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Sony Handycam HDR-UX5

Sony Handycam HDR-UX5
alaScore 79

30 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 27 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 85/100. The average review date is Oct 10, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 369514 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-UX5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-UX5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and zoom. The battery and usability also get good views, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, battery, zoom, portability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-UX5 4MP AVCHD DVD High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSony HDR-UX5 4MP AVCHD DVD High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-UX5

 

High-def recording for the masses at AU$1,799. You'll have to do without optical image stabilisation though.

Outlook A few desirable features have been lost to bring the HDR-UX5 in at its attractive price. If you can spare a few hundred dollars more, try the AU$2,099 HDR-UX7 on for size. For that you get a few more megapixels, a larger LCD screen, optical...

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Easy to capture every moment and make it special

 

This is awesome like the Sony Handycam I had before, BUT it's better because it's HIGH-DEF! It has great functionality, sleek design, easy to use, and has many extra features. Great gift - worth the money , great value! Fits in hand and so easy to...

Easy to Use, Great Design

None submitted

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (reviewstream.com)

Sony HDR-UX5 AVCHD High-Definition DVD Camcorder

 

Sony HDR-UX5 AVCHD High-Definition DVD Camcorder is a good camcorder for budgeting customer.

With just that affordable price i can produce many video for my clients and so far no one dissapointed.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Horrible

 

I cant explain how disappointed I was to have gotten this camera.. after all the reviews I read I finally decided to get this camera.. big bummer... the night vision is great!!! Sadly when using the night vision your battery drains twice as fast.

excellent night vision, small, easy to use

blurry images, night vision takes more than half battery in one 5 min use

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Let HD Open Up a New World

 

I was skeptical at first when I came across the Sony HDR-UX5, I had never been a big fan of disk drive camcorders. When I first opened the box I found the camcorder and instructions to be self explanatory, everything was ready to go right out of the box.

User functionality, Image and Sound quality

Price

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Let HD Open Up a New World

 

I was skeptical at first when I came across the Sony HDR-UX5, I had never been a big fan of disk drive camcorders. When I first opened the box I found the camcorder and instructions to be self explanatory, everything was ready to go right out of the...

User functionality, Image and Sound quality

Price

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-UX5

 

I searched online and found that you can copy the m2ts files and rename them to .mpeg and use editing softwares. They work and play fine.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-UX5

 

For the price offers great video capability. Also love the fact that you can also record SD

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-UX5

 

Buyer Beware

Very Very nice picture

Not user friendly for sharing or copying video and sending to others

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

Record 1080i high-definition video directly to a 3" (8cm) DVD. The HDR-UX5 supports DVD-R/- RW/+RW/+R DL (Dual Layer) media formats. Capture every second with 10x optical/80x digital zoom and in 5.1ch surround sound. You can even create still images up to 4.0 megapixel.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.3in
Height:3.2in
Weight:18.7oz
Width:3.2in

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:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-UX5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.4Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:80
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+R DL (8cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monochrome / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD