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Sony Handycam HDR-XR155E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR155E. 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. People are impressed by the price and zoom. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the viewfinder. Views are divided on the battery.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-XR155E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR155E from 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 Reviews about the price and zoom are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. Many are critical about the battery.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, price


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRXR155EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 120GB Hard Disc Drive - BlackSony HDRXR155EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 120GB Hard Disc Drive - Black

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Sony HDR-XR155E


Not the absolute latest Camcorder from Sony, but this current version will do everything that most will want. A hard disc to record to, great video in full HD and the ability to take still images at a size that can be reproduced at A4.

Doing my Internet searches found the Sony HDR-XR155E at a best price of £437.70 from the first link below

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: john (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR155


Small,compact light and easy to understand how to use it.

manual shutter.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Jay (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR155


Amazing storage capacity. Two trips to Australia totalling five months in all and various other small jobs in between and I still haven't filled the hard disc!

No external mic socket.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Atta (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR155




Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Gordon (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR155


Picture and sound quality, built in hard storage drive,battery life is good and the availability of bigger batteries a bonus, build quality and the lens.

I think the HDMI lead should have been included and a wrist strap or case to put it in.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Alan (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR155


Perfect picture quality. Easy to use.. Slow motion effect

No view finder.

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Muhammad (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR155


Still picture quality is not very good.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Gary (

Sony Handycam HDR-XR155


Fantastic Image quality with seemless intergration with the editing package supplied. Great quality and value for money enterting the HD image quality market. Very portable and a very generous hard drive capacity. Very well made and ergonomic (not to...

I make tutorial video's in the education spectrum so I work and film alone. The camera has no recording led/light in front of the camera and no facility for a remote control. I am used to Sony camera's having the latter 2 items as standard so this is a...

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Battery Type:NP-FV50


Minimum illumination:3
Playback zoom (max):Y


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:6.86


Built-in Flash: No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:4.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):45 - 1325
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 62.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:25

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Fader:Black / White
Interface:USB, HDMI
Lens focal range:1.8 - 2.2
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser (PMB)

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:3
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,2048 x 1536


Internal storage capacity:120


Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.7

White balance

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