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Sony HDR-XR520
6.1 out of 10

Sony HDR-XR520

Sony HDR-XR520V The Sony HDR-XR520V is a camcorder with Read more

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Overall 7

Sony HDR-XR520V: Review

Electronics Made Easy
6 November 2010
  • Summary: Handheld cameras are coming down in price, making the newer versions more affordable for anyone looking to enter the market. Despite is bulky appearance, the 240GB HDR-XR520V is a fully capable High Def handycam that can accomplish your image capture and video recording tasks easily.
  • Pros: 240GB Harddrive, Geo-tagging via inbuilt GPS, Fully HD Capable, 12 megapixel Image capture
  • Cons: A little bulky
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Overall 7

Expert Review

25 April 2009
Overall 8

A Sony handycam with a 240GB HDD, GPS and Full HD recording

Good Gear Guide.au
6 November 2009
  • Conclusion: The Sony HDR-XR520 is a rock-solid HDD video camera that improves on its predecessors in nearly every way. On the other hand, it's unlikely that many consumers will be able to afford it at its current price point.
  • Pros: Good video quality, excellent stills mode, 240GB hard drive
  • Cons: Video quality slightly below Canon HF S10, depressingly unaffordable
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Overall 9

Sony Handycam HDR-XR520

Trusted Reviews
21 October 2009
  • Summary: If you want to shoot great video and not fiddle with settings too much, the Sony HDR-XR520 is up there with the best.
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Overall 10

Sony HDR-XR520 review

7 September 2009
  • Summary: A Full HD camcorder with easy–to–use functionality and features to make you coo
  • Pros: Stunning HD pics, huge hard drive and raft of great features
  • Cons: Geotagging not yet fully up to speed
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Overall 10

Sony HDR XR520 1080p camcorder review

TechRadar UK
30 April 2009
  • Summary: The world's first Full HD Handycam with built-in GPS
  • Pros: Superb HD video, Great low-light shots, Fun GPS features
  • Cons: Hefty price tag, PC-only software, Not compact or light
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Sony HDR-XR520E

23 December 2009
Overall 9

Test: Sony HDR-XR520VE (Digital-Camcorder HD)

CHIP Online
27 November 2009
  • Conclusion: Der Sony HDR-XR520VE schneidet im Test mit exzellenter Bildqualität und Ausstattung sehr gut ab und belegt verdient den ersten Platz in unserer
  • Pros: Superscharfes Bild, 240 GByte Festplatte, GPS-Empfänger
  • Cons: Kein Fokusring, Keine manuelle Tonaussteuerung
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Low-Light-Star außer Kontrolle– Sony HDR-XR520/500

20 August 2009
  • Conclusion: Die Technik der neuen Bionz-Exmor-R-Kombination überzeugt voll und ganz und stellt tatsächlich in der gehobenen 1000 Euro-Preisklasse eine neue Referenz dar. Dafür legt das übrige Konzept der Kamera einem semiprofessionellen Einsatz enorm viele Steine in den Weg: Kein Histogramm , kein Zebra, keine...
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Overall 7

Expert Review

12 August 2009
  • Conclusion: Die Bildqualität im Low-Light überzeugt voll und ganz und stellt tatsächlich in der gehobenen 1000 Euro-Preisklasse eine neue Referenz dar. Dafür gibt es kein Histogramm, kein Zebra, keine Belichtungszeit-Kontrolle, keine Schärfehilfen und keine Bildjustage.
  • Pros: Sehr gutes Low-Light Verhalten, Blendenrad + Touch-Focus bilden gutes Zusammenspiel
  • Cons: Kaum manuelle Eingriffsmöglichkeiten
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