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Sony HDR-XR520

Sony HDR-XR520V The Sony HDR-XR520V is a camcorder with 192 Read more

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Overall 7

Sony Handycam XR500V

4 September 2014
  • Summary: Though their geotagging capabilities are mostly novelty and their interfaces could use a complete overhaul, the top-notch video quality, performance, and consumer-friendly feature sets of the Sony Handycam HDR-XR500V and HDR-XR520V make them worthy camcorder options. Both are overpriced, but since 14 hours of recording time is plenty--especially if supplemented with flash media--the HDR-XR500V is the better deal of the two.
  • Pros: First-rate video quality and performance; geotagging videos is fun, if limited.
  • Cons: Annoying menu system; no wind filter; no manual shutter-speed, iris, or audio controls; relatively big and heavy; expensive.
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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. There may be better value for money in other models, but for a top of the range handycam, this unit might be the answer.
  • Pros: 240GB Harddrive, Geo-tagging via inbuilt GPS, Fully HD Capable, 12 megapixel Image capture
  • Cons: A little bulky
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Overall 9

Sony Handycam HDR-XR520

Trusted Reviews
26 May 2011
  • 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 8

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

Good Gear Guide.au
18 February 2010
  • Summary: 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 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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Sony HDR XR520 1080p camcorder

TechRadar UK
30 April 2009
  • Excerpt: After years in the doldrums camcorders are looking dynamic again thanks to stellar high-def images, competitive prices and the unstinting rise of YouTube. Sony is taking advantage of this with the HDR-XR520, a Full HD (1920x1080) shooter that crams in a 3.2in touchscreen LCD, 240GB hard disk drive, 12x optical zoom – and just happens to be the world's first with built-in GPS.
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Overall 10

Sony HDR-XR520VE review

24 April 2009
  • Summary: Life in the high-end camcorder market is hard. With pocket cams like the Toshiba S10 offering 1080p shooting for under £200, manufacturers increasingly need to add glitzy new features to pull in the punters. Take Sony’s new HDR-XR520VE, a Full HD cam that packs built-in GPS for the first time.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

2 October 2012
  • 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. Schmerzlich ist dies besonders, da man annehmen darf, dass Sony all diese Funktionen in der Firmware problemlos freischalten könnte.
  • Pros: Sehr gutes Low-Light Verhalten, Blendenrad + Touch-Focus bilden gutes Zusammenspiel
  • Cons: Kaum manuelle Eingriffsmöglichkeiten
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Overall 9

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

CHIP Online
1 June 2010
  • 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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夜景や室内撮影に最強! ソニー「HDR-XR520V」徹底レビュー【画質編】

nikkei BPnet
19 February 2010
  • Conclusion: 昼間撮影の解像感ではHF S10に分がある印象だが、夜間や室内撮影になると、本機の裏面照射センサーの威力が実感できる。 従来機SRシリーズの夜間撮影機能は、赤外線ライトの「NIGHT SHOT」モードのみだったが、本機ではCMOSの感度アップに伴って「LOW LUX」(増感)モードが追加された。LOW LUXモードにするとノイズは増えるが、色再現などは通常撮影と同じで、NIGHT SHOTモードのように緑モノトーンの映像にならない点がメリットと言える。 実際に撮影してみると、明るい室内や街灯の多い都会の夜なら、通常の撮影モードでも十分にこなせた。やや解像感が落ちて街灯の光がにじむが、暗部に乗る色ノイズは少なく、シャドウ部のなめらかな表現は本機ならではだ。通常モードでフレームレートを落とさずに撮った映像としては、コンシューマー機で最強の画質と言えるだろう。 夜の公園になると、さすがに通常撮影では辛く、LOW...
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