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Sony HDR-CX210 Camcorder

5.3MP 1/5 227g Feb 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony has good camcorder reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Full HD
14 Reviews

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Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 4,268 expert and owner reviews (including 409 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 for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-CX210 in February 2012.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX210 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony HDR-CX210 has a fairly average digital zoom (300 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the HDR-CX220 (£129.99) (320x), the HDR-PJ240 (£399.99) (320x), or the HDR-CX240 (320x) all from Sony.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX210 has a fairly standard optical zoom (25 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

If you would prefer a video camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX400E (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 1,080 millimeter, the Sony HDR-CX210 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 2.7mm to 2,300mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 690mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The HDR-CX210 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (36 millimeters) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras of this spec and age is 26mm.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 227 grams, the HDR-CX210 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony HDR-CX210 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder also support HDMI.

It may also be worth considering one of the other camcorders which support HDMI currently available including because of its better review score, the Sony HDR-CX330.

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Has an S-Video in

The HDR-CX210 has an S-Video in, unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and type which do not have an S-Video in.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HDR-CX210 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HDR-CX210 has a composite video out, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-CX210 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera also are Full HD.

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Features Dual Shot (video & Photo)

The HDR-CX210 features dual shot (video & photo), as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years have bitrate at maximum video resolutions of between 9 Mbit/s and 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 31 Mbit/s. At only 24 megabits per second, the HDR-CX210 has a quite small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this 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 typical of many camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The HDR-CX210 has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this Sony camcorder display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ530 (£429) (3" and higher rated).

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Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-CX210 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Other Features

Has a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-CX210 has a night mode, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age do not have a night mode.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony HDR-CX210 features noise reduction. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature noise reduction.

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Features Auto Focus

The HDR-CX210 features auto focus, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-CX210 features manual focus, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The HDR-CX210 does not feature wi-Fi, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDR-CX210 features outdoor white balance. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-CX210 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-CX210 features onepush white balance. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also feature onepush white balance.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The Sony HDR-CX210 is tripod mountable, as are most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-CX210 features smile detection. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also feature smile detection.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX210 has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Sony HDR-CX210 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder. The smallest closest focusing distance of similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 0.01m, the biggest is 1.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.27m.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony HDR-CX210 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The HDR-CX210 has a wind filter, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-CX210 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX210 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDR-CX210 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony HDR-CX210 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The Sony HDR-CX210 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Features Progressive Scan

The HDR-CX210 features progressive scan, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Features Back Light Compensation

The HDR-CX210 features back light compensation. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera also feature back light compensation.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera is 4.2lx. With a minimum illumination of 11 lux, the HDR-CX210 has one of the bigger minimum illuminations amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Image Sensor

Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.3MP to 21MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of only 1.3 megapixels, the HDR-CX210 has a very low effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras of this age and spec is 0.49MP, the highest is 10MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 1.3 megapixels, the Sony HDR-CX210 has a quite low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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5.3 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 5.3 megapixels sensor video camera.

If this video camera total megapixels is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Polaroid POLC3 (£64) (6MP and higher rated), the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,198.80) (6.59MP and higher rated), or the Samsung HMX-U20 (7.8MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony viprbhdrcx210blue, hdrcx210sl
Barcodes 00027242842151, 00027242842175, 00027242842199, 00027242842212, 00190341818287, 03610170779575, 03610170779636, 04905524855890, 04905524855944, 04905524855951, 04905524855968, 04905524856026, 04905524856088

Sony HDR-CX210 Review Sources

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