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alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of SONY HDR-CX 305. 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. People really like the zoom and design. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, but the viewfinder and price get critical comments.

portability, image quality, usability, design, zoom

price, 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 15 user reviews of SONY HDR-CX 305 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the reliability and zoom are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price.

portability, usability, image quality, zoom, reliability


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Sep, 2015

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