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Sony HDR-CX115

alaTest has collected and analyzed 604 reviews of Sony HDR-CX115. 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. Views about the price and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good views, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the durability. Some have doubts about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX115 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX115

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX115 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the memory, and there are some mixed reviews about the durability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

memory

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRCX115EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder - BlackSony HDRCX115EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder - Black

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony HDR-CX115E review

 

Solid-state AVCHD cameras tend to be small but the CX115 is absolutely tiny. It's still comfortable to hold and use, though, with a familiar layout of buttons and touchscreen controls. The black finish looks smart, but it's also available in blue or red.

A well balanced, attractively priced AVCHD camera, but pipped to the post by the slightly better Panasonic HDC-SD60

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115

 

Durata batteria, qualità immagini

Alcune opzioni sono "nascoste" e non spiegate sulle istruzioni, come l'opzione COLOR o il mic zoom.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Tom (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115

 

This camera is light weight, compact, excellent quality. We shopped arround for ages to find somethingt hat said buy me and this was it. It is our first camera so we tested some and tried it out. This well and truely blew our minds. It is easy to use...

Battery life I can see being a problem So i think we will be buying a spare much bigger battery. You have to push the screen quite hard, (I think having an I Phone means I am usued to touching it lightly I am sure the camera screen will not brake.)

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Caroline (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115

 

I spent ages looking for a good camcorder and saw this one! I had a Canon Legria and sent it back as it made a 'purring' sound when on! this was very bad!! So I sent it back, and hunted around some more for a camcorder. hat is when i saw the Sony...

None!

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115

 

Lightweight. Very quick from turning on to be able to use. SD Card storage

Personally I like viewfinder which in common with most others, this does not have

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115

 

Light, good value, CAMERA easy to use, image quality fine.

Transfer to computer not so good - Sony's catalogue program has date taken OK, but Photoshop (commonest catalogue) shows date of transfer from camera instead there fore not maintaining correct sequence without changing all the dates, or transferring...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115

 

Light, good value, CAMERA easy to use, image quality fine

Transfer to computer not so good - Sony's catalogue program has date taken OK, but Photoshop (commonest catalogue) shows date of transfer from camera instead there fore not maintaining correct sequence without changing all the dates, or transferring...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115

 

Lightweight ; Very quick from turning on to be able to use ; SD Card storage

Personally I like viewfinder which in common with most others, this does not have

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115

 

Video image quality. Small size. Exceptional value for money.

Wind noise from the inbuilt microphone.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: arthur (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115

 

Very easy to use and gives a good movie

just a bit light

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Super sensitive 1/4 type Exmor R CMOS sensor Carl Zeiss lens with 25x optical zoom SteadyShot active mode 24 Mbps recording Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO) shooting mode 2.7" wide clear photo LCD Up to 3.1-megapixel still photo Quick AF Golf shot Direct Copy BIONZ processor Face detection and smile shutter D-Range optimizer Stereo sound Highlight playback Face index and film roll index DVDirect express compatibility HDMI output BRAVIA Sync Works with iMovie

Audio

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

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:NP-FV50
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FV50

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:3
Playback zoom (max):Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Red

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2 / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo/SD Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2 / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.6cm
Height:5.6cm
Weight:210g
Width:5cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
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:Fireworks / Twilight portrait / Portrait mode / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight mode / Sunset / Candle / Beach / Snow / Sunrise/Spotlight / Landscape / Portrait mode / Twilight portrait / Fireworks / Twilight mode / Sunset / Candle / Beach / Snow / Sunrise

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Focusing

Face detection: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-CX115E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:4200000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:0.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Filter Size:3
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 62.5
Image stabilizer: No
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black/Blue/Red

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.57Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.35Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:4.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4 / 1/4"/1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )/6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:Exmor R CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Y
Lens system:1.8-2.2
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: 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

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2 / AVCHD
Digital Zoom:300
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:White fader / Black fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6
Height :5.6
Weight:210
Width:5

White balance

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