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Sony HDR-CX190

alaTest has collected and analyzed 677 reviews of Sony HDR-CX190. 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. Comments about the size and image quality are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the reliability, and some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX190 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX190

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX190 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam CX190 Full HD Camcorder - Black (5.3MP, 25x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDSony Handycam CX190 Full HD Camcorder - Black (5.3MP, 25x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-CX190

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX190 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments. Many are negative about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability, viewfinder

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX190 High Definition Handycam 5.3 MP Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom (2012 Model)Sony HDR-CX190 High Definition Handycam 5.3 MP Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom (2012 Model)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX190 review:

 

Sony's trio of entry-level camcorders -- the Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 and CX210 -- seem amazingly, aggressively priced. But they're priced like standard-definition camcorders because they use SD-level components to produce video in HD format but not...

Sony's entry-level Handycams, the HDR-CX190, CX200 and CX210 are small, lightweight and cheap. A captive USB cable that enables charging while connected to your computer is one of the few perks.

You can't really call the video HD quality, the camcorder feels flimsy and the lens is prone to fringing.

They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 
Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Patzy (argos.co.uk)

Very good buy

 

Have no complaints about this product. I am not very techy and I can use it very easily, inc downloading onto the laptop. it's very light, easily charged up either by adaptor or by attached USB to your computer. It seems good in all light levels though...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: thurmaj (argos.co.uk)

Sony HDRCX190 HD Camcorder

 

very compact

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Sarah (argos.co.uk)

Brillant Purchase

 

Very easy to use, amazing picture quality.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Rod (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX190E

 

Its light small and very user frendly

The battery life not very long if your going out for the day take at least one extra battery with you ; Compared it with an unbranded modle I purchased of the internet I could not find any diferance in image and sound quality or the eas of use but the...

Consumer review by: kk1013kk (cnet.com)

"SD card handycams are poor-may want to try other brand."

 

RETRO. Technology has gone back 20 years. Very disappointed with the HDR-CX190. In order to record media to playable discs, etc, you have to purchase for $200.00 the Multifunction DVD Recorder VRD-MC6. You must develop a relationship with the Sony help...

There is none.

Have to use multiple cables and develop a reationship with Sony helpline in order to record your recordings to playable dvd, and its not HD as promised. Seems like they are promoting you to by Blu-ray players in order to view your media. Retro tech.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Ateez (cnet.com)

"CX-190E: Its says it is Full HD but it is not."

 

It can decieve customers to buy assuming it to be FULL HD

A Pathatic way of decieving customers. A standard picture is digitally enhanced to high resolution of Full HD, the picuture becomes blur even when played back on HD Computer Screen. Sony Marketing Congratulations .... you decieved me here

May, 2012

Consumer review by: edge0431 (cnet.com)

"Great Value, Would recommend to a friend."

 

I purchased this camera today because I wanted an affordable HD video camera. I have to say from what I seen so far, this is a winner. I am a semi pro photographer and have sunk most of my money into Nikon DSLR's but I wanted something small and...

Small, lightweight, sensitive mic, user friendly

Haven't found any yet

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: itech (sony.com)

Don't get

 

I got this camera for to record videos for my company. I use it for recording the screen of my iPhone and iPad. The quality of the video is really horrible. The camera picks out every pixel in the screen of my iPhone and makes the video very blurry....

Big amount of storage space, easy computer connectivity, light weight

poor quality video, short battery life, focus, limited amount of personalization

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:11
Self-timer:10
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 62.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum aperture number:3.2
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:25

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Snow, Sunrise, Sunset

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Maximum image resolution:2304 x 1728
Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1728,3072 x 1728

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDXC

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4
Height :5.6
Weight:168
Width:5.1

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto