Sony Handycam HDR-XR350V Camcorder Review

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons.



The Handycam HDR-XR350V is a mid-range HD camcorder from Sony that offers solid video performance, but is low on manual controls. The $999 price tag of the HDR-XR350V may sound steep, but a lot of that cost goes into the 160GB hard drive that is built into the camcorder's right side.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. Other Features
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  20. Sony HDR-CX550V Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery