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Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the zoom. There are some mixed comments about the memory and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery and reliability. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, but there are mixed views on the size and zoom. There are some less positive comments about the price.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. The memory and zoom get negative comments.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size

zoom, memory

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

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

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

 

Against the competition the CX550V fares well, though its video could be a bit sharper and the interface less cumbersome.

Full manual feature set for video ; Geotagging for video is fun, if not very practical ; Autofocus system performs very well

Annoying menu system ; No wind filter or meaningful audio controls ; Relatively big and heavy ; Expensive ; Defaults to low resolution, not-full-HD video quality ; Cumbersome touchscreen interface

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Nov, 2010

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

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V review: Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

 

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

Full manual feature set for video; geotagging for video is fun, if not very practical; autofocus system performs very well.

Annoying menu system; no wind filter or meaningful audio controls; relatively big and heavy; expensive; defaults to low resolution, not-full-HD video quality; cumbersome touch-screen interface.

The Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V fares well compared with the competition, though its video could be a bit sharper and the interface less cumbersome. Unless you absolutely need to store a lot of video on the camcorder--which I don't suggest--or if have...

May, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

 

I purchased one and found the quality was reasonable but I would of expected more from a high end camcorder. The stabilser is good but this model suffers from poor colour accuracy. The colours appear to be too warm and slightly inaccurate. The menu is...

Stabiliser

Poor colour accuracy and bad menu

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

 

Nothing gets a perfect 10 but this comes close! The picture quality is awesome and even with it's small 64gb hdd it still holds 15 hours worth of recording at a HD default recording mode. For most people who upload their videos then delete them this is...

Low light picture quality and night vision

Menu layout tricky to understand

Nov, 2010

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