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Sony HDR-CX11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Sony HDR-CX11. 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. Opinions about the price and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the viewfinder and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX11

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX11 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and color. The zoom and portability also get good views. Many are critical about the durability. There are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

usability, portability, zoom, color, size

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRCX11E Compact & Stylish Camcorder With Hi-Def (12x Optical Zoom)Sony HDRCX11E Compact & Stylish Camcorder With Hi-Def (12x Optical Zoom)

Sep, 2017

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony HDR-CX11E review

 

The HDR-CX11E looks more conventional than its retro-styled sibling, the HDR-TG3E, but the two cameras share various traits.

May, 2009

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Rob Mead (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony HDR-CX11E review

 

As one of the founding fathers of the AVCHD format (Panasonic is the other), you'd expect Sony to offer something special to the camcorders that carry its name. The Sony HDR-CX11E doesn't disappoint.

We were very impressed with the automated features such as face detection and the smile shutter as they ensured we ended up with consistently good results. The video picture quality is first-rate, too. A brighter LCD, an electronic viewfinder and some...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Rob Mead (techworld.com)

Sony HDR-CX11E review

 

As one of the founding fathers of the AVCHD format (Panasonic is the other), you'd expect Sony to offer something special to the camcorders that carry its name. The Sony HDR-CX11E doesn't disappoint.

We were very impressed with the automated features such as face detection and the smile shutter as they ensured we ended up with consistently good results. The video picture quality is first-rate, too. A brighter LCD, an electronic viewfinder and some...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Rob Mead (macworld.co.uk)

Sony HDR-CX11E

 

Since the introduction of iMovie HD in 2005, high-definition movie making has come a long way. We take a look at a group of HD camcorders to see what they have to offer the Mac-using movie maker.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (macuser.co.uk)

Sony HDR-CX11

 

Sony's impressive new HDR-CX11 AVCHD camcorder is further proof that the Mpeg-4/H.264-based high-definition camcorder format is now the most affordable route to HD home video

Whether users will make use of the standard definition shooting capability is up for debate, even though it's absent on competing AVCHD models. However, the lack of a mic input and headphone input will encourage some potential buyers to look elsewhere

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Marco (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX11

 

Good image, reliable, quick turning on, 4 resolution modes, camera is complete.

It was a good buy when I took it on October 2008, I don't think this is even in production now... and you can have better for less money now. Big problems in focus with low light, bad colours in low light. No lens view, must use display and this sucks...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Marco (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX11

 

Good image, reliable, quick turning on, 4 resolution modes, camera is complete

It was a good buy when I took it on October 2008, I don't think this is even in production now... and you can have better for less money now ; Big problems in focus with low light, bad colours in low light ; No lens view, must use display and this...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Dave (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX11

 

Manual focus wheel manual override

Sony has no idea about consumer needs this camera has been discontinued and has no like for like replacement

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: christopher (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX116E

 

Size makes very practical to use Has great good programme variants

Hold the camera should be more positive, build in handle

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Aman (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX116E

 

Small, easy to record video, good image quality + sound pickup.

Does not charge via USB. Menu system complicated.

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

The compact, beautifully styled HDR-CX11E is a fully-featured high definition Handycam with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens, ClearVid CMOS sensor, x.v.Color, face detection and smile shutter.

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):2.05
Battery Type:NP-FH60 / NP-FV50
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Minimum illumination:3 / 5
Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.9cm
Height:6.7cm
Weight:370g
Width:6.9cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Touchscreen: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash

Built-in Flash:N / No / Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick PRO Duo
Storage Capacity:4GB

Focusing

Face detection: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-CX11E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):230400
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.1 / 25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:10.2 / 2.1 / 3 / 3.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:100 / 150 / 300
Filter Size:3 / 3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):37 - 1075 / 45 - 1325 / 49 - 588
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 62.5 / 4.9 - 58.8
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:58.8mm
Min Focal Length:4.9mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12 / 25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5.08Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:3.81Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5.66Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.2 mm ( 1/3.1" ) / 8.2 mm ( 1/3.1 )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 2.2
Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB / USB, AV
Fader:Black / White / Y
Flash:N
Interface:USB, HDMI
Internal Memory:8192
Lens focal range:1.8 - 2.2 / 1.8 - 3.1
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* / Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode:No / Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Pastel: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser (PMB)

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1 / 3
DV port: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports: No
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still image

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

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC
Flash memory:8

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 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
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6 / 12.9
Height :5.6 / 6.7
Weight:210 / 370
Width:5 / 6.9

White balance

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