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Sony HDR-CX625

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Sony HDR-CX625. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the durability and image quality. The price and size are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX625 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX625 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the price and image quality are overall positive. The durability and usability are also appreciated.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX625 Full HD Compact Camcorder (5-Axis Balanced Optical SteadyShot, 30x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi and NFC)Sony HDR-CX625 Full HD Compact Camcorder (5-Axis Balanced Optical SteadyShot, 30x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi and NFC)

Mar, 2018

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Bought this video camera to record church services & up close shots of the preacher to produce 'soundbites' for social media sites. The quality of both picture & sound is great - in fact i needed to reduce the picture quality to reduce the file size...

Jan, 2018

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Great piece of kit


Bought this for family events but also for clips of wildlife, really pleased so far

Jan, 2018

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High quality Camcorder


Works lovely, very small in the hand, easy to use. The menu is extensive, the input for an external mic is very useful and have added one that improves the overall sound, the sound with the internal mic is adequate. My only grumble is the useless 'user...

Dec, 2017

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Great Replacement.


I bought this Video Handycam as an upgrade to my previous HDR-CX130. So far it has proved excellent, easy to use and more features than my previous one. I can't get my head round the WIFI yet though, I connect it to my iphone 5s but I have to do the...

Dec, 2017

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SONY HDR-CX625 Camcorder - Black


Image stabilising is excellent

It took some effort to work out how to prepare a dvd from the files on the memory card.

Nov, 2017

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Superb quality video


I was hesitant about changing from my DV tape sony hdr-hc9 with its excellent picture quality. Initial reaction is that my cx625 will be at least as good.

Sep, 2017

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Quality capture every time.


The Sony HDR-CX625 is compact lightweight and with it's built in stabilizer the quality of video is superb .

Aug, 2017

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Typically Sony... only basic kit - you have to buy all the extras.


As it goes its OK,but what about a decent size battery and charger being included, and why no UV filter to protect the lens. There were also some essential cables missing which had to be bought separately. Setting up is hard and there are so many...

Jul, 2017

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SONY HDR-CX625 Camcorder - Black


Ease of use, good quality construction, fast to load up when opened. Good lens stability and zoom.

Not good quality at all for picture, grainy even in bright light, horrible quality in even the lowest of lights. At highest 1080p setting it still looks like a poor camera phone

Jun, 2017

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Microphone and Filters can be Used!!!


As far as the cx625 goes, it is extremely close to my cx405 in the way that the menu works. In fact the screen is almost exactly the same. The only reason I was looking for an upgrade was that I wanted to use a separate microphone, both on the camera...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LC-AAC, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Battery Capacity:980
Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-FV50
Battery voltage:6.8


Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Highlights, Slide show
Image processor:BIONZ X
Image quality adjustment:Brightness
Minimum illumination:3
Remotely operated: Yes
Self-timer delay:10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual
Smartphone remote support: Yes
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):460800
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes


Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Pre-flash


Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.29
Effective megapixels (movie):2.29
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.29

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Filter Size:4.6
Focal length range (f-f):26.8 - 804
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:4
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
Light metering:Spot


Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:HDMI, Micro-USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:4032 x 2272
Still image resolution(s):4032 x 2272, 3024 x 2272, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF
Compatible memory cards:MS Micro (M2), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Disc types supported: No

Technical Details

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Pre-flash


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:50
Capture modes:FH
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.6

White balance

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