Sony Handycam HDR-CX116E reviews: Hard disk drive storage Full HD camcorder

7 customer reviews

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8.3 out of 10 based on 7 reviews.
Sony Handycam HDR-CX116E: Horizontally held, 25x optical zoom camcorder using SDHC card. See full product description

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Simon, Barcelona Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
light, compact, good overall image quality and easy touch screen menu
Bad points:
PC transfer of Videos is too complex and watching videos on big TV screen demonstrate that overall video quality is not that great (lens?)
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Nov 2010

Bryan, Jersey Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The touch screen control for menu functions are great and make the camera easy to use without having lots of buttons. It is an easy camera to use and its compact size is great. The zoom function is very fine and allows incredibly smooth and slow zooming in and out.
Bad points:
The function menus have so may different options that it can be a bit confusing to remember what is available and how to get to a particular option. Because of the camera compact size it does require a little practice to get smooth results when panning around and tends to require 2 hands to get the best results though this is not in its self a problem.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Review date: 19 Jun 2010

Valentino , Mijas Costa, Spain Experienced amateur

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Good: Picture quality ok...
Light weight.
Face tracking and still pictures
Bad points:
Bad: Cant buy wide angle lens or other accessories ANYWHERE! (locally)
Bad: Camera too small for adult male hand, buttons inconveniently located.
Bad: Night vision settings (low light) hard to find... these should be available at the touch of a button!
No flash :-(
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 6.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Oct 2010

christopher, Portsmouth Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Size makes very practical to use
Has great good programme variants
Bad points:
Hold the camera should be more positive, build in handle
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jan 2011

Richard, Geneve Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very compact, works easily with optional DVD recorder. Very easy to get excellent results with.
Bad points:
Non really, it lacks some useful features such as time laps but then what would the higher model have to offer?
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Apr 2010

Aman, Nottingham Just point and shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Small, easy to record video, good image quality + sound pickup.
Bad points:
Does not charge via USB.
Menu system complicated.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Mar 2011

Product Features

Resolution quality Full HD
Resolution (Pixels) 1920x1080
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 25
Media format Hard disk drive
Connections USB
Type of memory card SD
Type of memory card SDHC
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 300
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 8
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/10000
Weight (g) 210
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 2.2
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 37
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 1075
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2010-02-25

Also known as: "Sony Handycam HDR-CX116E

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Manufacturer's Description

Full HD quality that everyone can enjoy

Very light, compact and easy to use with great video and still image quality, even in low light. Up to 3 hours Full HD recording on 8GB internal memory and more on optional memory card. SteadyShot Active Mode and iAUTO for effortlessly beautiful images.


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