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Sony HDR-CX115

alaTest has collected and analyzed 461 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. People are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the memory and viewfinder get critical views. There are some mixed comments about the durability.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX115 from 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 Reviews about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the memory. Opinions are divided on the durability.

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94% of the reviews on 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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (

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: David (

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 (

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: arthur (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115


Very easy to use and gives a good movie

just a bit light

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: stuart (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115


easy to use, light weight, ecellent quailty.very good camcorder

cannot be edited with media player in vista. and if shutter left closed does not stop filmming

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Andy (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115


Very compact and light, can take it almost anywhere. Easy to use. Good optical performance. Very good value for money

None with camera, pity there's HDMI cable but these are cheap to buy elsewhere

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: chris (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115


Light, easy to use, good zoom, just take the flash card out place into computer and it downloads only those files not previously downloaded. Windows 7

Sometimes has a ripple on some films shot, may be as a result of the camera trying to focus on two points, near and far, soon picks up and stabilised This ripple effect is not on each shot, I would say on 2 per cent

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Kay (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115


Picture quality on my HD tv is unbelievable

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Mark (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115


The build quality is exceptional when I compared to other similar priced camcorders side buy side ; Easy to use & GR8 picture quality, that's what I wanted and that's what I got ; Very pleased overall

None so far

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul (

Sony Handycam HDR-CX115


Easy to use with one hand, quick start-up for recording, reasonably light, battery charge sufficient most of the time. Good price on sale

Image quality is not up to HD standard & background lacks detail. TV HD broadcast is far superior. Small LCD screen makes it difficult to see clearly what you are recording, but that's the downside of having a small camera. Deleting a recording...

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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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


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


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



Built-in Display: Yes
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


Built-in Flash: No


Face detection: Yes


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



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
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
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


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


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.6

White balance

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