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Sony HDR-XR550V

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony HDR-XR550 camcorder

stuffmideast.com
28 February 2012
  • Conclusion: The 12MP stills are sumptuous and crisp and there are enough connectivity options to satisfy those who want a high-def telly connection or computer hook-up. Not the perfect package, but a tempting one all the same.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

CNET
5 June 2011
  • Summary: The Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V 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 have large hands and therefore could benefit from the extra grip the hard drive provides, the cheaper and nearly identical flash-based CX550V is a better deal.
  • 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 7
7.0

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

CNET
5 June 2011
  • Summary: The Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V 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 have large hands and therefore could benefit from the extra grip the hard drive provides, the cheaper and nearly identical flash-based CX550V is a better deal.
  • 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 7
7.0

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

CNET
5 June 2011
  • Summary: The Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V 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 have large hands and therefore could benefit from the extra grip the hard drive provides, the cheaper and nearly identical flash-based CX550V is a better deal.
  • 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 7
7.0

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

CNET
5 June 2011
  • Summary: The Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V 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 have large hands and therefore could benefit from the extra grip the hard drive provides, the cheaper and nearly identical flash-based CX550V is a better deal.
  • 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 7
7.0

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

CNET
5 June 2011
  • Summary: The Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V 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 have large hands and therefore could benefit from the extra grip the hard drive provides, the cheaper and nearly identical flash-based CX550V is a better deal.
  • 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 7
7.0

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

CNET
5 June 2011
  • Summary: The Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V 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 have large hands and therefore could benefit from the extra grip the hard drive provides, the cheaper and nearly identical flash-based CX550V is a better deal.
  • 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 7
7.0
Design 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 7
7.0

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

CNET
26 May 2010
  • Summary: The Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V 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 have large hands and therefore could benefit from the extra grip the hard drive provides, the cheaper and nearly identical flash-based CX550V is a better deal.
  • 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 7
7.0
Design 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 7
7.0

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

CNET
26 May 2010
  • Summary: The Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V 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 have large hands and therefore could benefit from the extra grip the hard drive provides, the cheaper and nearly identical flash-based CX550V is a better deal.
  • 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
8.0

Sony HDR-XR550 review

Stuff.tv
28 April 2010
  • Summary: Sony always wants to go the extra mile and its latest Full HD shooter, complete with 240GB hard drive, has the capacity to put the 32GB and 64GB storage of rival cams well and truly in the shade. Favouring HDD (hard disk drive) over flash memory, the chunky and robust HDR-XR550 can store up to 101 hours of movies and stills. But it doesn’t end there.
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