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.
By eTech Reviews on March 02, 2010
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 February 24, 2010
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...76
By Good Gear Guide on January 08, 2010
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....75
By CamcorderInfo on October 30, 2009
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...-