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Sony HDR-CX6

alaTest has collected and analysed 105 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The memory and usability also get good comments, but there are some critical ratings about the features and viewfinder.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX6 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Views about the durability and size are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good comments, whereas the design and reliability get mixed reviews.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRCX6 High Definition Memory Stick CamcorderSony HDRCX6 High Definition Memory Stick Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Techradar (techradar.com)

Sony HDR-CX6 review

 

This £750 SD-based model is easily the smallest HD camcorder on test.

User-friendly menus ; Touchscreen functionality ; Strong audio

Disappointing HD performance ; Pricey

Some nice touches, but we don't feel the HDR-CX6 manages to justify its price with its poor quality HD

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony HDR-CX6EK MemoryStick Camcorder

 

Has Sony's HDR-CX6EK camcorder got more than just pocket-friendly appeal?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony HDR-CX6 review

 

Fetch the hose! Our tiny Panasonic SD5 and mini Sony CX6 HD 'corders are scrapping again. Time to settle this fight once and for all

A tiny package, great footage and a worthy stills performance make this the ultimate holiday cam – we just wish it could be a tad cheaper

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony HDR-CX6EK Camcorder Review

 

Stylish design meets exceptional picture quality in the Sony HDR-CX6EK – the smallest, lightest Sony HD Handycam. Packed with the latest Sony technology this camcorder records up to almost 3 hours of High Definition movies the optional 8GB Memory Stick.

Use the HDMI connector to watch your HD movies on any HD-ready TV in beautiful depth and clarity. To save and store your videos on your PC, simply connect the HDR-CX6EK via the USB 2.0 High speed connection.

May, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sony HDR-CX6EK

 

Sony HDR-CX6EK is a one of Sony's high-definition MemoryStick camcorders. It can capture up to 3.2 megapixels but only 2.3 megapixels are used for videos. The camcorder has flash memory, but no built in memory, and the focal length is 5.4 mm - 54 mm....

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (v3.co.uk)

Review: Sony HDR-CX6EK digital camcorder

 

Sony puts another nail in the video cassette's coffin with its memory card camcorder

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: (camuser.co.uk)

Sony HDR-CX6

 

Sony's latest Handycam is likely to be worshipped by audovisual aesthetes everywhere with its gorgeous glossy black looks and simple, but impressive design.

Attractive, and handles well, Generous features, A good price for a HD camcorder

No external mic input, No viewfinder

The CX6 is great to look at and has all the functionality that you expect from Sony. The footage we shot was without compromise, although the HD footage didn't have the 'shine' we were expecting. At this price point, though, Sony has delivered a great cam

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Malcolm (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX6EK

 

Small size. Easy to use. Uses memory card

No viewfinder. Would be useful in very bright light

May, 2012

Consumer review by: garry (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX6EK

 

Image quality for a small camera. It's not until you stick this on a 42" 1080 that you appreciate the pixel fine quality, not grainy at all

Power button is sometimes awkward, it's all too easy to switch on the still camera rather than the video camera, nightmare when you need it quick

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Trevor (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX6EK

 

very good picture quality

picture and sound (jump?) in vidio mode. could be computer soft where

Jun, 2009
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Product Specifications

Beautifully styled and incredibly easy to use, the Handycam HDR-CX6 is the world's smallest, lightest HD camcorder. It's also the first Sony camcorder to harness the convenience and portability of removable Memory Stick for storing and sharing your memories in beautiful High Definition. With only a Memory Stick slot inside and no tapes, discs or hard drive, the incredibly compact, stylish Handycam CX6 nestles comfortably in the palm of your hand, weighing just 370g (excluding battery). The CX6 records HD 1080i video files and 6.1 Megapixel still pictures onto convenient, reliable Memory Stick removable media. The amazing shooting capacity of the CX6 is enabled by powerful AVCHD compression technology that allows long recording durations with excellent HD picture quality. As well as offering high compression efficiency, variable Bit Rate recording adjusts data rates while shooting, balancing optimal picture quality with maximum storage efficiency for higher picture quality There's a growing range of exciting possibilities for enjoying your HD pictures at home. The CX6 connects directly to any BRAVIA HD-ready television via a mini-HDMI cable (optional) for fantastic results in your living room. The CX6 is the perfect camcorder for anyone looking for the ultimate in picture quality and mobility.

Audio

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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:2

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.9cm
Height:6.7cm
Weight:370g
Width:6.9cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

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:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-CX6/HDR-CX6EK
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.9
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:20
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length range (f-f):5.4 - 54
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:54mm
Min Focal Length:5.4mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.04Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.28Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.9"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.8 mm ( 1/2.9" ) / 8.8 mm ( 1/2.9 )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Pastel: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.4
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: No
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:20
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9
Height :6.7
Weight:370
Width:6.9

White balance

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