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Sony HDR-CX210
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Sony HDR-CX210 Camcorder

5.3MP 1/5 227g CMOS Feb 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony has good camcorder reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

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Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 383 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its medium total megapixels camcorders range. 88% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

This medium total megapixels video camera was released in April 2017.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX210 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

Other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-R15.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 300 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX210 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the HDR-CX220 (320x), the HDR-PJ240 (320x), or the HDR-CX240 ($189) (320x) all from Sony.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 25 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX210 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

If you want a video camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX400E ($297.99) (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the video cameras that have been available for more than two years the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.7mm to 2,300mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 630mm. The HDR-CX210 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (1,080 millimeter) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 36 millimeters, the HDR-CX210 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder. Medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 1.8mm and 40mm.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The HDR-CX210 has a pretty typical weight (227 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-CX210 supports HDMI, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other camcorders which support HDMI currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX400E ($297.99).

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Has an S-Video in

The HDR-CX210 has an S-Video in, unlike most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have an S-Video in.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HDR-CX210 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HDR-CX210 has a composite video out, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Sony HDR-CX210 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

If you would prefer a video camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ530 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-CX210 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Other Features

Has a Night Mode

The HDR-CX210 has a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type do not have a night mode.

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Features Noise Reduction

The HDR-CX210 features noise reduction, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Auto Focus

The Sony HDR-CX210 features auto focus, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-CX210 features manual focus, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The HDR-CX210 is tripod mountable, as are most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The HDR-CX210 does not feature wi-Fi, unlike most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder which feature wi-Fi.

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White Balance

Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-CX210 features onepush white balance. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also feature onepush white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-CX210 features indoor white balance. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder also feature indoor white balance.

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Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDR-CX210 features outdoor white balance, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The HDR-CX210 features smile detection. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also feature smile detection.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX210 has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder is 0.29m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Sony HDR-CX210 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst camcorders of this age.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Sony HDR-CX210 has a wind filter, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-CX210 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX210 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony HDR-CX210 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in flash.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDR-CX210 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HDR-CX210 has a batteries included, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Video

Features Dual Shot (video & Photo)

The Sony HDR-CX210 features dual shot (video & photo), as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on camcorders of this age and type.

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Quite Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of video cameras of this type and age is 9 Mbit/s and the biggest is 50 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 24 megabits per second, the Sony HDR-CX210 has a quite small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Image Sensor

Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Sony HDR-CX210 has one of the lowest effective megapixels (image) (only 1.3 megapixels) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average effective megapixels (image) of video cameras of this age and type is 7.6MP, and the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.3MP to 21MP.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The HDR-CX210 has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie) (only 1.3 megapixels) amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.49MP to 9.9MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.6MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras of this spec and age.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HDR-CX210 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Features Back Light Compensation

The HDR-CX210 features back light compensation. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years also feature back light compensation.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

Camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder have minimum illuminations of between 0.3lx and 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 4.2lx. At 11 lux, the HDR-CX210 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony viprbhdrcx210blue, hdrcx210sl
Barcodes 00027242842151, 00027242842175, 00027242842199, 00027242842212, 00190341818287, 03610170779575, 03610170779636, 04905524855890, 04905524855944, 04905524855951, 04905524855968, 04905524856026, 04905524856088

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