Sony HDRCX115EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder -, HDRX115EB Handycam

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Recommended – a very good camera. I purchased the sony cx115e video camera to replace 3 year old sony mini dv tape camera. Before i purchased i read most of the reviews and was considering the panasonic sd60 but decided on the sony as some of the reviews for the panasonic suggested that there may be an issue with the sound. Several reviewers reported that they had wind noise. This along with the sony being cheaper, i decided to go with the sony. Once i received the sony and started to play with it i was not happy. The play back was very slightly grainy on my 46 inch tv when viewing close up. The white balance was very bad. I was ready to send the camera back but decided not to and to give it a chance by fully reading the manual and testing. The picture is perfect both indoors and outside. I tested it indoors with room lights on and off. I can say it performs very well. I did a comparison with my old camera and it blows it away. Both in terms of depth of colour, clarity and sharpness.

Very impressed with quality and detail of videos when replayed on my tv (don’t have hd enabled picture at moment). Colour, sharpness and detail are better than i expected. On computer the colours are not so rich which is no doubt due to monitor not camcorder. So small it’s very easy to carry around. Bought primarily to take videos of birds and scenery when out walking. The only problem is seeing what you want to see on lcd screen because of daylight particularly sunlight. This is not a problem with landscape videos but when trying to pick up birds against sky more difficult. However this is going to be a problem with any camcorder.

Sony HDRCX115EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder – Black

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  • Full HD video recording
  • Up to 3.1 Megapixel still photo
  • Shoot crisp still images on memory card, even while recording video simultaneously
  • Face Detection for beautiful portraits
  • Smile Shutter for happy still portraits
  • 5.1 surround sound

A very compact camcorder, it’s output in hd mode on my 47′ hd tv is simply stunning, i am amazed at the quality from a machine that cost me £240. It is simple and easy to use, you can play about with lots of the settings if you wish, but i have found that it performs very well if you just leave it in auto mode and let the camcorder get on with it. Perfect for me as i’m not really into all that technical stuff, i have not used it in photo mode as i have a good digital camera for that, i know some users say it is not particularly good at taking photos, but hey, my expensive digital camera is not very good at taking videos.Horses for coursesif using indoors, even in auto mode i find it is better to set the lighting type to incandescent otherwise the output can look a little on the orange side, and the output is a little grainy in poor light, but remember it’s around the £240 mark and at that price i am really pleased and impressed by the quality of this little camcorder.

Great little camcorder for both sd & hd video. My 2ghz computer with 1gb ram is not fast enough to edit hd so i am very happy to stick to sd quality which i have used for many years. I use pinnancle studio 14 which imports sd 16:9 mpeg-2 files from the camera quickly without any bother and write to dvd which can be played on any dvd player. I also have a bluray dvd player and 37′ lcd tv and find the quality of sd video is excellent. I am therefore in no hurry to record in hd requiring a pc upgrade and also to create dvds which can only be played on a bluray player. The camera has a 1/4′ sensor which produces very good video indoors and outdoors and is much better than the canon fs200 with its smaller sensor which i have tried. The camera has good battery life and is good the handle – i like the zoom which works very smoothly (unlike the canon mentioned) and the manually operated lens cover. I would certainly recommend this camera for anyone such as myself who requires excellent sd video recording as well as the ability to record in full hd when required.

Useful feature included – not expected. Found out that this camera supports the lanc remote function. This means that with a lanc remote control, you can focus and zoom (with variable speed if the remote supports it) without touching the camers. This allows you to get shots on extreme zoom on a tripod and then zoom back without the kick as you touch the onboard zoom control. I was surprised this function was inluded and even sony support said it was only a two speed zoom control, but it works perfectly. It also allows for remote focus, where you can change the focus point from one subject to another, which is pretty impossible by tapping the touchscreen. You have to get a lanc controller with av connector plug, as the standard 3. 5mm jack is not supported, but you can get a converter cable (i got a remote with the converter cable for around £[ which is clunky but does the job at a price)apart from this, very pleased with the video image quality but the still photos are worse than useless. Sound outside is useless without a windshield which is very difficult to fit. I have stuck some windshield material on using sticky dots which allows recording in non still conditions but not really above a gentle breeze. ]

