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9.1 out of 10

Sony HDR-CX430V

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Ted Clark "tec805", Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Sweet camera! Now considered an older model, but if you get a deal on it I highly recommend it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome Stabilization

HawaiiDiplomat, Amazon
13 October 2014
  • Summary: I bought this for my Dad because of the floating lens stabilization. Quite remarkable tech. The camera is pretty good. Build could be a little better. For example a lens cover switch would be nice. Compact and takes nice video. Auto focus is good too. It will amaze you at how you'll be able to zoom in and the stabilizer counters hand shake.
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Overall 10
10

Great IS

Kailua Steve, Amazon
23 July 2014
  • Summary: Spectacularly good image stabilization. It's as good as the hype.
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Overall 10
10

STOP THINKING! BUY THIS!!! DO IIIIIIIIIITTTAH!

Tactical Keychains, Amazon
6 July 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to do YouTube videos with, and so far everyone is loving it. "TacticalKeychains" I love this camera and the quality of the camera and video can't be beat. I use a 64gb sd card and charge it while taking video, something many other camera's can't do.
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Overall 10
10

Great Camera

Dumbledore's Army, Amazon
10 May 2014
  • Summary: Although the price was a little high, this is one of the few models I've found with excellent video and audio quality. I really like that it has Dolby 5.1 surround sound--I don't have to carry around a large studio with me. The image stabilization is amazing as well, as previous reviewers have mentioned. There are a few minor setbacks, but nothing that would warrant a lower rating: 1) When the lens cover opens up automatically, it makes a loud audible "click.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good camcorder

Jerry L. Dixon, Amazon
27 April 2014
  • Summary: Makes excellent video, but I have no idea why it is so ridiculously expensive. You would think such a high price would come with more technical features, such as a pause button, a remote viewfinder that attaches to your glasses, being able to change batteries while recording, detachable hand strap, and a viewfinder that opens more than 90 degrees. Also, the tripod mount hole is not center-weighted, so once set up, it can easily fall over.
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Overall 10
10

Great Camcorder, better than anticipated

Bromius, Amazon
16 April 2014
  • Summary: This is a great item. It arrived in even better shape than I anticipated, and delivery was prompt. The camera itself is fantastic. It is easy to use, the image is very clear, the image stabilization is phenomenal, and it has good resolution in low-light as well. I am very pleased with this purchase.
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding Sony Handycam

R. Tillotson "amateur pianist", Amazon
7 April 2014
  • Summary: I was looking for a nice HD video cam to take on a cruise to South America and Antarctica and this HDR-CX430V seemed to have all the features I needed. I wanted a high quality video camera and this fills the bill. I also wanted a video camera that took excellent photos and this one did that too. When I got home and started editing my videos and photos I was very pleased at the quality of both. Videos are very clear and well exposed using the standard settings.
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Overall 10
10

My 5th Sony Video Camera

Noah Nason, Amazon
3 March 2014
  • Summary: So you ask what happened to the other 4. My kids have them and the first two wore out after lots of shooting of Grandkids. So why a separate camera vice my smart phone. 1. Stabilization 2. Size of memory 3. Easy of handling (this camera is easy to hold and point, smart phone is not.) 4. Real zoom. 5. More rapid focus 6. Better low light.
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Overall 10
10

Makes me look like I know what I'm doing

Steven Claggett, Amazon
18 January 2014
  • Summary: I'm a camcorder noob and this Sony is easy to use and takes high quality video. The Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is the best in the price range, better than some at twice the price. A great camcorder that you well not out grow in a years time.
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