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alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of Sony HDRCX190EB. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The size and portability also get good reviews, but views about the design and price are different. Many are negative about the reliability and memory.

usability, portability, size, image quality, zoom

battery, durability, viewfinder, memory, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDRCX190EB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony HDR-CX190E


Size, weight, quality

Bit fiddly sometimes

Sep, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX190E


light and small good image quality

menu navigation a bit complex

Sep, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX190E


The camcorder is so easy to use, lightweight and the resulting film is of great quality. The battery life indicator is also very, very useful.

The photos I took with is were not that great, but there were a number of contributing factors that didn't help - poor lighting, subject in motion etc.

Aug, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX190E


Cannot do much editing without advanced features which I have not been able to download. Screen shows a reflection of me in bright sunlight not the scene!

Aug, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX190E


Good focusing

Bad at night

Jul, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX190E


Light Easy to use after practising

Software not easy to understand Did not find how to work on my movies

Jun, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX190E


Light weight. Compact design.

Sound especially annoying feature of record button on and off sound being heard on sound track of images taken. Think perhaps internet software from Sony could be a little more "advanced" to enable a higher quality production of a video from images...

Jun, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX190E


Nice and light weight....

Most dissapointed - my "cassette" Sony hand-cam was so easy to use that I thought it would be a good idea to upgrade to get HD quality and increased storage on a mem.card. Sadly - the new HD cam-corder will not download to edit on the same editting...

May, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX190E


Light weight and easy to use with pretty good sound as well.

I am having real problems trying to get the hardware to connect to my pc I have to reload the software every time I want to download. Have looked online but it seems that this camera is not easily compatible with a windows pc

May, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX190E


compact and easy to use after some practice

pointing angle makes your arm acke.either the strap needs some kind of adjustment or have a variable angled lens

May, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV30


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Highlights / Highlights, Movie, Single image
Minimum illumination:3
Progressive Scan: Yes


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: No


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


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

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.31
Effective megapixels (movie):1.31
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5 / 5.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36 - 1080
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 62.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.2
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):132
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.6
Optical Zoom:25

Light exposure

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

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Backlight: Yes
Electrical viewfinder: No
Extra/Smart zoom:30
Integrated USB cable: Yes
Night mode: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PlayMemories Home
Cables included:AC, AV, USB / AV, USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DV port: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:0.0001 - 0.16 / 1/6 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3072 x 1728
Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1728,3072 x 1728


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:24
Capture modes:FH, HQ, LP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.1

White balance

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