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We have collected and analysed 6 expert reviews and 132 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is 05-10-2012. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: 18-12-2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for SONY HDR-CX570E


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of SONY HDR-CX570E from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability, and there are some critical views about the memory.

usability, portability, image quality, price, durability


91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam CX570 Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Black (20.4MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDSony Handycam CX570 Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Black (20.4MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

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Sony HDR-CX570E


good image quality,easy to use, a well written instruction book(no not on a disc)a nice finnish,

lens hood a fiddle to attach no separate charger

May, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX570E


Image quality very good.

Feb, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX570E


i just love this camcorder

i have not found any bad points

Feb, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX570E


Picture quality is outstanding.

Would be better with higher magnification.

Jan, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX570E


Very good image quality,used it when on holiday in Florida,takes very good video in low light conditions even without light on.easy to use and not to heavy,very good all rounder.

Taking stills,i found a bit awkward,but i didn,t buy it for that.

Oct, 2012

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Sony HDR-CX570E


does every thing it says it does + much more. this is my third sony handy cam there is nothing wrong with the first two, I am keeping up with technology and I've got to say I don't know how this particular camera can be bettered

sorry, just cannot think of any.. possibly it could have come with a carrying case or even a strap so it could be carried around your neck

Sep, 2012

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Sony HDR-CX570E


excellent picture , easy to use, relatively compact , no gossip just a simple point and shoot camera, I had 4 sony so far and this was the best among them so far. highly recommended option

no night vision, no remote and i would would have preferred the G lens to be as an attachment where you can remove it or use it when you need it , the zoom could do be stronger as well.

Jul, 2012

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Sony HDR-CX570E


Very light and compact but with good quality (1080p 50 frames etc)

Play Memories software is good but can't find the software for a Mac, plus the file format is specific to Play Memories and would prefer option for more standard but still high quality video files that oth software, such as Microsoft Windows Media Cent...

Jun, 2012

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Good quality movies

Battery life

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery Capacity:1030
Battery capacity (Watt hours):7
Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-FV50
Battery voltage:6.8


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:3


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: Yes


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5.02
Effective megapixels (movie):5.02
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.91
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:20.4 / 5.43

Lens System

Digital Zoom:160
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):26.8 - 321.6
Focal length range (f-f):2.9 - 34.8
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:12

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.4
Night mode: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PlayMemories Home
Cables included:AC, AV, HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/8 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:6016 x 3384
Still image resolution(s):4512 x 3384


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080 / 720 x 576,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.45

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto