.

Very small and easy to carry.

Very small and easy to carry.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Camera over heated. SONY SERVICE SUCKS!!!!"

 

The camera in practice is excellent. However, this is absolutely my last Sony product. The service is the worst I have ever experienced. The reps are apathetic at best. Sony does not care about the quality of their service. 3-4 weeks after having the...

Quality HD pic for the price. Light. Very good auto focus. Smooth zoom. Decent value. (When it works)

Camera would overheat and turn off radomly. Horrible support. SONY SERVICE HAS SUCKED! 3-4 WEEKS after 9 days of evaluation.

Jun, 2012

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