Sony HDR-XR520E

  • Sony HDR-XR520E
83
Based on 17 scores, 24 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Massive storage capacity.
  • Good manual control placement.
  • Optical viewfinder.

Cons:

  • Tricky user interface.
  • Heavy.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Electronicsme on 68

Handheld cameras are coming down in price, making the newer versions more affordable for anyone looking to enter the market. Despite is bulky appearance, the 240GB HDR-XR520V is a fully capable High Def handycam that can accomplish your image capture...

By EISA on

With its new HDR-XR520V Sony has managed a big step forward, upgrading all the cameras components. This Full HD camcorder features a super-sensitive Exmor R CMOS sensor with 6 megapixel resolution and a new high-quality G Lens, with...

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 100

A Full HD camcorder with easytouse functionality and features to make you...

By Macworld on 60

The HDR-XR520V is a solid HD camcorder, with lots of storage, and good manual controls. But the image quality is unremarkableits fine, but there are other camcorders that produce better-looking movies....

By Macworld UK on 60

It may be the most expensive camcorder in this test, but the XR520VE is a monster when it comes to storage capacity, with a 240GB hard drive thats bigger than the stock storage space found in some Macs. While this makes it great for extended...

By TechCentral on

The Sony XR520 offers a lot of different features that will prove invaluable to the budding videographer. Its expansive 240GB hard disk is great for holding a vast amount of video data so you wont ever need to pop in a disc or...

By 5FWD on 80

Not only the best shooting Full HD camcorder available for under a grand but the first of a new breed of smart, flexible, connected shooters that makes home movie making cool again. Sony HDR-XR520VE is tagged with Sony HDR-XR520VE, Sony and camcorder....

By CNET UK on 79

Although its geotagging capabilities are mostly a novelty, its interface could use a complete overhaul and it's overpriced, the top-notch video quality, performance and consumer-friendly feature set of the Sony Handycam HDR-XR520VE make it a worthy...

By About.com on 90

Sonys Handycam HDR-XR520V is the flagship of its high definition Handycam camcorder line up. Youll find a host of high-end features such as a large, 240GB hard disk drive, a new CMOS image sensor, and a built-in GPS receiver. If you want these...

By cnet on 79

Though their geotagging capabilities are mostly novelty and their interfaces could use a complete overhaul, the top-notch video quality, performance, and consumer-friendly feature sets of the Sony Handycam HDR-XR500V and HDR-XR520V make them worthy...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The Sony HDR-XR520 is a rock-solid HDD video camera that improves on its predecessors in nearly every way. On the other hand, its unlikely that many consumers will be able to afford it at its current price point....

By G4tv.com on 70

Video Review: The new $1,300 HDR-XR520V Camcorder from Sony, which records hi-def 1920 x 1080 video, has 240 GB of space, includes built-in geotagging and has an LCD touch panel might be the perfect solution for capturing all of your precious...

By TechRadar on 100

After years in the doldrums camcorders are looking dynamic again thanks to stellar high-def images, competitive prices and the unstinting rise of YouTube. Sony is taking advantage of this with the HDR-XR520, a Full HD (1920x1080) shooter that crams in...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

No camcorder purchase decision should be made without considering what Sony has to offer. But unfortunately we havent seen anything new from the company since the . Now the drought is over, and we have in our hands Sonys current consumer...

By CamcorderInfo on

The Sony HDR-XR520V (MSRP $1499.99) is a camcorder that will please some, disappoint others, and make still others feel a little wary. Sure, most camcorders cant please every kind of user, but the XR520 is particularly divisive: its viewfinder and...

By Stuff.tv on 100

Pricey and far from compact, but if you want HD footage to really drool over this is hard to beat...

By AsiaOne on

Sony AVCHD Hard DiskDrive Camcorder - HDR-XR520THE HDR-XR520 is the flagship of Sonys latest range of AVCHD camcorders.It has a 240GB hard disk capable of storing up to 101 hours of full-HD movie recording - easily the highest capacity currently.The...

By infoSync World on 85

At the end of our journey with the Sony HDR-XR520V, we were conflicted, as if we had just watched Terms of Endearment and couldnt discern between joy and sorrow anymore. The HDR-XR520V is one of those camcorders that nails a few key features home...

By Videomaker on

With loads of features, ease of use and quality to back it all up, the Sony HDR-XR520V is a powerful consumer-grade camcorder. Brent Holland is a wedding/event video producer and owner of a video production company. Sony Electronics, Inc. 16530 Via...

International Review By Hifitest.de on 100

Die HDR-XR520 wird dank der umfangreichen Einstellmglichkeiten und der hohen Bildqualitt selbst professionellen Ansprchen gerecht. Dennoch mssen Sie nicht auf die treffsicheren Automatikfunktionen verzichten. Das eingebaute GPS...