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Sony HDR-CX330
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Sony HDRCX330B Camcorder

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9.2MP 1/5.8 190g Apr 2014
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Sony HDR-CX330 Review
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21 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this Sony camcorder rated it as 89%.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony camcorders and also specifically for Sony medium sensor size camcorders and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX330, the HDR-CX330 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think the JVC GZ-VX715[plb_1286960_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-CX330 is Full HD, as are most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price], and the JVC GZ-VX715[plb_1286960_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony HDR-CX330 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

There are a number of other video cameras with an HDMI port currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price], or the JVC GZ-VX715[plb_1286960_price].

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX330 is 2x and the biggest is 1,800x. The HDR-CX330 has a fairly big digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This camcorder has an Optical image stabiliser, which is the most frequently found image stabiliser on similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium battery, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 9.2 megapixels, the Sony HDR-CX330 has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HDR-CX330. Medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-CX330 have megapixel counts of between 1.3MP and 16MP.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-CX330, the HDR-CX330 has a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price], and the JVC GZ-VX715[plb_1286960_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

Camcorders of this age and type have maximum aperture values of between 2.5 and 34. At 4, the Sony HDR-CX330 has a quite high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX330.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The HDR-CX330 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this age and type. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX330. The white balance modes "Indoor" and "Outdoor" are also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 26.8 millimeters, the HDR-CX330 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The average minimum focal length of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX330 is 29mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-CX330 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-CX330, the HDR-CX330 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-CX330 does not have a night mode. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX330 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HDR-CX330 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX330, the HDR-CX330 does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price].

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Sony HDR-CX330 is more than most medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX330

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the HDR-CX330.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX330 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDR-CX330.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Sony HDR-CX330 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-CX330.

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Average Weight

The Sony HDR-CX330 has a relatively standard weight (190 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX330.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (310g), or the JVC GZ-VX715[plb_1286960_price] (235g) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
Playback
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

13 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.In this ultra-modern age, where every mobile phone can record videos, the camcorders have been... Read more…

User Reviews

(959)
Reviewed 1 December 2015 by Bill

Left ear blew out after about 3 months. So much for paying more for higher quality...

Reviewed 23 November 2015 by Marvel
Marvel would recommend the Sony HDR-CX330 (Verified Purchase)

Super comfortable ear buds that actually STAY in your ear! Music sounds crispy, loud, and these are great for listening to much during workouts and anything else really...

Reviewed 23 November 2015 by Shopper
Shopper would recommend the Sony HDR-CX330 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this for my husband, i got mine last year and asked him if he wanted one.. he said no, well when he heard how well it works he always wanted to borrow it. So bought this for him for his... Read more…

Reviewed 7 March 2015 by LGP66

1st pair stopped working-traded in for 2nd pair they stopped working, rec'd 3rd pair as gift now they have stopped working - usually just one ear but this time both-not worth the $-used gently-did... Read more…

Reviewed 27 February 2015 by Tabilyni
(Verified Purchase)

3 pairs of these were gone through between Christmas and the beginning of February....THREE!!! Wouldn't have been an issue, but the cancellation of the geek squad protection on them, (Thanks... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242876927, 04905524968675, 04905524969368

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