Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V Camcorder Review



Sony's flagship 2010 model, the HDR-CX550V, is a larger camcorder than its predecessor, but it is loaded with a wide angle lens, new manual controls, and stronger performance. With a $1049 price tag, the CX550 is also one of the cheaper high-end models on the market.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color & Noise Performance
  4. Motion & Sharpness Performance
  5. Low Light Performance
  6. Compression & Media
  7. Manual Controls
  8. Still Features
  9. Handling & Use
  10. Playback & Connectivity
  11. Audio & Other Features
  12. JVC GZ-HM1 Comparison
  13. Canon HF S21 Comparison
  14. Panasonic HDC-TM700 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Photo Gallery
  17. Specs and Ratings