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Sony HDR-CX570
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Sony HDR-CX570 Camcorder

5.43MP 1/3.91 315g Jan 2012
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- Full HD camcorder with very high image quality and versatile functions- Full HD 1920x1080 50p recording - Full HD recording at very high bit rate with 50p progressive shooting mode for highest... More
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Review - Sony HDR-CX570 [HD] - JJCPictures
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Test Video Sony Handycam HDR-CX570, Mykonos, Greece [HD]
Test Video Sony Handycam HDR-CX570, Mykonos, Greece, 2012

18 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Sony big sensor size video cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all camcorders manufactured by Sony.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX570, the Sony HDR-CX570 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the JVC GY-HM70, the Sony HDR-PJ760, or the Panasonic HC-V750.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Sony HDR-CX570 is Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider including the HDR-PJ650 ($1,393.21), or the HDR-PJ580 ($1,400.00) both from Sony or the Panasonic HX-WA3 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-CX570, the Sony HDR-CX570 has an HDMI port.

There are a number of other video cameras with an HDMI port currently available which you might also want to consider including the HDR-PJ650 ($1,393.21), or the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21) both from Sony or the Panasonic HC-V750 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX570 have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 160x. The Sony HDR-CX570 has one of the bigger digital zooms (160 times zoom factor) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

Alternative 160x (digital) video cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ580 ($1,400.00).

If this Sony video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the GZ-GX1 (200x), the GZ-VX815 (200x), or the GY-HM70 (200x) all from JVC which also has a higher rating.

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This video camera has an optical image stabiliser, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable type and age to 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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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-CX570 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera also support MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo and SD memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX570.

The worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium battery, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Sony HDR-CX570 is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. This video camera has a Snow scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-CX570. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Portrait", "Spotlight", "Sunrise", "Sunset" and "Twilight" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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6016 X 3384 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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4512 X 3384 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDR-CX570 is 4512 x 3384. That's over seven times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX570. Comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-CX570 still image resolutions range from 640 x 480 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-CX570 has a built-in display. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX570 also have a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ650 ($1,393.21), or the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21) both from Sony or the Panasonic HC-V750.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The HDR-CX570 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that came out more than two years ago. This Sony video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-CX570.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

Across all the similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 11. At only 1.8, the Sony HDR-CX570 has a quite low minimum aperture compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-CX570.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Four Cables Included

The HDR-CX570 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of this type and age. This Sony video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX570. The cables included "AC", "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Small

The smallest comparable spec camcorder that is a similar age to the HDR-CX570 is 22mm high and the biggest is 240mm. The HDR-CX570 is fairly small (only 54.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including Lydogbilde.no and lydogbillede.dk have rated this video camera on average 67 out of 100.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX570 do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-CX570 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the NEX-VG20 ($106.99), the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21), or the NEX-VG30 all from Sony is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony HDR-CX570 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-CX570 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the HX-DC1 ($132.00), the HC-V707, or the HC-X920 ($649.00) all from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-CX570 does not have a night mode. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think the Sharp HC-W850 is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-CX570 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age are also not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-WA30, or the JVC GZ-R15 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the HDR-CX570 does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector which you might also want to look at including the HDR-PJ580 ($1,400.00), the HDR-PJ760, or the HDR-PJ650 ($1,393.21) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 5.02 megapixels, the HDR-CX570 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX570. Comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX570 have megapixel counts of between 2MP and 17MP.

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Quite Low Movie Megapixel Count

The lowest movie megapixel count of similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1.1MP and the highest is 17MP. With a movie megapixel count of only 5.02 megapixels, the HDR-CX570 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX570

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-CX570 over five years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the HDR-CX570 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-CX570.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ580 ($1,400.00).

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to consider the NEX-EA50 ($2,194.35) (3.5"), or the FDR-AX1 ($4,564.04) (3.5") both from Sony or the Panasonic HC-X929 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 315 grams, the Sony HDR-CX570 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HDR-CX570 has a fairly average optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12x (optical) camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-DC10, or the Sony HDR-PJ580 ($1,400.00).

If this Sony camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HC-V750 (20x), or the HC-W850 ($629.00) (20x) both from Panasonic or the Sony FDR-AX1 ($4,564.04) (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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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
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
S-Video in Port
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features
Night Mode
Interface
Aperture Range
Extra/Smart Zoom

Expert Reviews

(3)
24 July 2012

Sony-kameraet har den bedste vidvinkel i denne test, noget som man sætter pris på i trange miljøer. Billedkvaliteten er høj under normale lysforhold, men i mørke omgivelser bliver der ret...

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2 May 2012

Wie schon in den Vorjahren empfiehlt sich die Sony-Mittelklasse in erster Linie für Filmer ohne Vorlieben für manuelle Eingriffe. Im Gegenzug dürfen sich diese auch wieder auf die gut...

11 July 2012

Sony-kameraet har den beste vidvinkelen i denne testen, noe som blir satt pris på i trange miljøer. Bildekvaliteten er høy under normale lyssituasjoner, men i mørke sammenheng blir det ganske...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cx570e, hdrcx570, hdrcx570e, hdrcx570eb, sony hdrcx570, sony hdrcx570e, sonyhdrcx570eb
Barcodes 03610170847557, 04905524856811, 04905524856828, 05053313417169
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