Sony HDRCX115EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder – Black : Excellent compact camcorder. I bought this camcorder as i wanted a small compact camcorder with high quality high def output. After using it for a while, i am very happy. The image quality is excellent (i use it with eveything set to the highest quality). The downside to this is that even using a 16gb transcend class 10 sd card, you get a maximum 90 minutes recording time. The camera really is small and fits in the palm of your hand, there are few controls on the camera itself, with the majority being accessible through the touchscreen display. I would recommend getting a small tripod like a gorillapod which really helps keep the camera stable when using the zoom. I have only used the optical zoom up to 25x, and the image quality is great, i took a video of the moon and all of the craters are clear and sharp. I am now looking for a suitable case to fit the camera, i want something snug and compact to match the camera. Recommended and easy to use with good image quality.

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Bought this for making home videos, pranks, and youtube contenteasy to use, great quality, light and compactwould recommend. Used in brutal winter during trip to lake district and it survived.
Bought this for making home videos, pranks, and youtube contenteasy to use, great quality, light and compactwould recommend. Used in brutal winter during trip to lake district and it survived.

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This is one of the best little buys i’ve made in a while, it works very well and in low light too, excellent quality and was really inexpensive compared to what i payed back in the day for a video camera using cassettes. Also works for a long time without needing to re charge.

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This is one of the best little buys i’ve made in a while, it works very well and in low light too, excellent quality and was really inexpensive compared to what i payed back in the day for a video camera using cassettes. Also works for a long time without needing to re charge.

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She uses to make movies of family events. I bought that as a gift to my mommy. She uses to make movies of family events and the image is good, unless you don’t have a good light source, then the image is poor. But i think that for most of users of these kind of camera, that one do the job pretty well.
She uses to make movies of family events. I bought that as a gift to my mommy. She uses to make movies of family events and the image is good, unless you don’t have a good light source, then the image is poor. But i think that for most of users of these kind of camera, that one do the job pretty well.

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Very good value and takes great pictures. It is much smaller and lighter than my sony hdr-xr 500ve and i am still getting used to handling it.

This review is from : Sony HDRCX115EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder – Black

Very good value and takes great pictures. It is much smaller and lighter than my sony hdr-xr 500ve and i am still getting used to handling it.

This review is from : Sony HDRCX115EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder – Black

Easy to use nice, and light to carry and excellent picture.

This review is from : Sony HDRCX115EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder – Black

I bought it as a replacement for my trusty handy-cam 8. It is very compact and lightweight and slips easily into a coat pocket. The touch screen menu is very easy to use and you can save your favourite settings to a separate folder. The zoom facility is very slick and the video and still pictures are pin sharp. I think that for the money this is an excellent buy. Well worth buying a spare battery.
I bought it as a replacement for my trusty handy-cam 8. It is very compact and lightweight and slips easily into a coat pocket. The touch screen menu is very easy to use and you can save your favourite settings to a separate folder. The zoom facility is very slick and the video and still pictures are pin sharp. I think that for the money this is an excellent buy. Well worth buying a spare battery.
Smaller than i had anticipated. Smaller than i had anticipated but it works well. I have not yet used it in conjunction with a tv or computer, so here’s hoping it lives up to its reputation.
Smaller than i had anticipated. Smaller than i had anticipated but it works well. I have not yet used it in conjunction with a tv or computer, so here’s hoping it lives up to its reputation.

