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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 343 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and very comfortable

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    I love the lightness and how easy it is to use. This is a good quality cámara

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Autofocus is blurry

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    You can test it at any zoom and lighting. Point the camera at something, and it is blurry. Use manual focus, and touch screen to adjust until not blurry. Press autofocus, bloop - blurry again. The autofocus seemed to work for about 10 minutes and then never worked again. Will be returning.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Biggest Difference - "Balanced" Optical SteadyShot

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    I replaced a 6 year old Sony HDR-CX160 camcorder and had paid $450 for it in 2011 through Costco. It replaced a Sony D8 camcorder and a previous Sony Hi8 camcorder which was the first camcorder I purchased about 25 years ago. The CX160 was a great compact HD camcorder, 3” touchscreen, smile detection, usb cord in the strap, etc. Very similar to the current Sony CX455 except for its few added features over the years . . . batteries are even compatible including the CX675 so got to reuse those, The CX160 was a great camera, many recording hours, a trip to Spain, and multiple drops survived. Eventually the usb plug cable where it attached to the camera wore out as I would use it to charge, instead of the adapter that came with it, so take care when using the usb to charge though Sony sells the adapter if you want to go that route. After multiple drops, the start/stop switch broke off and I would have to use the onscreen record button. Finally, this last drop did the camera in by knocking an internal lens loose, so it will no longer focus . . . time for a new camera. I considered taking the leap to Sony’s consumer 4K, but they were a much larger and heavier camcorder. For home videos, HD works more than fine for me and I became spoiled with the CX160’s light weight and small size and in my opinion, HD is currently easier to handle and store (vs 4K), and easily burns to blu-ray. So why did I choose the CX675 over the CX455? Having had some type of camcorder for 25 years for comparison, the “Balanced Optical SteadyShot” hands down is awesome! Yes, the CX455 has the Optical SteadyShot, but so did my CX160. When my children were younger, it was fun following them around or zooming in during sporting or performance events. Each time, you would get the “shakiness” which I accepted as par for the course. The “Balanced” takes out that shakiness and the video looks so much better (see the side/side comparison video on Sony’s website and videos folks have uploaded on youtube). Yes the “balanced” look is legit and does not hurt the quality of the image. When you check out the camcorder in person, it’s cool watching the lens in motion - it actually moves. Is it worth the $200 price difference and the slight increase in size/bulk as compared to my CX160 or CX455? Yep, totally worth that investment and slight size increase which I have noticed has not been a big deal for me though it was an initial con- and you get an accessory shoe to boot - though I admittedly never used one, even on my Hi8 and D8 camcorders. Be sure to get a 46 mm UV protection filter, it screws right on the lens. It helps protect the auto lens cover which I have messed up on occasion with my CX160 and have had to delicately pop it back into place. Every once in awhile you might see light glare on this filter, it you do, just take it off and replace it when you are done. There have been comments about the picture quality having a greenish hue to it, if you experience this, which I did, you just need to to go into the settings and check your different white balances, then it will be fine. Some comments have been about the touch screen, there’s a calibration setting you can run and i think the touchscreen works fine. Finally a favorite “new” feature for me is the dual video recording mode that captures both AVCHD and MP4. This allows you to transfer very quickly the smaller MP4 file container via a WiFi direct connection (no router needed) to a smart phone. Per specs it appears it might be easier to do on an Android, but still works well on my iPhone 7. Some reviews say they had issues setting up this ability with the Sony PlayMemories App, but I was patient and learned how to do it correctly and now I can do this slick transfer in less than a minute and post, email, drop, or text a video clip, no computer needed. You can also use your app to control the camcorder and use your phone as a view finder, again, no wifi router needed, it’s a direct wireless connection. App works great, only wish you could “toggle” between camera control and video/picture transfers, but no big deal. For those who are looking at camcorders vs recording on smartphones, there is a huge quality and functionality difference. I still use my phone on occasion, but love the versatility and quality of a good consumer camcorder, especially this one. You won’t regret it. One of my children’s favorite things to do is to watch themselves and others from years past on the big screen with great audio and these camcorders make that possible and easy to do. Overall, very satisfied and happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery life, quick to get going

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    I needed a new camcorder since my previous one no longer was holding the battery charge and had a graduation to record. My previous JVC camcorder was a hard drive based unit which works great with a 30G hard drive. The unit did get hot when used heavily. This newer Sony runs off a Micro SD card which was nice with a 32G card I purchased with it. The unit is very light and did not get hot like my older unit. I did not have much time to read through the manuals so I basically opened the box, plugged it in to charge, dropped in the SD card and went to the graduation. Graduation was about 2 hours and had about 33% battery left and plenty of memory yet on the SD card. I like the weight, the zoom features, and surprise at the audio pick up this camcorder has.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    It's Okay

