I have just recently bought the sony hdr-cx6 and as soon as i opened the box and the content’s i instantly knew i had bought something special. Small, black, shiny and look’s amazing (the camcorder is about the same size as a can of coca cola, it’s so small). But don’t let the size fool you because it is built sturdy and made to last. All of the button’s are in the right place’s and the touch screen is just a joy to work with. Within a few minute’s i filmed various scene’s and viewed them. The picture quality in my oppinion is fantastic (crystal clear image’s) even in low light surrounding’s it’s good quality because all you have to do is turn the exposure to manual and turn it down slightly and it look’s good , or in total dark surrounding’s turn on the night vision (i have tweaked with the setting’s and got them to how i want the camcorder to perform and it perform’s fantastic). Amazing on the hd setting and outstanding even on the standard setting. The sound quality is also outstanding (crystal clear with good loud tone’s). Downloading the software is easy (downloaded onto my computer in about 15 minute’s) and i was already editing within half an hour.
Does what it says on the tin – with a few caveats. I bought this because i wanted a tiny, hd camcorder. I also wanted to forget about tapes and be able to play back the results through my ps3 to my 1080 lcd. This completely fits the bill and i’m pretty happy with it. Stills are surprisingly good – i didn’t expect much and it is fairly decent for ‘snapshot’ pictures. The menus are easy to use and the controls are sparse and easy to use. If you want manual control and high-end features this isn’t the cam for you. Build quality is good – the camera is light but feels very solid and definitely worthy of the sony brand. Component video direct into a small lcd screen shows very good results – colours bright and vivid as expected but good sharpness while the light is good. Low light performance is poor – there is a lot of noise. My 5yr old sony dv cam gives better results. If you want to shoot low light videos then definitely try before you buy. ‘nightshot’ mode is fine if you like green-scale images. The ‘slow motion’ feature is rubbish – it’s a nice idea but the compression seems to be maxed out and the results are blocky and frankly lousy.
Sony HDRCX6 High Definition Memory Stick Camcorder
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- 1080i High Definition recording (AVCHD Format)
- Up to 2 hour 55min High Definition recording on removable Memory Stick (8GB, optional)
- Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T*
- ClearVid CMOS Sensor for optimum picture quality
- x.v.Colour mode for more vivid, lively and true colour
- Quick browsing with new intelligent search functions: Film Roll Index, Face Index, Highlight Index
- 6.1 Megapixel still image recording and 4.3 Megapixel Dual Rec while recording movies
- Super SteadyShot (Optical)
- 10x optical zoom / 20x digital zoom
- STAMINA up to 6 hours 10 min (with optional battery, LCD backlight off)
- 2.7″ Wide, “Clear photo LCD plus” screen with touch panel
- Dolby Digital 5.1ch Creator for Surround sound recording with built in microphone
- Smooth Slow Rec mode for advanced slow motion footage
- 2nd Start / Stop REC and zoom button on LCD frame
- Easy-to-use Home menu and Guide function
- HDMI output for HD ready TV
- Hi-speed USB 2.0 (output)
- Battery Info
- Auto Lens Cover
Stunning technology, easy, brilliant. I’ve watched in horror as flashcards have doubled in size and halved in price on a regular basis over the last few years. So it was quite far-sighted of me to consider buying this handycam. Preempting the day when 1tb flashcards are the norm and hard disks are a thing of the past, i acquired the hdr-cx6e from amazon 2 weeks ago. There are several aspects of this camera that i can recommend:the weight and balance of the device is just right for easy handling, no heavy and bulky hdd or dvd recording technology, just a sliver of plastic holding 4gb (supplied). The touch-screen is easy to use, of a high image quality and includes zoom and stop/start buttons for easy control. The options are broad and rich. The supplied battery is suggesting it will last 115 mins which exceeds my expectations. And at the highest quality setting i can get over 30 minutes of high definition footage on to the 4gb card which isn’t really a problem as it used to take me a month to fill a 1 hour dv tape. The bundled software is excellent and is now my default picture browser.
After carefully reading up on all the camcorders available and other customer reviews i opted for this model. After ordering it arrived next morning. Straight out the box put the memory card in and did some test shots indoor and outdoor. I then went to my playstaion 3 and played back on my 42 inch pioneer plasma and inserted the memory card , pressed play and wow . Went to my pc and installed the software provided. In a few minutes install completed successfully , transfered the footage into the sony motion browser without problems. I then copied the footage onto dvd in hd.
. Wowintro:this is sony’s latest hd camcorder. Instead of dv tape or hard drive, this model saves avchd video onto memory stick which is currently available up to 8gb. Build quality:this tiny little camcorder is the most high quality gadget i have ever seen. When you pick it up you just can’t put it down. . Gadget collectors will know what i mean here 🙂 there is not a single ounce of cheapness about this camera. The camcorder does not have a view finder but i can’t remember ever using the ones my other camcorders came with so this is not an issue for me. Included accessories:luckily here in the uk we get a 4gb memory stick with the camera. The american model (hdr-cx7) comes without any memory stick.
Sony HDRCX6 High Definition Memory Stick Camcorder : I bit the bullet after studying which hd camcorder would suit best. I have a vaio notebook and ps3 so it seemed a good idea to go for this cam. I have had several camcorders over the years,including the canon xl2. I thought nothing would surprise me,but i am overwhelmed by the high quality that this cam delivers. I have never witnessed such sharp and vibrant video. And the colours are the most natural i have ever seenbuy onethanks amazon for delivering the cam on time,but,as ever your ‘sub sellers’ have not delivered the accessories.