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Sony HDR-CX550V
6.2 out of 10

Sony HDR-CX550V

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Overall 8
7.8

Sony HDR-CX550V Camcorder: Review

Review guidelines
3 May 2013
  • Summary: The Sony HDR-CX550V is a compact digital camera from compact yet feature-rich. To underline the large internal hard drive, slot for memory cards, the touchscreen display large, high-resolution, Full HD movies, HDMI input, the resolution of the sensor, the remote control, the stabilizer high quality...
  • Pros: Electronic Viewfinder; Hard drive 240GB, up to 12 MP photos, HDMI output, LCD touchscreen.
  • Cons: Price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550VE

CNET
17 August 2010
  • Summary: The Sony Handycam HDR-CX550VE camcorder has a number of unique and unusual selling points but, while its photo and video performance is strong, you may be paying for features you don't actually need
  • Pros: Built-in GPS for geotagging; 200fps high-speed mode; great low-light sensitivity; very good video and photo quality; plenty of manual options.
  • Cons: An expensive purchase in anyone's books; fairly heavy; not everyone will need its clever features.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

CNET
26 May 2010
  • Summary: The Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V fares well compared with the competition, though its video could be a bit sharper and the interface less cumbersome. Unless you absolutely need to store a lot of video on the camcorder--which I don't suggest--or if have large hands that could benefit from the extra grip...
  • Pros: Full manual feature set for video; geotagging for video is fun, if not very practical; autofocus system performs very well.
  • Cons: Annoying menu system; no wind filter or meaningful audio controls; relatively big and heavy; expensive; defaults to low resolution, not-full-HD video quality; cumbersome touch-screen interface.
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Overall 8
7.6

Expert Review

reviewed
7 May 2010
  • Summary: Larger than its predecessor, but loaded with features, controls, and stronger performance.
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Overall 7
7.1

Expert Review

camcorder-test.com
24 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Weitwinkel, der sich bei aktivem Bildstabilisator etwas relativiert, sowie Lowlight sind besser als bei allen Konkurrenten. Bei der Schärfe, manuellen Einstellmöglichkeiten oder Farbdarstellung kann sich die Sony dagegen nicht absetzen, sondern bleibt meist sogar etwas hinter den jeweiligen...
  • Pros: Multifunktionsring, Fokus und Belichtung über Touchscreen gut gelöst, gutes Low-Light Verhalten, Weitwinkel, Hochauflösendes Display
  • Cons: Bild-Charakteristik nicht änderbar, Keine Schärfe- und Belichtungshilfen
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Overall 8
7.9

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550VE im Test: GPS-Camcorder mit Touchscreen

CNET
14 June 2010
  • Summary: Im Vergleich zu den Vorgängern hat Sony bei seiner aktuellen Camcorder-Serie in puncto Optik kaum etwas geändert. Die zwei aktuellen Topmodelle des japanischen Herstellers hören auf die Namen Handycam HDR-CX550VE und HDR-XR550VE.
  • Pros: manuelle Einstellungsmöglichkeiten, Geotagging mit GPS, zuverlässiger Autofokus
  • Cons: umständliche Bedienung, kein Windfilter, keine Audioeinstellungen, teuer
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