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Sony HDR-CX230/B Camcorder

8.9MP 1/5 178g CMOS Dec 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Poor expert reviews
Not robust
Inferior technical features
8 Reviews
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 383 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its camcorders. Sony also 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.

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this medium total megapixels video camera is 45%. Experts aren't convinced by this video camera.

Average Owner Reviews

This Sony video camera has an average owner rating of 67% based on 6 owner reviews. 67% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.


Design

Easy to Use

Two customers who reviewed this camcorder thought it was easy to use. Wadeinburg mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Software is easy to use and non-intrusive” .

Nice Design

One customer reckoned that this camcorder was good looking. Wadeinburg mentioned on Walmart.com “The zoom is pretty awesome”.

Good Product Quality

One person wrote that it was good quality. Bradkazooie mentioned “This camcorder has really good video quality and picks up sound quite well”.

Not Robust

Two customers said in their reviews that it was not well made. Three years ago Wadeinburg mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Get the warranty though, seems fragile”. Bradkazooie wrote on Walmart.com “The only problems that bug me, is the lack of features built in the camcorder.”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who purchased it reckoned that it was compact. Pcmag.com scored it 6 stars and said on expert website PC Mag “The Sony Handycam HDR-CX230 ($279.99 direct)%displayPrice% at %seller% is a no-frills camcorder that does its best to pack an impressive zoom lens and 1080p60 video recording into a compact package” in their Sony HDR-CX230/B review. Itreviews.com mentioned on IT Reviews.com “The Sony Handycam HDR-CX230 ($279.99 direct) is a no-frills camcorder that does its best to pack an impressive zoom lens and 1080p60 video recording into a compact package” in their review of this camcorder.

Average Weight

The Sony HDR-CX230/B has a pretty typical weight (178 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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27x 1.9 4 Zoom Lens

Five people concluded that the Sony HDR-CX230/B had a good zoom. Pc Mag wrote in their review of the Sony HDR-CX230/B on PC Mag “27x 1.9 4 zoom lens”.

No Touch Screen

One owner reckoned that this camcorder did not have a good screen. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “No touch screen”.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-CX230/B has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,800x. The Sony HDR-CX230/B has a fairly big digital zoom (320 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 27 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX230/B has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-CX230/B supports HDMI. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder also support HDMI.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HDR-CX230/B has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony HDR-CX230/B has a composite video out. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera also have a composite video out.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The HDR-CX230/B has a wind filter, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony HDR-CX230/B has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX230/B has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The HDR-CX230/B has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the HDR-CX230/B has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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White Balance

Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-CX230/B features onepush white balance, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The HDR-CX230/B features indoor white balance. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder also feature indoor white balance.

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Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDR-CX230/B features outdoor white balance, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-CX230/B has a face detection. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder also have a face detection.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDR-CX230/B has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony HDR-CX230/B has a batteries included. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and spec to 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 typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Features

Inferior Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that it did not have good features.


Power

Poor Battery Life

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was not quick to charge. Wadeinburg mentioned on Walmart.com “It really isn't hard to charge this camera” in their review of the Sony HDR-CX230/B.


Support

Manual Lens Cover

One owner wrote in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Pc Mag mentioned four years ago “Manual lens cover”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Image Sensor

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 medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrcx230b
Barcodes 00027242863613

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