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SONY HDR-CX500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews of SONY HDR-CX500. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the SONY HDR-CX500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for SONY HDR-CX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of SONY HDR-CX500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the price. Many are negative about the viewfinder.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

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

Sony HDR-CX500V Full HD camcorder

 

A Full HD handycam with three-way optical image stabiliser and built-in GPS

Improved image stabilisation, good video performance, 12-megapixel still image mode

Some features are a bit superfluous, maximum 16Mbps AVCHD bit rate

The Sony HDR-CX500V is a feature-packed Full HD camcorder sporting great image quality. If you're looking for a camcorder with plenty of tricks up its sleeve, you could do a lot worse than the HDR-CX500V.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX500V Camcorder Review

 

The HDR-CX500V (MSRP $1099) from Sony is a high-end HD camcorder that records to 32GB of internal memory or Memory Stick cards. The camcorder did quite well in our testing, and its compact design is certainly striking, but Sony missed the target with...

Judging solely on performance, the Sony HDR-CX500V (MSRP $1099) is a very good camcorder. It didn't do poorly in any of our tests, although there were times when it performed slightly below average. Still, it is a strong overall camcorder in both...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Sony HDR-CX500V

 

Compact design, did well in tests, but missed the mark with control wheel and menu redesign

Solid low light color; Good motion results

Control dial just isn’t great; No manual shutter or aperture controls

Judging solely on performance, the Sony HDR-CX500V (MSRP $1099) is a very good camcorder. It didn’t do poorly in any of our tests, although there were times when it performed slightly below average. Still, it is a strong overall camcorder in both...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (reviewstream.com)

Sony HDR CX500V Video Camera

 

I am new into the HD video, but have done a lot of research about it. I recently wanted to get a new video camera, and my primary objective was to get a camera that took good low light video.

Basically, this Camera has surpassed my expectations. It has fabulous low light, great still pics, small and light, great image stabilization, quick startup time, and super easy to use, with plenty of more advanced gadget settings for me to learn to use.

Mar, 2010

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