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I have not had the handycam for long and have only done some basic filming which was excellent. If i had been able to test more advanced functions i would probably given 5*.
I have not had the handycam for long and have only done some basic filming which was excellent. If i had been able to test more advanced functions i would probably given 5*.
After carefully studying all the reviews, i purchased this one for my husband for a christmas present 2011. He has only recently used it for any length of time while on a trip to dubrovnik, hence not reviewing it before this date. He got on with it quite well for a first time, and we are very pleased with the results. Obviously it takes time to really get used to this item when you haven’t had one before. We haven’t yet figured out how to edit to make one continuous film, any tips?. I also purchased the corresponding sony case, which as someone else said, turned out to be very useful, in as much as my husband can keep his digital camera in the same case. I am sure as we get more proficient the results will be even better.
After carefully studying all the reviews, i purchased this one for my husband for a christmas present 2011. He has only recently used it for any length of time while on a trip to dubrovnik, hence not reviewing it before this date. He got on with it quite well for a first time, and we are very pleased with the results. Obviously it takes time to really get used to this item when you haven’t had one before. We haven’t yet figured out how to edit to make one continuous film, any tips?. I also purchased the corresponding sony case, which as someone else said, turned out to be very useful, in as much as my husband can keep his digital camera in the same case. I am sure as we get more proficient the results will be even better.
I bought this to replace a panasonic which i had dropped. It is a stunning, high quality camcorder, don’t let the price fool you into thinking it’s a cheapo. The clarity is superb, the controls feel positive and although there is nothing fancy about it, it shoots great video. I’ve had camcorders since 1989 and this one is the best i’ve owned. Combined with the sony editing software, everything works without glitches, and i’ve used all kinds of editing software in the last 23 years. You really can, at last, make movies fast and easily with this combination.

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I bought this to replace a panasonic which i had dropped. It is a stunning, high quality camcorder, don’t let the price fool you into thinking it’s a cheapo. The clarity is superb, the controls feel positive and although there is nothing fancy about it, it shoots great video. I’ve had camcorders since 1989 and this one is the best i’ve owned. Combined with the sony editing software, everything works without glitches, and i’ve used all kinds of editing software in the last 23 years. You really can, at last, make movies fast and easily with this combination.

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It’s small and light and looks good. The picture and sound quality is very good for a camcorder with this price. It also works very well with my pc via the software provided with the camcorder.
It’s small and light and looks good. The picture and sound quality is very good for a camcorder with this price. It also works very well with my pc via the software provided with the camcorder.
Great camcorder with brilliant quality but a few things to watch out for. If you own a mac, you either need to purchase an avchd unwrapper or converter or you will not be able to play the video on quicktime, itunes. If you use imovie it can still be done, but the quality is slightly worsened. 264 with avchd, you would be able to get much more freedom. However if you dont play on editing these videos, you can simply download vlc and turn on deinterlacing to play on windows and mac.

This review is from : Sony HDRCX115EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder – Black

Great camcorder with brilliant quality but a few things to watch out for. If you own a mac, you either need to purchase an avchd unwrapper or converter or you will not be able to play the video on quicktime, itunes. If you use imovie it can still be done, but the quality is slightly worsened. 264 with avchd, you would be able to get much more freedom. However if you dont play on editing these videos, you can simply download vlc and turn on deinterlacing to play on windows and mac.
A great little camcorder for the price. Menu functions via the touch screen is a little bit fiddlely, but i don’t intend to be changing options that often so more than happy to live with that. Supplied battery seems very good, but i will be looking at getting a spare. The image stabliser is ok, but have seen better – but that comes with a greater price tag. Picture quality is outstanding, and the size is fantastic – small and compact, smaller enough to go in a coat pocket. Still shot quality is ok, but not as good as a decent compact or dslr – but at the end of the day, it’s a camcorder not a camera. Overall, for quick videos it is great.

