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Exmor R CMOS sensor.
Full manual feature set for video.
Geotagging for video is fun.
Autofocus system performs very well.
Good quality video.
Annoying menu system.
No wind filter or meaningful audio controls.
Relatively big and heavy.
Defaults to low resolution.
Not-full-HD video quality.
Cumbersome touch-screen interface.
Records 1920 x 1080 video via a 4.5megapixel.
Video is recorded in the AVCHD file format at a maximum bit rate of 24Mbps the highest bit rate supported by AVCHD.
By CNET Australia on November 01, 2010
Against the competition the CX550V fares well, though its video could be a bit sharper and the interface less...
By Macworld UK on October 20, 2010
Launched last January, the HDR-CX550 sits right at the top of Sony’s HD camcorder line-up, sharing its crown with the HDR-XR550, which packs a 240GB hard disk drive instead of this model’s 64GB flash memory. The CX550V’s spec is...
By Game Boyz on July 10, 2010
What’s not to love about this camera? It’s light, easy to use and takes great HD video. The manual is relatively small and easy to read and it works great straight out of the box. If you’re in the market for an HD camcorder I would advise you to take a...
By TopTenREVIEWS on June 01, 2010
The large amount of memory and high-quality images makes this device hard to...
By cnet on May 26, 2010
The Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V fares well compared with the competition, though its video could be a bit sharper and the interface less cumbersome. Unless you absolutely need to store a lot of video on the camcorder--which I don't suggest--or if have...
By Photography Bay on May 24, 2010
The Sony HDR-CX550V is a camcorder which features Full HD 1080 AVCHD video capture, 12MP still image capture and a 10x optical zoom. It fits the prosumer category and price range at around $1200. The CX550V features 64GB of internal flash memory,...
By CamcorderInfo on May 07, 2010
With the HDR-CX550V Sony finally began to break down some of its longstanding policies regarding its Handycam camcorders. For starters, the CX550V is the first Sony Handycam to offer 24Mbps AVCHD recording, and it is the first to enable the use of...
By DigitalVersus on May 03, 2010
Golf Shot One of the things Sony is pushing hard on its camcorders this years is 'Golf Shot'. It pushes the CX550's framerate up to 200 fps, which it only starts saving when you press Record, leaving them in the cache the rest of the time....
By About.com on January 01, 2010
Pros: Good quality video, excellent display, good feature set
Cons: Pricey, difficult menu system, Video Quality, The CX550V records 1920 x 1080 video via a 4.5megapixel, 1/2.8inch Sony Exmor CMOS sensor. Video is recorded in the AVCHD file format at a maximum bit rate of 24Mbps the highest bit rate supported by AVCHD. Yo
By Hifitest.de on August 13, 2010
Sonys Spitzenmodell hat ein Faible für natürliche Farbreproduktion. Für das Filmen auf Urlaubsreisen oder überhaupt an unterschiedlichen Drehorten erweisen sich der GPS-Empfänger und das integrierte Kartenmaterial als hilfreich...
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