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Sony Handycam HDR-UX20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-UX20. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the battery and image quality. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the size and zoom. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, portability, design, image quality, battery

durability, price, zoom, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-UX20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-UX20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-UX20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the battery and design. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the image quality.

usability, portability, design, battery

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-UX20 4MP DVD Hybrid Plus High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 8GB Flash Memory & 15x Optical ZoomSony HDR-UX20 4MP DVD Hybrid Plus High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 8GB Flash Memory & 15x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

High-def cam with multitude of recording options

 

With a choice of three recording formats (DVD, Memory Stick and inbuilt memory), Sony's HDR-UX20 is the king of the hybrids. It delivers reasonable high-def visuals for the asking price, but some of the issues that plague DVD camcorders remain unchecked.

Three recording formats, solid video performance, lots of modes and features

Requires a Blu-ray player for AVCHD DVDs, questionable build quality, the touch screen is too small

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-UX20 Camcorder Review

 

The Sony HDR-UX20 ($999 MSRP) is the company's top high definition DVD camcorder for 2008, compressing video in the AVCHD format. While the UX20 has benefited from a number of upgrades since last year, Sony has clearly split the DVD and hard disk drive...

The Sony HDR-UX20 is a good camcorder in bright light, and we love all the media choices, which could really save your neck if you're out on a shoot. But it's just not a viable choice when you consider the price of the UX20 and the huge increase in...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Alfredo Padilla (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony HDR-UX20 First Impressions Camcorder Review

 

The HDR-UX20 is Sony's top of the line DVD camcorder this year. Capturing in the AVCHD format at an improved 1920 x 1080 resolution, the UX20 is outfitted with both an 8GB of internal flash memory and a MemoryStick PRO Duo card slot, both of which can...

Jan, 2008

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony HDR-UX20

 

The Sony HDR-UX20 is a great camcorder but it definitely has to be what you're looking for. First of all you have to want a DVD camcorder, which has its niche, but may not be the best way to record and store media. Then you have to be willing to pay a...

The option to record in HD is especially nice for those wanting to share their videos via the HDTV at your friends house

A bigger price tag then most comparable DVD camcorders

A little pricey but if you're willing to pay it you'll land yourself a decent camcorder.

Consumer review by: varma (mysears.com)

Pretty good camcoder

 

This camcoder is pretty nice as it has triple media storage and easy to share.

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:5

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:960 x 220

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1490000
Optical sensor resolution:2360000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:180
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40 - 600
Focal length range (f-f):3.1 - 46.5
Optical Zoom:15

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens focal range:1.8 - 2.6
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Out:SD, HD

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/425

Storage

Internal storage capacity:8

Video

Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.4
Height :9.3
Weight:470
Width:5.8

White balance

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