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Sony HDR-CX100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 reviews of Sony HDR-CX100. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and size are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the connectivity and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-CX100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 254 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the viewfinder.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony HDR-CX100 review

 

Sony's first attempt to produce an HD camcorder for less than $600 is a bit of a mixed bag. Like all its competitors, the company has driven its flash and hard-disk HD development in two directions: one road leads to compact and less powerful models,...

Compact and attractive; above-average low-light video.

Not terribly great lens; occasionally awkward design.

You can tell where Sony cut corners on this compact, flash-based HD camcorder. While it's decent, there are better options for the money than the Sony Handycam HDR-CX100.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-CX100

 

Ultra-compact flash memory camcorder with 1920x1080i video resolution

Good low-light performance, 8GB inbuilt memory, attractive and lightweight design, lots of features for the asking price

No external audio options, shake-free video takes practice

The Sony HDR-CX100 is an impressive flash memory handycam that offers a solid performance across the board. If you're looking for an affordable high-definition camcorder, it will not disappoint.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony HDR-CX100 review: Sony HDR-CX100

 

Sony HDR-CX100

Compact and attractive; above-average low-light video.

Not terribly great lens; occasionally awkward design.

You can tell where Sony cut corners on this compact, flash-based HD camcorder. While it's decent, there are better options for the money than the Sony Handycam HDR-CX100.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Sony HDR-CX100 review: Sony HDR-CX100

 

Sony HDR-CX100

Compact and attractive; above-average low-light video.

Not terribly great lens; occasionally awkward design.

You can tell where Sony cut corners on this compact, flash-based HD camcorder. While it's decent, there are better options for the money than the Sony Handycam HDR-CX100.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Jayesh Limaye (techtree.com)

Sony HDR-CX100E: Affordable Full HD Camcorder

 

Compact and stylish

Compact, full HD recording, superb price, stylish, swivel touchscreen controls, excellent build, very light, crisp image quality, crystal clear sound, smooth and silent optical zoom, good battery life, SteadyShot, Face Detection, Smile Shutter

No carry pouch, no optical viewfinder, touchscreen controls may be difficult to use, no wireless controller, awkwardly placed USB port, no headphone jack

Characters are not case sensitive

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Ricky (etechreviews.net)

Sony HDR-CX100 Camcorder Review

 

Looking at the high competition levels that exist in the market Sony has moved into manufacturing budgetal camcorders which cost less than $600.  The camcorders are generally divided into two categories: one which is compact but less powerful and the...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Douglas Spotted Eagle (digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com)

The Sony HDR-CX100

 

AVCHD has exploded on the consumer and pro-sumer scene like a new star at the Oscars, and the CX100 is the newest "actor" in the AVCHD lineup from Sony.

Big Bang, Small Buck

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

Big Bang, Small Buck

 

AVCHD has exploded on the consumer and pro-sumer scene like a new star at the Oscars, and the CX100 is the newest "actor" in the AVCHD lineup from Sony. Packed into a small body measuring 2" W x 2.25" H x 4" L (including factory battery) and 2" W x...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (dell.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX100/R 10X Zoom Digital Camcorder - MSRP: $499.99

 

PROS Shooting a video from a distance is great, picture is great, while videotaping it also takes pictures. CONS The life of the battery doesn't last too long.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (sony.com)

Awesome HD Camcorder

 

"This camcorder is so cool. I thought it was going to be big but when I received it, it was tiny. It fits in the palm of my hand. This is a great HD camcorder for the price! The zoom is superb and it goes VERY far, although it is hard to hold still...

Small compact design, touch screen, great battery life, awesome zoom, HD video, great still pictures, built-in memory

Inside video quality is OK

Jun, 2009

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