Some Sony HDR-XR520 owners thought it was not cheap. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Canon's LEGRIA HF S10 is currently too expensive.”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “Although its geotagging capabilities are mostly a novelty, its interface could use a complete overhaul and it's overpriced”. Expert website Digitalartsonline.co.uk mentioned in their Sony HDR-XR520 review “It may be the most expensive camcorder in this test.” .
Some customers agreed that the Sony HDR-XR520 was not good value for money. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “Pricey and far from compact.” in their review of this camcorder. Electronicsme.com mentioned in their review “Hefty price tag”.
One person said in their reviews that this camcorder was not a bargain for the price. Electronicsme.com mentioned “Not cheap” .