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    I bought this camera to film a wedding. My last camera was a Sony using digital tape, about a decade old. I'm partial to the brand. The indoor video was fuzzy (afternoon wedding in modern church with large windows). Outdoor sharp and colorful. The image stabilization was quite good. The touchscreen is poor. In fact, the upper left corner icon, which returns you to previous menu items works about 20% of the time, requiring distracting repeat pushes using bigger or smaller fingerprints with varying pressure before it works. I returned the camera to Best Buy and the salesman checked two other cameras-- same result. There seems to be something about that corner of the screen which is poorly touch sensitive-- and there is no backup hard button to push. I was hoping for much more from Sony after ten years. I kept the camera because the flash drive storage is finally an improvement over digital tape with respect to file compression and because for the price point, I don't think there is a significantly better camera out there. With the rapid evolution of quality of smart phone video, it seemed the only advantage I had over some of the iPhone footage I watched of the same event was better storage, zoom and mechanical image stabilizing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Recommend the Sony Handycam CX675

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    Excellent camera! This is a big upgrade from the Sony camcorder I have from 2007. The picture quality is excellent, as is the sound quality. The sound is way more sensitive than my old camcorder, as it can record sound much louder from further distances. I love the various options available for recording; way more than my old camcorder. I really like that I can record in both mp4 and AVCHD format, as my video editor works very well with the mp4 files. Overall, I would highly recommend the Sony Handycam CX675!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Camcorder for HD Video & Sound

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    One month using my Sony Camcorder & it's more than I expected. I used it for close up pictures and video clips of my Grandchildren's school activities and for Gospel music rehearsals and concerts. Features highlights that I most like: image stabilization, 5.1 zoom microphone, dual video recording, smart phone remote control, internal & external memory, optical & digital zoom. I've always enjoyed taking pictures and videos; I'm finding this camcorder enhances my capabilities & reduces my need to pack around two weighty cameras

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Suprise! Dropped frames when creating new file.

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    I could not WAIT to get this camera. I took it out to do some jobs and found a surprise. If the video was longer than 4GB, when the new file was created - frames were dropped. I was sick. I do many "session" takes. Speeches, events and the like. Often the last more than an hour and a half. So now I have to monkey around with file type, resolution etc, so I get as much as I can within that 4gb range. Most people will not have a problem with this. But for those who shoot what I shoot, be advised. I would STILL recommend it to others. The internal gimble is the bomb!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Twitch and Resin pour recording cam

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    Perfect for a beginner streamer. We have used it on MAC and Windows with OSB and I can not say enough how great it has worked for our videos and recording needs.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought a Floor Model

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    The one that I bought was a floor model. Price was severely discounted as it didn't have batteries or other accessories. Even then it was a great deal. Using the camera to video soccer games for a club.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great video camera

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    It be captured a lot of memories of my child with this camera. Great quality footage and the stabilization is fantastic.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the Price

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    This camera is excellent for the price. With a tripod, takes clear, non-jittery videos. Stabilization is great, the zoom is steady and the camera is very easy to operate. Love the opening of the lens window when the camera door is opened, turning on the camera. The only two things that would be nice are external storage to a video card and an easier way to delete videos once recorded. I didn't think these two reasons were enough to knock the camera down to 4 stars though, as the videos are crystal clear and the camera is so easy to operate. We have used it mostly for videotaping football games, but we did record a nephew's wedding and that turned out great too..

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing camcorder

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    Owned for 10 months when reviewed.

    One of the best cam quarters I’ve bought. It has a stabilizer so when you’re on a ship or plain you won’t lose focus and it is always the perfect video or picture. It also has 4K pictures and videos

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad

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    I purchased this camera because my ancient one died on me last minute before my wife's EdD graduation. Last minute purchase but the price was awesome and the quality was that of Sony's well known name. Excellent zoom features, pictures while video recording, and recording features were great. The built in wifi and phone app are a cool feature too. Put the camera on a tripod and you can zoom and take pics with controls on your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi BigDog72,
      We're really glad to hear that you're having a good time with this camcorder! Thank you for choosing Sony!
      >Joffrey sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great For Most Shooting

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    This is a great camera for the price first of all. I still like to shoot video much more with a video camera than a DSLR. Real life means some zoom is needed and this camera’s size and clarity are perfect to move around and get very steady video. It’s very quick power on and overall ease of use are perfect for those with little experience or those like myself who spent decades in the TV industry. Here’s where it’s not quite as great. If you’re in a low light situation and max out the zoom remember this is excellent technology for the price but it will lose its sharp focus dramatically. But in good to decent lighting and moderate zoom you will be extremely pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camcorder

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Great camcorder. The picture quality is awesome and the camcorder is so easy to use.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera!!

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    Bought this camera for my father in law. He video tapes the grand kids soccer and volleyball games. He really loves how it has a motion stabilizer. HD video is very crisp and clear. He loves it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Video camera

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Nice and small but with great video and photos. Easy to use.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Overall handy and worthwhile camcorder

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    Pretty good as long as it is plugged in for long, 30 min or more continuous filming. Not so great if not plugged in, regardless if charged full on battery. Great pictures and quality!

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    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Very Good Consumer Camera

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    I mostly record my kids sporting events and wanted something with 1080/60p capability. The one caveat I have with this camera is that it drops 1 second audio when creating a new file (every 10 mins during continuous recording) on the highest quality setting. It doesn't bother me since I use it for sporting events and don't use the recorded audio. I've tried various microSD cards and spoken with Sony support. Their suggestion was to drop the video recording quality a notch and it should work (it does, but that's a horrible response to a known problem.) I use it with a Sony wired remote and external monitor, all without a hitch.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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