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Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR100. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the price, and there are some less positive views about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, design

durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-XR100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the design and size. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the price, while some have doubts about the durability and viewfinder.

portability, usability, image quality, size, design

viewfinder, durability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR100 review: Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

 

Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

Relatively fast start-up; comfortable design.

So-so video quality for HD; annoying touch screen and interface.

While it's a perfectly serviceable HD camcorder, the Sony Handycam HDR-XR100 should deliver a little more of everything for the money.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

 

While it's a perfectly serviceable HD camcorder, the Sony Handycam HDR-XR100 should deliver a little more of everything for the money.

Relatively fast start-up ; Comfortable design

So-so video quality for HD ; Annoying touchscreen and interface

If you're looking to spend about AU$1500 on an HD camcorder, there are a few decent alternatives, like the Panasonic HDC-HS20 or JVC GZ-HD320, you might want to consider before shelling out for the just alright Sony Handycam HDR-XR100. If you can...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : yuga (yugatech.com)

Sony HDR-XR100 Handycam

 

Sony's entry-level HD video camera makes good in its promise of high definition footage but lacked some key features I thought should have been included. Let me share some of the footage and shots I got with the Sony HDR-XR100 Handycam.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

 

Really,really,really disappointed in this camorder. I purchased it and found that it performed terrible indoors, depsite trying all settings. The colours were ordinary. I returned it for something else.

Nothing

Everything

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

 

I disagree there are better models such as the GZ-HD300. I compared the two in a store and the JVC picture looked better for around the same price.It has better specs too such as a larger CMOS sensor and the JVC offers more zoom at a higher bit rate of...

80GB HDD

Average Picture

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

 

Was not impressed with indoor quality but when comparing to others is not that bad. I am more than happy with outdoor quality. Very compact and easy to use.

Outdoor picture quality is great

Not so good indoor quality

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

 

I saw one in a store and when indoors it was a little noisy and washed out just like what Stephen said earlier.

May, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

 

I saw one on the weekend in a store and wasn't that impressed. I guess I expected more for a HD camcorder.I found the colours to look inaccurate and the image a little pale. This was indoors ofcourse, perhaps it will look different outdoors. I guess we...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

 

My brother purchased one and the image I found looked a little washed out. Especially the colours. Indoors it performed very average with some noise. However outdoors it wasn't too bad. The colours on it improved.I liked the grip and feel of it.

Allright picture quality outdoors

terrible stills and poor when indoors

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (dell.com)

Nice

 

This camcorder has an awesome picture and is very easy to use. The menu options are great. The battery life is much better than expected.The only con's are this camcorder does not work well in low light. There is no built in light, and the software...

Sep, 2009

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