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Sony HDR-CX570
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Sony HDR-CX570 Camcorder

5.43MP 1/3.91 315g Jan 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
- Full HD camcorder with very high image quality and versatile functions- Full HD 1920x1080 50p recording - Full HD recording at very high bit rate with 50p progressive shooting mode for highest... More
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24 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-CX570, the Sony HDR-CX570 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Sony HDR-GW66VE[plb_1550614_price], or the Samsung HMX-QF20[plb_1387760_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the HDR-CX570 is Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Rollei Movieline Live 100[plb_1670928_price], or the Toshiba Camileo BW10[plb_1432168_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-CX570 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX570 also have an HDMI port.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Olympus LS-20M[plb_1691558_price], and the Toshiba Camileo X150[plb_1474876_price] is also worth considering.

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1/3.91" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Sony HDR-CX570 is 1/3.91". That's 48% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The worst optical sensor size of all medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX570 is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/3".

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This camcorder has an optical image stabiliser, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 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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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-CX570 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most camcorders of this age and spec. Most video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support an SD memory card. This Sony video camera also support MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo and SDHC memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-CX570.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium battery, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The HDR-CX570 has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This video camera has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX570. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Snow", "Spotlight", "Sunrise", "Sunset" and "Twilight" are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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4512 X 3384 Still Image Resolution

The Sony HDR-CX570 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4512 x 3384. That's 84% more still image resolution than a 3840 x 2160 camcorder, which is the most common still image resolution supported by camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-CX570. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 640 x 360 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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6016 X 3384 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The HDR-CX570 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels. That's over ten times the maximum image resolution of a 1600 x 1200 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. The maximum image resolution of all video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX570 ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 6592 x 3712 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

At 921,000 pixels, the Sony HDR-CX570 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDR-CX570. Across all the similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions range from 96,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the Sony HDR-CX570 has a built-in display.

Other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to consider include the HMX-R10[pl_2479666_price], or the QF20[pl_2140623_price] both from Samsung or the Sony HDR-CX240[plb_2109552_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG2|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The HDR-CX570 has a greater number of white balance modes than most medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX570.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Four Cables Included

The Sony HDR-CX570 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders that have been available for more than two years. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX570. The cables included "AC", "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this Sony 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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on video cameras of this age and type.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Small

The average height of medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX570 is 79mm. The HDR-CX570 is one of the smaller similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX570 (only 54.5 millimeters) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Lydogbilde.no and lydogbillede.dk the average expert rating of this Sony video camera is 67%.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-CX570 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-CX570 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens which you might also want to look at including the HS900[pl_1047313_price], or the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price] both from Panasonic or the CamOne Fly Cam One[plb_2481410_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX570 range from 1x to 60x. The Sony HDR-CX570 has a quite small optical zoom (only 12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 12x (optical) video cameras and we think the Sony HDR-PJ50[plb_80442_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the GZ-V515[pl_1286959_price] (18x and higher rated), or the GZ-VX715[pl_1286960_price] (18x and higher rated) both from JVC or the Samsung HMX-QF20[plb_1387760_price] (20x and higher rated).

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Heavy

At 315 grams, the HDR-CX570 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The weights of medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX570 range from 76g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony HDR-CX570 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price], or the HDC-Z10000E[pl_1670403_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX570, the HDR-CX570 does not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a night mode that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic HDC-SD90[plb_1121383_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX570 do not have a built-in projector. The HDR-CX570 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector which you might want to consider including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-CX570 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-CX570 are also not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 20 Extra/Smart Zooms

The Sony HDR-CX570 is a 20 times zoom factor Extra/Smart zoom camcorder. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX570 have between 17 and 54 Extra/Smart zooms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX570

Released Over Five Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the HDR-CX570 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX570.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3" screen size camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price], and the HDR-PJ260V[pl_363188_price] both from Sony or the Samsung HMX-H304[plb_140536_price] is also worth considering.

If this video camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HDC-Z10000[pl_1312813_price] (3.48" and higher rated), or the HDC-Z10000E[pl_1670403_price] (3.48" and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Canon Legria HF S30[plb_1125145_price] (3.5" and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 160 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-CX570 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 160x (digital) video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ50[plb_80442_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the GZ-V515[pl_1286959_price] (200x), or the GZ-VX715[pl_1286960_price] (200x) both from JVC or the Canon Legria HF S30[plb_1125145_price] (200x) 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
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
S-Video in
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Interface
Aperture Range (F-F)
Backlight
Extra/Smart Zoom
Integrated USB Cable

Expert Reviews

(3)
24 July 2012

Sony-kameraet har den bedste vidvinkel i denne test, noget som man sætter pris på i trange miljøer. Billedkvaliteten er høj under normale lysforhold, men i mørke omgivelser bliver der ret...

Ekstra vidvinkel
Mulighed for optagelse i standardvideo
Mulighet for spille inn standardvideo
Sm menuerikoner
Sm menyerikoner
2 May 2012

Wie schon in den Vorjahren empfiehlt sich die Sony-Mittelklasse in erster Linie für Filmer ohne Vorlieben für manuelle Eingriffe. Im Gegenzug dürfen sich diese auch wieder auf die gut...

11 July 2012

Sony-kameraet har den beste vidvinkelen i denne testen, noe som blir satt pris på i trange miljøer. Bildekvaliteten er høy under normale lyssituasjoner, men i mørke sammenheng blir det ganske...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cx570e, hdrcx570, hdrcx570e, hdrcx570eb, sony hdrcx570, sony hdrcx570e, sonyhdrcx570eb
Barcodes 03610170847557, 04905524856811, 04905524856828
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