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Sony HDR-CX330
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Sony HDRCX330B Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5.8 190g CMOS Apr 2014
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User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 984 user reviews this Sony video camera has an overall user rating of 89%.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony camcorders and also specifically for Sony medium sensor size video cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-CX330 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX330.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price], the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price] all from Sony is also worth considering.

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Full HD

The HDR-CX330 is Full HD, as are most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to look at including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price], or the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price] both from Sony.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-CX330, the HDR-CX330 has an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price].

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price], or the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price] both from Sony.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 350 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-CX330 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX330. The average digital zoom of camcorders of this spec and age is 180x.

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This camcorder has an Optical image stabiliser, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age. 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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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium battery, which is the most frequently found battery on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-CX330 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price].

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in display to this video camera and we think the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price], or the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Across all the video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-CX330 the megapixel counts range from 1.3MP to 16MP, and the average megapixel count is 6.3MP. With a megapixel count of 9.2 megapixels, the HDR-CX330 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of 4, the HDR-CX330 has a fairly high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX330. Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX330 the maximum aperture values range from 1.8 to 34.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The Sony HDR-CX330 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it. This Sony video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of this age and spec. The white balance modes "Indoor" and "Outdoor" are also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The bitrates at maximum video resolution of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-CX330 range from 9 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 28 Mbit/s. The HDR-CX330 has a fairly big bitrate at maximum video resolution (28 megabits per second) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HDR-CX330.

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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 commonly found maximum video resolution on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 26.8 millimeters, the Sony HDR-CX330 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length of similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago is 30mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 1.8mm to 44mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-CX330 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX330 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-CX330 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-CX330 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the HDR-CX330 does not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX330, the Sony HDR-CX330 does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to consider including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-CX330 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX330 are also not waterproof.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The HDR-CX330 has a greater number of included cables than most medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-CX330. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX330

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX330 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX330.

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Average Screen Size

The HDR-CX330 has a relatively average screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX330.

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Average Weight

At 190 grams, the HDR-CX330 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX330.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (310g) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Self-Timer Delay
Camera Playback
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Modes
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
Lens Cover Included
Self-Timer

Expert Reviews

13 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.In this ultra-modern age, where every mobile phone can record videos, the camcorders have been... Read more…

User Reviews

(941)
Reviewed 23 November 2015 by Marvel
Marvel would recommend the Sony HDR-CX330 (Verified Purchase)

Super comfortable ear buds that actually STAY in your ear! Music sounds crispy, loud, and these are great for listening to much during workouts and anything else really...

Reviewed 7 March 2015 by LGP66

1st pair stopped working-traded in for 2nd pair they stopped working, rec'd 3rd pair as gift now they have stopped working - usually just one ear but this time both-not worth the $-used gently-did... Read more…

Reviewed 4 March 2015 by Reece
(Verified Purchase)

This is my 3rd pair! In less than a year. Don't waist your money...

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Tabilyni
(Verified Purchase)

We went through 3 pair in the month since Christmas, Apple stopped allowing Best Buy to offer their protection plans on these, so not worth the investment. One earbud always quit working....sound... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Mudhose
Mudhose would recommend the Sony HDR-CX330 (Verified Purchase)

I bought these for my wife to use at the gym and she loves them...

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242876927, 04905524968675, 04905524969368

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