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alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of SONY HDR-CX 305. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and usability are overall positive. The design and image quality also get good comments, but there are some negative reviews about the viewfinder and features.

portability, image quality, design, usability, size

price, features, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the SONY HDR-CX 305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of SONY HDR-CX 305 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the resolution and size are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the price.

portability, image quality, usability, size, resolution


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony HDRCX305EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder - Black

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No


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


Screen Resolution:230400 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 in
Screen Type:LCD

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:640x480 pixels
Total MegaPixels:0.0042 Megapixels


Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-3.4
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:160 x
Filter Size:30 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):36.5-438 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):2.9-34.8 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Optical)
Manual Focus: Yes
Night Shot: No
Optical Zoom:12 x
Shutter speeds:1/8-1/1000 s
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, One-push


Dimensions (HxWxD):64x112x52 mm
Weight:320 g
Weight (lb):0.705 lb


Miscellaneous:PictBridge compatibility, DVDirect Compatibility


Sensor Size:1/4 in
Sensor Type:CMOS


Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:16 GB


HD Recording: No
Recording Format:Internal flash / MemoryStick / Secure Digital / SDHC
Video Resolution:1920x1080, 1440x1080