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6.3 out of 10

Sony HDR-CX520V

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Overall 7

Sony HDR-CX5

22 November 2010
  • Summary: The geotagging capability remains mostly a novelty, but the top-notch video quality of the Sony Handycam HDR-CX500V and HDR-CX520V make them worthy options. Because internal memory is overpriced, the HDR-XR500V is the better deal of the two, though you may want to opt for a 2010 model that supports SD cards rather than Sony's Memory Stick.
  • Cons: No SD card support; awkward control layout; no wind filter; no manual shutter speed, iris, or audio controls; expensive.
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Sony HDR-CX520V Review

20 January 2010
  • Pros: Compact, lightweight, Full AVCHD video, 64GB onboard memory, 12x optical zoom, Excellent OIS system and sound
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Overall 6

Sony Handycam HDR-CX520V

13 November 2009
  • Excerpt: (1 items) Sony’s claiming two world firsts for its current crop of high-end HD camcorders, the first being a three-way optical image stabilizer (all its rivals offer two-way), which promises to reduce camera shake by up to 10 percent, and built-in GPS so you can geotag your movie as you shoot.
  • Pros: Good range of features including manual controls, Good video quality, Solid build
  • Cons: Geotagging feature didn’t work, Confusing touchscreen menu system, Odd manual dial location
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Overall 6

Expert Review

2 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Die Bildqualität im Low-Light stellt momentan in der 1000 Euro-Preisklasse die Referenz dar. Der große Dynamikspielraum in der Werkseinstellung sowie das Fehlen von beweglichen Teilen könnte diese Kamera eigentlich für Independent-Filmer empfehlenswert machen. Allerdings gibt es kein Histogramm, kein Zebra, keine Belichtungszeit-Kontrolle, keine Schärfehilfen und keine Bildjustage.
  • Pros: Multifunktionsring, Fokus und Belichtung über Touchscreen gut gelöst, gutes Low-Light Verhalten, sechs frei belegbare Display-Buttons
  • Cons: Kein Mikro- und Kopfhöreranschluss, Mittelmäßige Display-Auflösung, Erweiterung nur durch teure und proprietäre Memory-Sticks
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