Sony Handycam HDR-CX11 reviews: Memory card storage Full HD camcorder

9 customer reviews

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9.3 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
Sony Handycam HDR-CX11: Horizontally held, 12x optical zoom camcorder using Memory Stick card. See full product description

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David, Birmingham Just point and shoot

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
The size of the camera, it is compact.
Bad points:
Very expensive memory cards.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Sep 2009

John , Stoke On Trent

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Light and Easy To Handle
Bad points:
Screen difficult to see in bright sun light
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Sep 2009

Marco, Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good image, reliable, quick turning on, 4 resolution modes, camera is complete.
Bad points:
It was a good buy when I took it on October 2008, I don't think this is even in production now... and you can have better for less money now.
Big problems in focus with low light, bad colours in low light.
No lens view, must use display and this sucks battery.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 8.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 6.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Oct 2012

Mark, Nottinghamshire Gadget Lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
what a beauty. Light and easy to use. the immage is so crisp its fantastic. this is the best i could find at the time without going into silly money. dont be put off with the memory cards, if you buy the fastest card the immaged are smoothe and crisp.
Bad points:
allthough the stated still image pixel rating is high the photos are not as good as i would have expected. they are satisfactory but will not replace your digital camera. the camcorder struggles to focus on things in low light but that might be me with the settings.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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11 of 12 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Intuitive LCD touchscreen and menus.
Superb image and sound quality.
Comfortable, stylish and good-to-use design.
Included charging/base station and remote control are very professional.
Comes with lots of software.
Bad points:
Only records 28 mins of Full HD footage on provided Memory Stick.
Lack of a neck strap or basic case.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2008

Geoffrey, Warrington Just point and shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very light in weight,a bonus when carrying around on holiday.Very good quality filming and still photos are of a good quality.Transfering to disk is also very easy.Changing over to taking stills is easy to do when filming movies.I found the touch screen menu a little confusing at first but soon picked it up.I have not done much filming as my new blueray player developed a fault and I thought it was the new memory stick I purchased.
Bad points:
The only thing I miss is a view finder as I find the screen difficult in sunny weather.I think Sony should supply a small plastic box to hold new Memory stick cards.They are pricey and I don't think it is good practice to keep them in a carrying case without protection.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 May 2009

Product Features

Resolution quality Full HD
Resolution (Pixels) 3680x2760
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 12
Media format Memory card
Connections USB
Type of memory card Memory Stick
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 150
Type of image stabiliser Optical
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/800
Weight (g) 370
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 3.1
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 49
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 588
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2008-08-12

Also known as: Sony HDRCX11, Sony HDR-CX11E

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Manufacturer's Description

Compact and stylish, with very high quality video and still image quality.

  1. Full HD 1920×1080 video recording at high bit-rate (16Mbps) using AVCHD format
  2. Up to 5 hours 55 mins HD recording on removable Memory Stick™ (16GB, optional)
  3. ClearVid CMOS Sensor with Exmor™ derived technology for superb picture quality
  4. BIONZ high-speed image processor for enhanced image quality and responsive performance
  5. Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom / 150x digital zoom
  6. Optical SteadyShot for improved still image and video stability, especially in low light
  7. x.v.Colour mode for more true, more vivid colours with compatible TV
  8. Face Detection automatically adjusts focus, exposure, colour balance and skin tone for clearer, more natural faces for both photo and videos
  9. Smile Shutter automatically captures smiling faces for happy still portraits
  10. D-Range Optimiser adjusts exposure and contrast for evenly exposed backlit shots
  11. Up to 10 megapixel still image recording and 7.6 effective megapixel Dual Rec while recording video
  12. 2.7" Wide Clear Photo LCD plus touch screen
  13. Quick browsing with smart search functions: Film Roll Index, Face Index, Highlight Index
  14. 5.1 surround sound recording with zoom mic for clearer dialogue and sound of foreground subjects
  15. HDMI™/component connector for enjoying HD video on HD ready TV
  16. BRAVIA Sync via HDMI™ connection for playback control via compatible BRAVIA™ TV remote
  17. PhotoTV HD for optimised still photo display on compatible BRAVIA™ TV
  18. STAMINA up to 6 hours (with optional battery, LCD backlight off)
  19. One Touch Disc Burn and Easy PC back up via USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection (output only) with supplied Handycam® Station
  20. Assignable Dial for manual focus and iris control
  21. Easy to use Picture Motion Browser software with web upload assist function

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