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Sony Handycam HDR-CX760 Camcorder Review$1,499.00
The quality of color may be in the eye of the beholder—what looks pleasing to you may not look pleasing to your neighbor—but the Sony HDR-CX760V did a couple things undeniably well in our color test. It's tones were deep and vivid, measuring a 94% saturation level, and its colors were quite accurate (earning a 4.03 color error in our test). And judging by our eyes, the colors captured by the Sony simply looked good. More on how we test color.
Most camcorders in the high-end category do very well on our color tests in bright light. All of the models we compared the Sony CX760V to had color error scores of around 4.0 or lower, and all had saturation levels 85% and higher. It should also be noted that it's not hard to tweak the colors on your video using editing software (or even a video hosting service like YouTube). So, if you don't like the colors your camcorder produces, you can always tweak them later if you're dedicated.
Low Light Color
Color accuracy took a bit of a dip in low light for the Sony CX760V, but the video images still looked quite good. The camcorder's color error measured at 4.48 and the saturation level was a cool 79%. These numbers, particularly the saturation level, are down from the CX760V's bright light color results, but they're in the same ballpark as the rest of the high-end models we compared it to. More on how we test low light color.
Noise levels on the HDR-CX760V in bright light, as is the case on most high-end models, were very low. The levels measured 0.535%, which is essentially identical to the levels we saw on the HDR-PJ710V. That makes sense, as the PJ710V has the same lens, sensor, and guts as the CX760V. More on how we test noise.