Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V Review

REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • 1920 x 1080 high-definition video resolution
  • MPEG4 AVC/H.264 high-definition formats
  • Back-illuminated EXMOR R CMOS sensor
  • 12-megapixel still photo resolution
  • 240GB built-in hard drive storage
  • Memory Stick Pro Duo and SD/SDHC class media compatible
  • 3.5-inch Xtra Fine TruBlack LCD fold-out display
  • Dolby Digital sound recording
  • Wide-angle G lens
  • 10x optical zoom
  • Optical Steady Shot/Shake Canceling in video and still modes
  • HDMI/HDTV-compatible playback
  • Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver
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  • Final Grade: 87 4.35 Star Rating: Recommended

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Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V
Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V
By , Last updated on: 2/24/2017

New for 2010, the HDR-XR550V is a high-definition camcorder from Sony that packs a punch with a whopping 240GB of built-in storage. This camera not only boasts impressive video recording specs, with 1920 x 1080 full high-def resolution, Shake Canceling, and 1080/60p playback via HDMI. It also doubles as a pretty impressive still camera, too, offering 12 full megapixels of resolution. It's even got a dual mode so you can do both at once. Sony pulled out the stops on this model, loading it with everything from a built-in GPS receiver to a 3.5-inch super-fine LCD, to Dolby Digital sound and a wide-angle G lens. Unless you need the hard-drive storage, we recommend looking at the cheaper CX550, which uses flash and is smaller to boot.

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