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Sony Handycam HDR-XR520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR520. 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. Views about the design and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good views, but there are some less positive reviews about the battery and price.

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price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-XR520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-XR520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the battery and design are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the price and size.

usability, portability, image quality, design, battery

size, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-XR520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The price and usability also get good feedback.

image quality, usability, price, portability, zoom

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.4cm
Height:7.5cm
Weight:500g
Width:7.1cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-XR520VE
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.4
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:5.5mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:6Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:4.15Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:6.631Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.9"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.8 mm ( 1/2.9" ) / 8.8 mm ( 1/2.9 )
Optical Sensor Type:Exmor R CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:150
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

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