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48

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX230/B

A fully featured 8.9 megapixel 1 video camera
8.9MP 1/5.8" 178g CMOS Dec 2013
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Sony HDR-CX230/B Review

With average features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX230/B number 260 across all camcorders.
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has below average expert reviews and average user reviews with 67% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Features outdoor white balance
Has a face detection
Quite low display resolution (numeric)

Sony HDR-CX230/B In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this Sony camcorder is 45 out of 100. This puts this Sony video camera in the bottom 4% of all the latest comparable spec video cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Average User Reviews

On average, HDR-CX230/B owners rated this camcorder 67%. 67% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Good Brand

We checked 5,361 user and expert reviews (including 861 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings 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.


Features

Features Outdoor White Balance

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

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-CX230/B has a face detection, as do most of the other new similar spec video cameras.

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Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-CX230/B features onepush white balance. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also feature onepush white balance.

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Has a Wind Filter

The HDR-CX230/B has a wind filter. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also have a wind filter.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The HDR-CX230/B has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other new video cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 178 grams, the Sony HDR-CX230/B has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-CX230/B has a fairly average digital zoom (320 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other latest similar spec video cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 27 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX230/B has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Supports HDMI

The HDR-CX230/B supports HDMI. Most of the other new medium total megapixels camcorders 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 recently released medium total megapixels camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the HDR-CX230/B has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-CX230/B features indoor white balance, as do most of the other recently released similar spec video cameras.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The HDR-CX230/B has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec video cameras. Similar age medium total megapixels camcorders have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 1,200,000 pixels.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HDR-CX230/B has a composite video out. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a composite video out.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX230/B has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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8.9 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is an 8.9 megapixels sensor video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX230/B has a built-in microphone. Most of the other recently released video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HDR-CX230/B has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony HDR-CX230/B has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-CX230/B has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was December 2013 when Sony released the HDR-CX230/B.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrcx230b

Barcodes:

00027242863613

Sony HDR-CX230/B Review Sources

To prepare this Sony HDR-CX230/B review we compared this camcorder to 100 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,513 product attributes, 27,316 camcorder reviews and 1,472,200 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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