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Sony Handycam HDR-XR520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 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. Comments about the design and size are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative reviews about the battery and price.

usability, portability, image quality, size, design

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical 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.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRXR520VE High Definition Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 240GB Hard Disc Drive (101hrs)Sony HDRXR520VE High Definition Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 240GB Hard Disc Drive (101hrs)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The price and image quality also get good feedback.

usability, image quality, price, portability, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-XR520V 240GB HDD High Definition Camcorder w/12x Optical ZoomSony HDR-XR520V 240GB HDD High Definition Camcorder w/12x Optical Zoom

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

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

Minimum illumination:3

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.13

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

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Header

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

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.88 / 25.4 / 2.9
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:12 / 6.631

Lens System

Digital Zoom:150
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43 - 516
Focal length range (f-f):5.5 - 60
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.4
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:5.5mm
Optical Zoom:12
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)

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.4
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:Sony G Lens
Manual Focus: Yes
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/800

Still image

Still image resolution(s):4000 x 3000

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MS PRO
Internal storage capacity:240

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG2

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

Weight & Dimensions

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

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes