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Sony HDR-CX570E
Sony HDR-CX570E
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Sony HDR-CX570E Camcorder

20.4MP 1/3 315g Jan 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good size
Good product quality
Average expert reviews

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Reviews

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,270 owner and expert reviews (including 352 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

This Sony camcorder received a score of 67 out of 100 from video camera expert review site lydogbillede.dk.


Other Features

Features Manual Focus

The HDR-CX570E features manual focus, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of camcorders of this age and spec is 11MP, and the effective megapixels (image) range from 2MP to 25MP. The HDR-CX570E has a fairly low effective megapixels (image) (only 5.02 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 1.1MP to 17MP. At only 5.02 megapixels, the HDR-CX570E has a quite low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3.91" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Still Image

6016 X 3384 Pixels Image Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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4512 X 3384 Still Image Resolution

The Sony HDR-CX570E supports a maximum still image resolution of 4512 x 3384. That's over seven times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. Video cameras of this age and spec still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 480 to 5472 x 3648.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-CX570E has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX570E has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HDR-CX570E has a batteries included. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony HDR-CX570E has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The HDR-CX570E has a built-in flash. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a built-in flash.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-CX570E has a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HDR-CX570E has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the HDR-CX730E, or the HDR-PJ580E both from Sony which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Sony FDR-AX1 ($4,399.99) (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-CX570E features smile detection, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-CX570E has a face detection. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have a face detection.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Five years ago Mark Langlay-Smith wrote “Its small and compact which makes it really easy to carry around yet still has an amazingly crisp clear HD picture quality”. Mark Langlay-Smith also mentioned “As well as excellent video the built in microphone records high quality 5.1 surround sound” in his review.

Easy to Use

One customer reckoned that the Sony HDR-CX570E was easy to use. Mark Langlay-Smith mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “It is really easy to use and not much effort or reading the manual was needed”.

Robust

One person reckoned that it was well made.

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Mark Langlay-Smith mentioned in his review of the Sony HDR-CX570E on Amazon “The camera has a USB cable neatly attached to the strap so plugging it straight into a computer is quick”.


White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDR-CX570E features outdoor white balance. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-CX570E features onepush white balance, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-CX570E features indoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also feature indoor white balance.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-CX570E is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E.

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HD-Ready

The Sony HDR-CX570E is HD-Ready. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also are HD-Ready.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony HDR-CX570E supports HDMI, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic HX-WA30, or the Canon Legria Mini X which has better reviews.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HDR-CX570E has a composite video out. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have a composite video out.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Sony HDR-CX570E has a DC-in jack. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-CX570E has a microphone in. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera also have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Sony HDR-CX570E has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HDR-CX570E does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-CX570E has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

Other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include the Panasonic HX-DC3 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 160 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX570E has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera. Across all the camcorders of this spec and age the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 170x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 160x (digital) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ580E, or the HDR-PJ650 ($1,393.21) both from Sony.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-W850 ($1,020.99) (1,500x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX570E has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

There are a number of other 12x (optical) video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ580E which has better reviews.

If this camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony FDR-AX1 ($4,399.99) (20x), or the Panasonic HC-W850 ($1,020.99) (20x) which is also higher rated.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer considered that it had a good screen. Mark Langlay-Smith said on Amazon “The camcorder has a very wide angle lens and a high resolution screen to view it on, as well as a mini HDMI slot to plug into televisions” in his review of this camcorder and scored this camcorder 8 stars.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed the Sony HDR-CX570E thought it had a good lens.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer concluded that it was easy to carry around.

Average Weight

The HDR-CX570E has a pretty typical weight (315 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the HDR-CX570E.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrcx570e, sonyhdrcx570eb
Barcodes 03610170847557, 04905524856811, 04905524856828
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