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Sony Handycam HDR-XR150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR150. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and size. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, image quality, portability, size, zoom

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-XR150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-XR150

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR150 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. People really like the design and zoom. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the size. There are some less positive comments about the viewfinder.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-XR150 120GB High Definition HDD Handycam CamcorderSony HDR-XR150 120GB High Definition HDD Handycam Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager, PCWorld. (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony HDR-XR150 review

 

In terms of specifications, the Sony HDR-XR150 is quite similar to last year's batch of HD handycam models, which included the similarly named HDR-XR100. The biggest improvement to the HDR-XR150 is probably its enlarged 25x optical zoom lens, which is...

The Sony HDR-XR150 is a reasonably priced Full HD camcorder that provides good video and plenty of user-friendly features. Its chief strengths are a 120GB hard drive and 25x optical zoom lens.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager (techworld.com)

Sony HDR-XR150 review

 

The Sony HDR-XR150 is an entry-level Full HD camcorder equipped with a 120GB hard drive and 25x optical zoom lens.

The Sony HDR-XR150 is a reasonably priced Full HD camcorder that provides good video and plenty of user friendly features. Its chief strengths are a 120GB hard drive and 25x optical zoom lens.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-XR150 camcorder

 

Full HD Sony camcorder with 120GB hard drive and 25x optical zoom

Good HD video performance, 120GB hard drive, compact size, three recording formats in one

Touch screen occasionally annoys, sub-par still image mode

The Sony HDR-XR150 is a reasonably priced Full HD camcorder that provides good video and plenty of user-friendly features. Its chief strengths are a 120GB hard drive and 25x optical zoom lens. Recommended.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR150 review:

 

A follow-up to the CX100, the Sony Handycam HDR-CX110, CX150 and XR150 represent Sony's budget-priced HD triumvirate. They differ only by color and storage media--the CX110 has no built-in memory, the CX150 has 16GB built in, and the XR150 incorporates...

Compact; lens focuses relatively fast.

Merely OK video quality; worse-than-expected lens flare problems in bright sunlight.

Its small size and attractive price might draw you to the Sony Handycam HDR-XR150, but this bare-bones camcorder just barely delivers on the promise of HD quality.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Impatient (sony.com)

Cant wait to get this!!

 

One of the Best affordable camcorder from Sony. I will recommend this all amature video maker.

Cheap and Best HD Output ;

No Light ;

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: buddy911343 (sony.com)

FANTASTIC CAMCORDER

 

The best camcorder i have ever purchased, would be even better if it supported mac. it does work great with imovie, but would be nice to also use sony software. (get off your high horse sony and work with apple). but other than that i would recommend...

Excellent video and picture quality ;

no mac support, other than imovie ;

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Workerx (sony.com)

HDR-X150 Video Camera

 

I can not down load any of the video in the video recorder to my computer because Sony chose to use a USB plug type that is not available even at Best Buy where I bought the video recorder. I therefore give a failing grade for Compatability.I don't...

Clear crisp High definition video and pics ;

Sony stupidly chose a 2.0 USB plug type that no one has ;

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: GoinLite (sony.com)

Great color. Love the 25x zoom.

 

This is a great trade up from the entry level Sony Handycam that I purchased a few years ago. I like that it records in HD and saves on a huge hard drive. However being that I will playback all HD video through the camcorder I am disappointed that...

25x zoom. 120GB HDD. High Definition. Easy to use

Does not come with HDMI cables. Does not come with remote control for playback

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: cobra03 (sony.com)

Great HD camera

 

This is a great camera for the money. HD can't be beat. Easy to burn DVDs.

Great picture - easy to operate - easy to make dvd

nothing

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: malibujock (sony.com)

A Really great product

 

I bought this camera a couple months ago. It has met all my expectations and even more. Light weight, easy to handle, shoots great video and photos. Simple to use, was shooting video and photos right out of the box without reading the manual. Still...

Love everything about this camera

Wish it had a view finder for when out in bright light

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Sound:Stereo

Connections

Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
USB Connection: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Screen Resolution:230000 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 in
Screen Type:LCD

Features

Web Cam Function: No

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:2048x1536 pixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):37 - 1075
Optical Zoom:25

Lens/Zoom

Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:300 x
Filter Size:30 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Optical Zoom:25 x

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):67x57x114 mm
Weight:300 g

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Sports: No
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Sensor

Sensor Size:1/4 in
Sensor Type:CMOS

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:120 GB
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
External Memory Type:Memory Stick, Secure Digital, SDHC
Flash memory:120

Video

HD Recording: No
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Recording Format:Hard drive / Memory Stick / SecureDigital / SDHC
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4 / 6.7
Height :11.4 / 6.7
Weight:300
Width:5.7

White balance

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