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Sony HDR-CX305

Sony HDR-CX305
alaScore 79

20 reviews

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Sony HDR-CX305. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The image quality is also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the price.

image quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Perera S (

A good quality product


I was happy about the money I spent on the product. It would be great if the memmory was 32GB for that price.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Tony (

Sony HDR CX305


Picture & sound quality

Cost of additional lens, wide angle etc

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


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


Battery life (max):2.05
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV50


Minimum illumination:3
Playback zoom (max):Y


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:6.86


Built-in Flash: Yes


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):230400
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:7

Lens System

Digital Zoom:160
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 357.6
Focal length range (f-f):2.9 - 34.8
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:12

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.4
Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Flash:0.3 - 1.5 m
Interface:USB, HDMI
Lens system:Sony G
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser (PMB)

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:3
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:1/8 - 1/1000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3072 x 1728
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304 / 640 x 480,3072 x 2304


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:16


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.4

White balance

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