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Sony HDR-CX210

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews of Sony HDR-CX210. 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. Views about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the viewfinder and control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX210 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX210

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX210 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and durability. The portability and zoom also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-CX210

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX210 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Opinions about the price and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Sony HDR-CX210

 

Sony's HDR-CX210 camcorder comes with 8GB of integrated storage, but video performance lags behind the competition.

25x optical zoom. 8GB built-in storage.

Soft, grainy video. Mediocre low-light performance.

Conclusions With these two very similar Sony camcorders, at least the PJ200's built-in projector adds a fun way to share your images that masks many of the camera's video-quality flaws. With the CX210 you lose the projector, but gain 8GB of integrated...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 review: Sony Handycam HDR-CX210

 

Sony Handycam HDR-CX210

Sony's entry-level Handycams, the ; are small, lightweight and cheap. A captive USB cable that enables charging while connected to your computer is one of the few perks.

You can't really call the video HD quality, the camcorder feels flimsy and the lens is prone to fringing.

They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the...

May, 2012

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

Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 review: Sony Handycam HDR-CX210

 

Sony Handycam HDR-CX210

Sony's entry-level Handycams, the ; are small, lightweight and cheap. A captive USB cable that enables charging while connected to your computer is one of the few perks.

You can't really call the video HD quality, the camcorder feels flimsy and the lens is prone to fringing.

They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the...

May, 2012

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

Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 review

 

Sony's trio of entry-level camcorders -- the Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 and CX210 -- seem amazingly, aggressively priced. But they're priced like standard-definition camcorders because they use SD-level components to produce video in HD format but not...

Sony's entry-level Handycams, the HDR-CX190, CX200 and CX210 are small, lightweight and cheap. A captive USB cable that enables charging while connected to your computer is one of the few perks.

You can't really call the video HD quality, the camcorder feels flimsy and the lens is prone to fringing.

They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the...

May, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Good Camcorder for Home Use"

 

I do like this camcorder, but it does have some flaws. I have used this quite a bit since I got it, and it works well for most home projects, such as recording family gatherings. I'll break down how I felt about it. -Look and Feel This camcorder is...

+ Camcorder is extremely light, and has a cheap, plasticy feel

- No 5 pin cable with USB to transfer video's / pics to your PC

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Good Camcorder for Home Use

 

I do like this camcorder, but it does have some flaws. I have used this quite a bit since I got it, and it works well for most home projects, such as recording family gatherings. I'll break down how I felt about it. -Look and Feel This camcorder is...

+ Camcorder is extremely light, and has a cheap, plasticy feel + Great video quality + Screen is bright and easy to see

- No 5 pin cable with USB to transfer video's / pics to your PC

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice camera

 

So far I have used this a few times and it's been quick, a lot of features, and easy to use.

None thus far.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent--bought the maintenance...just in case So far so good.

 

My Daughter uses this camera as a second camera for filming weddings. Worked without a hitch. Good Purchase thus far.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

very deappointed

 

make a good movie ouside only touch screen easy to transfere to conputer ( USB cable with the camcorder)

bad quality movie inside (low light) take a cheap picture (5.3 MP )

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

Awesome Camcorder!

 

I did not purchase from this site but wished I had because I paid $100.00 more. The Handycam has a lot of useful features that really impress me and more then that the ease of use is a big plus. The camera is smaller then it looked on the web but don't...

Works great at low light situations and takes great video and still pictures

Did not come with a case to protect the handy cam

Jan, 2013

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