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A great little camcorder for the price. Menu functions via the touch screen is a little bit fiddlely, but i don’t intend to be changing options that often so more than happy to live with that. Supplied battery seems very good, but i will be looking at getting a spare. The image stabliser is ok, but have seen better – but that comes with a greater price tag. Picture quality is outstanding, and the size is fantastic – small and compact, smaller enough to go in a coat pocket. Still shot quality is ok, but not as good as a decent compact or dslr – but at the end of the day, it’s a camcorder not a camera. Overall, for quick videos it is great.
Firstly, i managed to get this camera at a bargain price, due to the fact it was a return through amazon warehouse and, frankly, their loss is my gain. I feel i have to address a few of the points i read through and consequently made me worry about my purchase. Lines on playback is simply due to the limitations of what you are playing it back on. My test images worked perfectly on my hd tv and wonderfully when i put it through pinnacle studio. The only time i had lines and stuttering was when i attempted to play back through vlc player via the memory card, for a base entry hd camcorder, it’s not unreasonable to review your footage prior to transferring it across to your pc. Even in pinnacle, there was a slight pause whilst it cued up the footage. The menu system does take a bit of getting used to, but it really is just a case of sitting down and playing with the menus and seeing what each function does, coupled with reading the manual.

This review is from : Sony HDRCX115EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder – Black

Firstly, i managed to get this camera at a bargain price, due to the fact it was a return through amazon warehouse and, frankly, their loss is my gain. I feel i have to address a few of the points i read through and consequently made me worry about my purchase. Lines on playback is simply due to the limitations of what you are playing it back on. My test images worked perfectly on my hd tv and wonderfully when i put it through pinnacle studio. The only time i had lines and stuttering was when i attempted to play back through vlc player via the memory card, for a base entry hd camcorder, it’s not unreasonable to review your footage prior to transferring it across to your pc. Even in pinnacle, there was a slight pause whilst it cued up the footage. The menu system does take a bit of getting used to, but it really is just a case of sitting down and playing with the menus and seeing what each function does, coupled with reading the manual.

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Lovely little camgreat for what we want it fornot sure what the best sdhc card to get for it is though?bit disappointed thers no case or sd card with italthough saying that we got it less than half the rrp =)would definitly recommendwould of give it 5* if there had of been a sdhc card and a basic case with itfast delivery =).
Lovely little camgreat for what we want it fornot sure what the best sdhc card to get for it is though?bit disappointed thers no case or sd card with italthough saying that we got it less than half the rrp =)would definitly recommendwould of give it 5* if there had of been a sdhc card and a basic case with itfast delivery =).
You can’t go far wrong with a sony hdrcx115e handycam. I bought this hd handycam based on an offer price and the fact it was sony ( i like sony stuff), knew little about it but read the reviews of others. In the end i took a gamble and how glad i did. It’s perfect for my general videoing needs, its very small and compact, and does what it says on the tin. If you,ve got really large hands then you may find it difficult to use but most people will find it easy and a dream. I have also bought sony vegas video editing software for the pc and the two together are perfect. The low light function is brilliant, really good. The still camera is also good at 3. 1 megapixals sufficient for most needs. The hd quality looks good on my sony bravia hd tv but you do need a hdmi lead that amazon sells.
You can’t go far wrong with a sony hdrcx115e handycam. I bought this hd handycam based on an offer price and the fact it was sony ( i like sony stuff), knew little about it but read the reviews of others. In the end i took a gamble and how glad i did. It’s perfect for my general videoing needs, its very small and compact, and does what it says on the tin. If you,ve got really large hands then you may find it difficult to use but most people will find it easy and a dream. I have also bought sony vegas video editing software for the pc and the two together are perfect. The low light function is brilliant, really good. The still camera is also good at 3. 1 megapixals sufficient for most needs. The hd quality looks good on my sony bravia hd tv but you do need a hdmi lead that amazon sells.

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Its not the latest model but who cares so long as it works?. Comes with cd, usb lead and lead for tv. The instruction book is easy to follow and it doesn’t take long to charge. A 32gb card is enough film time, for me anyway.
Its not the latest model but who cares so long as it works?. Comes with cd, usb lead and lead for tv. The instruction book is easy to follow and it doesn’t take long to charge. A 32gb card is enough film time, for me anyway.
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