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Sony HDR-CX210

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Sony HDR-CX210. 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. Reviewers really like the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the finish and viewfinder. Comments are divided on the durability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

reliability, memory, control panel, viewfinder, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX210 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX210

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX210 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and durability are overall positive. The portability and zoom are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the viewfinder.

usability, zoom, portability, durability, design

viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony CX210 Full HD Camcorder - Black (8GB, 25 x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDSony CX210 Full HD Camcorder - Black (8GB, 25 x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-CX210

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX210 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the price and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX210 High Definition Handycam 5.3 MP Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom (Black) (2012 Model)Sony HDR-CX210 High Definition Handycam 5.3 MP Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom (Black) (2012 Model)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 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: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Sony HDR-CX210

 

Sony's HDR-CX210 camcorder comes with 8GB of integrated storage, but video performance lags behind the competition.

25x optical zoom. 8GB built-in storage.

Soft, grainy video. Mediocre low-light performance.

Conclusions With these two very similar Sony camcorders, at least the PJ200's built-in projector adds a fun way to share your images that masks many of the camera's video-quality flaws. With the CX210 you lose the projector, but gain 8GB of integrated...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 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

Consumer review by: Thomas (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX210E

 

I was using and old camcorder and decided to upgrade. I didn't realise how much technology had improved - I am still learning what this camcorder can do. The quality of the picture is great and transfering to DVD is very easy. as are the editing...

No real bad points, As a male in my seventies the touchscreen takes a bit of getting used to, but that is no fault of the camcorder.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: stuart (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX210E

 

Excellent picture definition/colour balance/sound clarity/very portable/play memories software makes it easy to upload videos & stills

No remote control.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: pauline (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX210E

 

really quick transfer to PC from camera very easy to carry and use

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Tim (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX210E

 

its easy to use

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: DANIEL (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX210E

 

Small & light weight, easy to use

Doesnt come with a battery charger, you must charge via usb

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: stuart (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX210E

 

very compact easy to start shooting

not as good as my old panasonic in very low light conditions. takes a while to focus

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX210E

 

A very handy camera fits into your pocket with ease, good picture quality

Fiddlely to use especially when wanting to use the playback feature. Not very good in down loading the video film clips on to the PC. Poor software not easy to use.

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV30

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Highlights, Movie, Single image / single image, slide show
Image processor:BIONZ
Image quality adjustment:Brightness
Minimum illumination:11 / 3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10
Supported aspect ratios:16:9 / 4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver
LED indicators: Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual / Manual
Macro focusing range:0.39
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.3 / 1.31
Effective megapixels (movie):1.3 / 1.31
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5 / 5.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36 - 1080 / 44 - 1320
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 62.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital / Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:1.8 / 3.2
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):108 / 132
Minimum aperture number:1.8 / 3.2
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.6 / 4.4
Optical Zoom:25

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Backlight, Beach, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunset, Twilight / Backlight, Beach, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunset, Twilight / Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunset

Networking

Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.2
Auto Focus: Yes
Backlight: Yes
Extra/Smart zoom:30
Integrated USB cable: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode:No / Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.1
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PlayMemories Home
Cables included:AC, AV, HDMI, USB / AV, HDMI, USB
Handheld remote control: No
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: No
S-Video In:No / Yes
S-Video Out:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0001 / 1/6 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3072 x 1728
Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1728,3072 x 1728

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo HS, MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:8

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:24
Capture modes:FH, FXP, HQ, LP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD Ready
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i / 1080i, 480p, 720p / 1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 720 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 5.5
Height :12.2 / 5.1
Weight:175 / 227
Width:5.25 / 5.6

White balance

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