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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 10

Expert Review

18 February 2010
  • Conclusion: Not only the best shooting Full-HD camcorder available for under a grand but the first of a new breed of smart, flexible, connected shooters that makes home movie making cool again.
  • Pros: The world’s first street-smart camcorder automatically geo-tags your videos and photos, plotting them as tiny thumbnails on its built-in global maps. Every element of this Full HD camcorder is at the top of its game, starting with a brand new CMOS sensor that promises – and delivers – low levels of noise, richer, darker shadows and clearer, brighter colours than any consumer camera we’ve tried. Sony has improved its already impressive optical stabiliser, pumped up the...
  • Cons: There’s no bad on board this Sony, but it does occasionally stray from perfection. There’s no standard way to geo-tag videos yet, so you’ll need to manual locate movies uploaded to Flickr. And don’t rely on the built-in maps to scout locations for your next blockbuster – the basic cartography is limited to just main roads.
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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 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-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 9
Picture quality 10
Ergonomics 9

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

CHIP Online
28 February 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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