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Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD Camcorder

3.3MP 1/4 250g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good product quality
Good technical guidance
12 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Based on six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, macworld.co.uk, komputer.dk and CNET.com.au this Sony camcorder has an average expert rating of 80%.

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 56 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders. 100% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has a face detection. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have a face detection.

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Still Image

Only 2112 X 1584 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD supports a maximum still image resolution of 2112 x 1584. That's 34% less still image resolution than the most common still image resolution(s) of 2592 x 1944. This camcorder also supports a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200. The still image resolution of all video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera ranges from 640 x 360 to 6016 x 4016.

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Storage

Quite Small Flash Memory

When compared to other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD's flash memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the flash memory range from 4GB to 120GB.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder, the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD does not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder is 2.4MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of only 1.67 megapixels, the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has a fairly low effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

At only 1.49 megapixels, the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has a fairly low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder. Small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 4.5MP.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF M56 both from Canon.

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the XA10 (3.5" and higher rated), or the Legria HF G30 (3.5" and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in microphone.

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Camera

Features Progressive Scan

The HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD features progressive scan. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also feature progressive scan.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of 3 lux, the HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has one of the bigger minimum illuminations amongst camcorders of this age. The minimum illuminations of video cameras of this age and spec range from 0.05lx to 7lx.

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Design

Good Product Quality

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Expert review site Cnet.com.au mentioned “The plastic on the CX130 is well made and doesn't feel too cheap.”.

Robust

One owner concluded that it was well made.

Pleasing Design

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was well designed. Five years ago Cnet.com.au wrote “Pleasing design”. Cnet.com.au also said “There's no doubt that Sony is adept at launching products that are nicely designed and pleasing to the eye” in their review.

One person who bought the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD said that it was good looking. One customer concluded that it was smooth.

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Easy-to-Use Interface and Menus

Three people who bought it thought it was easy to use the menus. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of this camcorder on CNET.com.au “Easy-to-use interface and menus”. Andrewawilson wrote on Walmart.com six years ago “I miss having the "My Menu" page for quickly activating manual focus, manual exposure”. Andrewawilson also mentioned “The auto settings seem more accurate, so it's not that big of an issue” in their review.

One person mentioned that this camcorder was easy to use. John said in his Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD review “Very good easy to use very good Vid & Pictures”.

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White Balance

Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD features onepush white balance, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD features outdoor white balance. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD features indoor white balance. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also feature indoor white balance.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think the Legria HF M52, and the XM2 both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF G30 (400x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Legria HF R406 (32x), or the 800 (35x) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago also support HDMI.

Alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available which you might want to look at include the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF G10 both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Has an S-Video Out

The Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has an S-Video out, unlike most of the other video cameras of this age and type which do not have an S-Video out.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Legria HF M52, and the XM2 both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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30x Wide-Angle Lens

Two owners said in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Cnet.com.au said in their review of the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD on CNET.com.au “30x wide-angle lens”. Cnet.com.au also wrote “A wide-angle lens, built-in USB cable” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Andrewawilson wrote on Walmart.com “The wide angle to maximum zoom range is incredible” in their review of this camcorder. One person considered that it had a good autofocus.

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Weight & Dimensions

Nice Compact Design

One owner considered that it was compact. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD review five years ago “Nice compact design”. One person wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Expert review site Cnet.com.au mentioned “Still manages to remain lightweight and smooth” and gave this camcorder a rating of 7 stars.

Average Weight

At 250 grams, the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrcx130eb, ktcx130lsfdi
Barcodes 04905524766622, 08427247079217

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