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Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE
alaScore 85

168 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Audio Dubbing:N / No
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes


Battery life (max):1.75
Battery Type:NP-FV50


Minimum illumination:3
Playback zoom (max):Y


Composite Input: No
Composite Output: Yes
Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
S-Video Inputs: No
S-Video Output: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:8.89 / 88.9
Screen Resolution:921600 pixels
Screen Size:3.5 in
Screen Type:LCD
Touchscreen: Yes


Web Cam Function: No


Built-in Flash:Y / Yes


Face detection: Yes

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Effective mega pixels:4.1 megapixels
Effective Pixels:4.1 megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:4000x2250, 4000x3000, 640x480 pixels
Total MegaPixels:6.6 megapixels

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):921600
Optical sensor size:1/0.114 / 25.4 / 2.9
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:12

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:3.7 / 37
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 298
Focal length range (f-f):3.8 - 38
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Optical Zoom:10


Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-3.4
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:120 x
Filter Size:37 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):36.5-365 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):3.8-38 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Optical)
Manual Focus: Yes
Night Shot: Yes
Optical Zoom:10 x
Shutter speeds:1/6-1/10000 s
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, One-push


Dimensions (HxWxD):70x71x143 mm
Weight:510 g

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.4
Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Cable Type:USB
Fader:Black / White / Black/White
Interface:USB, HDMI
Lens system:Sony G
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Noise Reduction:Y / Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.5
Spotlight:Y / Yes
Twilight:Y / Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser (PMB)
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1 / 3
DV port:N / No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports: No
HDMI:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power source

Battery Type:InfoLithium


Sensor Size:1/2.9 in
Sensor Type:CMOS


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480, 4000 x 3000 / 640 x 480,4000 x 3000


Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:240 GB
External Memory Type:Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark II, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital, SDHC
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Internal storage capacity:240


HD Recording:HD 1080p
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Recording Format:Hard drive / Memory Stick / SecureDigital / SDHC
Video formats supported:MPEG2
Video Resolution:1920x1080, 1440x1080


Viewfinder resolution:201600
Viewfinder screen size:0.27 / 6.86

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder Colour:Color
Viewfinder resolution:201600 pixels
Viewfinder Size:0.5

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.1 / 14.3 / 143
Height :7.4 / 74
Width:7 / 70

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y / Yes
Onepush white balance:Y / Yes
Outdoor white balance:Y / Yes