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Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE. 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. Comments about the reliability and size are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the viewfinder and battery get less positive comments.

usability, portability, image quality, size, reliability

price, battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Zusammenfassung der Kundenbewertungen für Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE


alaTest hat 23 Kundenbewertungen für Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE von zusammengefasst und analysiert. Im Durchschnitt wurde das Produkt mit 4.9/5 bewertet, verglichen mit einer durchschnittlichen Bewertung von 3.9/5 für andere Produkte in der Kategorie Camcorder auf Die Batterie und die Größe wird von vielen Testern gelobt. Auch die Bildqualität wird gelobt.

Bedienbarkeit, Bildqualität, Größe, Batterie

100% der Kundenmeinungen auf bewerten dieses Produkt positiv.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX505VE Full HD Camcorder (Memory Stick, 32 GB interner Speicher, 12-fach opt. Zoom, 7,6 cm (3 Zoll) Display)Sony HDR-CX505VE Full HD Camcorder (Memory Stick, 32 GB interner Speicher, 12-fach opt. Zoom, 7,6 cm (3 Zoll) Display)

Jun, 2018

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Résumé des avis d’ sur Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE


alaTest a collecté et analysé 3 avis de consommateurs sur pour le produit Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE. La note moyenne du produit est 3.3 sur 5, tandis que les autres Caméscopes ont une note moyenne de 4.0 sur 5 sur

67% des avis sur donnent une note favorable à ce produit.

This summary is based on the products: Sony - HDR-CX505 - Caméscope Numérique HD - Photo 12 Mpix - Ecran 3" - Zoom optique 12x - CMOS - 32 Go - Memory Stick - Stabilisé - NoirSony - HDR-CX505 - Caméscope Numérique HD - Photo 12 Mpix - Ecran 3" - Zoom optique 12x - CMOS - 32 Go - Memory Stick - Stabilisé - Noir

Jun, 2018


Expert review by : James Morris (

Sony HDR-CX505VE


The HDR-CX505VE shoots great video, has Sony's usual sturdy build, and is fairly compact.

The HDR-CX505VE shoots great video, has Sony’s usual sturdy build, and is fairly compact for a camcorder offering this level of image quality. For point-and-shoot users looking to achieve good results without much fuss, it’s a tempting proposition....

Jan, 2010

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Sony HDR-CX505VE Camcorder


The CX505 comes with the latest technology including the Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor technologies that is twice as sensitive as other sensors that camcorders have giving even better quality video even when you are in low light conditions, if your making video...

It’s well worth mentioning that the Sony HDR-CX505VE comes with a large three inch LCD touchscreen which allows you to see and edit your photos with ease right there on your camcorder. With 9.4 hours charge life on the battery this is 1 more less...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Rudi Schmidts (

Test : Sony HDR-CX505VE und HDR-CX520VE


Mal wieder zwei neue Sony-Handycam-Modelle aus der Consumer Top-Liga: Statt Festplatte wird auf integrierten Festpeicher oder Memory-Stick aufgezeichnet, wa

Aufgrund der guten Lichtempfindlichkeit, der großen Dynamik in der Werkseinstellung sowie das Fehlen von beweglichen Teilen durch den Einsatz von Flash-Speicher könnte sich diese Kamera eigentlich sehr schön als Rebel-Cam für Independent-Filmer...

May, 2018

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Filmen wie die Profis


Heute ist ab 1.000 Euro das Aufnahmeformat der Wahl natürlich Full HD. Spätestens ab hier zeigen sich die Full-HD-Boliden ebenfalls mit semiprofessionellen Features gespickt. Dies kommt nicht von ungefähr, deckt doch gerade die hohe Auflösungsfähigkeit...

Die Bedienung der Sony wurde zu ihrem Vorteil überarbeitet, dem Testsieger ist sie um Haaresbreite auf den Fersen.

Feb, 2010

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Sony HDR-CX505VE


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Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE


the picture quality is great

no veiw finder hard to see in full sun

Jul, 2010

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE


Ease of use, and its excellent stable picture, with very true to life colors.

Jun, 2010

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE


Great low light performance Accurate focus lock in mediocre light conditions Rock steady image stabilization.

Lens no wider than 35mm Have to use Pro Duo cards if you run out of internal space. Later models now support SD at last. Fairly expensive.

May, 2010

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE


Photo's and movies, it takes very clear high definition pictures, even in poor lighting conditions. It uses very few mechanics so I am hoping for many years of use. It is versatile, for direct viewing, for playing through (TVHD or 625 line), and...

12X optical zoom is a little restrictive. I have had to purchase wide angle and zoom lenses to cover all shooting occasions and these extras are very expensive. My main complaint is that it doesn't have an eyepiece type viewfinder which I prefer to use...

May, 2010

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX505VE


Good image quality

USB interface overly complicated Not all USB cables will work with the Camcorder

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camcorder Features

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


Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Colour of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:7.62

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
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


Built-in Flash:Y

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:150
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41 - 492
Focal length range (f-f):5.5 - 60
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.4
Max Focal Length:66mm
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

Audio output:Y
Internal Memory:32768
Lens system:G Lens
Manual Focus: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.4
Special features:Touch Panel
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/1000


Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS Pro

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Maximum Video Resolution:640 x 480
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG2

Video Input

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


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.5

White balance

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