Sony HDR-XR105 reviews: Hard disk drive storage HD camcorder

99 customer reviews

+ This camcorder scores very high on sound quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 99 reviews.
Sony HDR-XR105: Horizontally held, 10x optical zoom camcorder using Memory Stick Duo card. See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Shahid, London Just point and shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Light ,Easy to use,superb picture quality video,
Bad points:
Can be little smaller, Easier way to super quality still picture from video, Can be better quality editing soft ware,Easy to see hard drive content .
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Apr 2011

Purchaser Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very Sharp Picture
Easy to use
Bad points:
I assume this is with all new camcorders that when it comes to editing each scene has to be joined
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Review date: 20 Jun 2010

Sunu, London Just point and shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
excellent picture quality, compact and easy to operate.
Bad points:
The supplied battery has low life.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Apr 2010

George, Livingston,West Lothian. Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
HDD is the way to go,this camera is easy to shoot with, screen interface is so easy to use , the camera it has a nice weight to it also,the ease of download with the supplied software made transfering all my video clips real easy
Bad points:
I can't honestly give this camera or the sofftware supplied any bad points

Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jan 2010

Andrzej, Long Eaton Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use, Image quality
Bad points:
Battery life,mts
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Review date: 07 Jul 2010

Tom, Sittingbourne Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use and of transfer to computer and various software programs
Bad points:
maybe it is because i am used to using an eye viewer -- but i might prefer that to the system used == but it is early days so i might change my mind
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jul 2013

Confirmed purchaser Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use and handle. Liked the fact that it switched on with the opening of the screen.
It seemed not to pick up so much of the irritiating wind noise that my previous camcorder did.
Bad points:
Neck strap attachment.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 May 2010

Product Features

Resolution quality HD
Resolution (Pixels) 2304x1728
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 10
Media format Hard disk drive
Connections USB
Type of memory card Memory Stick Duo
Type of memory card Memory Stick Pro
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 120
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 80
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1000
Weight (g) 330
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 2.2
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 52
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 608
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2009-02-19

Also known as: HDR-XR105, Sony HDR-XR105E, SONY HDRXR105, Sony HDRXR105E, HDR-XR105E

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Manufacturer's Description

Easy to carry with smart features

Light, compact and easy to use with superb video and still image quality. Full HD recording on internal 80GB hard disk drive, plus 5.1 surround sound, Face Detection and Smile Shutter.

Sound all around

Surround sound adds an extra dimension of realism to your videos, just like at the cinema. 5.1 channel recording captures crisp, lifelike audio that sounds great on your home theatre system. Best of all, you don’t need extra microphones or cables: everything’s built in to the camcorder.

Natural looking faces every time

Faces can look dark and underexposed in bright, backlit situations like a sun-drenched beach. And if you’re shooting indoors there’s a risk your subject’s skin tone can look unnaturally coloured. The camcorder fine-tunes focus, exposure and skin tone for more natural looking faces.

More smiles every time

Wouldn’t it be great having a photographer by your side, capturing great still pictures of happy faces while you’re shooting video of a party or another special event? Smile Shutter automatically shoots still photos whenever your subject smiles, without interrupting video recording.

Ready for anything

Everyone knows the frustration of fumbling for your camcorder when something amazing happens… And then it’s too late. Flip open the LCD screen and you’re ready to start shooting in a fraction of a second. Standby battery drain is super-low, so you can always be ready to catch that special moment.

Have more fun with your video collection

It’s easy to manage your video clips and photos with Picture Motion Browser for your PC – included free with your camcorder. Sort, search and browse through all your clips and photos in an instant. Burn them to disc, email to friends or upload to social networking sites with a few clicks.


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