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Sony HDR-CX440

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of Sony HDR-CX440. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the memory and zoom are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and image quality.

usability, portability, price, zoom, memory

size, image quality, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX440 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-CX440

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX440 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. Reviewers really like the memory and zoom. The price and portability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and image quality.

usability, portability, price, zoom, memory

size, image quality, viewfinder

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX440 Handycam CamcorderSony HD Video Recording HDRCX440 Handycam Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: PR Ozzy (sony.com)

Excellent & easy to use

 

This is a very easy camera to use and work with. I like how fast you can transfer the videos to your computer or table. Awesome product.

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: BBmack (sony.com)

Sony HDR-CX440

 
Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: SMead (sony.com)

No regrets with purchase!

 

This is my first full HD camcorder and I have found it easy to use and easy to set up. I'm also very pleased with the picture quality and size of the camera. Also the software provided by Sony is easy to use. No regrets with the purchase of this camera.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: 1Amateur (sony.com)

Beautiful photos

 

Zooms quickly, focus response is good, light weight, great photos & videos. This amateur photographer can use it and obtain great photos.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

Great Camcorder

 

We have enjoyed using the camera. The sound could be a little better, but we still enjoy it. We used it to record a singing at our church and it did well. We will be trying it out more as summer gives us more to film. We wish it had a better manual,...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Fuzzyhead (sony.com)

Quality of New Handycam

 

I have been purchasing and using Sony Video cameras for many years. Mainly due to the quality of the optics and the videos that these cameras have always produced. While I should not be surprised that the quality of this camera is far less than any...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Collectoralley (bestbuy.com)

Small, Lightwieght, with plenty of memory.

 

Have a camera enthusiast in the family who needs their first camera, but don't want to spend a lot? This could be it. Small enough to fit in a pocket or purse, yet sophisticated enough to empress most audiences with its creations.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Philip (bhphotovideo.com)

Sony HDR-CX440 HD camcorder.

 

It takes a while to get the "learning curve" situated in using this camcorder. It has so many features that it's perplexing to a point where you need to practice with it like a musical instrument's until the technique is embedded in one's mind.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Ajay (bestbuy.com)

Good camcorder

 

good camcorder for newbies Not so great on the display

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: GG (bhphotovideo.com)

Very Satisfied

 

I recently became a private investigator and on the advice of others chose this camera. It is a great camera and takes awesome video. The zoom is great as well. I really haven't found anything yet that would be considered a con.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Type:NP-BX1
Battery voltage:3.6
Charging source:AC
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:single image, slide show
Image processor:BIONZ X
Minimum illumination:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE, POR
Self-timer:10

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230400
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Normal focusing range:0.01 - 0.8

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:2510000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:9.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 57
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:10
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):98.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.68
Optical Zoom:30

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0001 - 0.125

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4032 x 2272
Still image resolution(s):4032 x 2272\n3024 x 2272\n1920 x 1080\n640 x 480

Storage

Camcorder media type:NAND
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Micro (M2)
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:8
Internal storage capacity:8

Technical Details

Flash Modes:Red-eye reduction
Self-timer: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:50
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.95
Height :12.8
Weight:190
Width:5.4

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Push