Sony HDR-CX500V

  • Sony HDR-CX500V
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  • Compact design; first-rate video quality and performance; geotagging videos is fun, if limited.


  • No SD card support; awkward control layout; no wind filter; no manual shutter speed, iris, or audio controls; expensive.

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By eTech Reviews on

Thumbs Up:High video quality and good performance; geo-tagging videos; compact design.Thumbs Down:Sticky control layout; no audio controls, iris and manual shutter speed; no wind filter and SD card slot; expensive price tag.The Whiz Kid Speaks:Sony...

By cnet on 76

The geotagging capability remains mostly a novelty, but the top-notch video quality of the Sony Handycam HDR-CX500V and HDR-CX520V make them worthy options. Because internal memory is overpriced, the HDR-XR500V is the better deal of the two, though...

By Good Gear Guide on 75

The Sony HDR-CX500V is a feature-packed Full HD camcorder sporting great image quality. If youre looking for a camcorder with plenty of tricks up its sleeve, you could do a lot worse than the HDR-CX500V....

By CamcorderInfo on

Judging solely on performance, the Sony HDR-CX500V (MSRP $1099) is a very good camcorder. It didn't do poorly in any of our tests, although there were times when it performed slightly below average. Still, it is a strong overall camcorder in both...