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Sony HDR-CX625B Camcorder

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2.29MP 1/5.8 360g CMOS Jan 2016
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29 Reasons For

Good Quality Lens

A few people concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Ambienthighway said on Amazon in August this year “A definite advantage is the stabilisation option mode available when filming in the high quality mode”. This month Ginger wrote on Amazon “An amazing self stabiliser, (great for shaky hands)”. In August this year South Londoner wrote on Amazon “The image stabiliser is incredibly useful - the lense is motorised”.

A few people agreed that it had a good zoom. Paul Mcnamee mentioned on Amazon this year “Great zoom with a fantastic clear image” in his Sony HDR-CX625B review and scored the product 99 out of 100. Peter Piper gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “One great feature of the zoom is that zooming is silent, which is golden” in his review. Peter Piper also said “Another great feature of the zoom on this camera is that the microphone zooms too”.

One person said in their reviews that this camcorders had a good lens. Blackcatlover wrote a few weeks ago “The 30X zoom lens means superb images can still be captured from a good distance away” in their review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Size

A number of Sony HDR-CX625B owners mentioned in their reviews that this camcorders was compact. Ambienthighway gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “The Sony HDR-CX625 Full HD Compact Camcorder (5-Axis Balanced Optical SteadyShot, 30x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi”. Blackcatlover rated the product 99 out of 100 and said “So compact - and it delivers excellent performance”. Blackcatlover also wrote “It's really compact”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. One person who purchased this camcorders reckoned that it was a good body shape. Mac Fionn mentioned in his review of the Sony HDR-CX625B on Amazon “The whole body buttons and doors seem flimsy”.

One Sony HDR-CX625B reviewer who reviewed the Sony HDR-CX625B thought it was heavy and bulky. Paul Mcnamee rated the Sony HDR-CX625B 99 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Not too bulky or big so that is annoying to carry around” in his Sony HDR-CX625B review.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people who purchased the product mentioned that it was good quality. Ambienthighway gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Sony HDR-CX625B on Amazon “See [.] The camera is of a quality and durable build”. Ambienthighway also said “A definite advantage is the stabilisation option mode available when filming in the high quality mode”. Ginger and she said in her review of the Sony HDR-CX625B “When taking a high quality picture or video is as simple as pulling out your mobile phone”.

Easy to Use

Some people reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Ginger said on Amazon “It's incredibly comfortable to hold” in her review. South Londoner rated it 99 out of 100 and said on Amazon in August “It's very light and comfortable to hold Easy to operate - one button to start/stop recording”.

Some Sony HDR-CX625B owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. This year Ambienthighway wrote on Amazon “It firmly puts the amateur enthusiast that has competent ability in control of what the end result will be” in their review of this camcorders. Blackcatlover wrote on Amazon “It's stylish, smart, compact, easy to use, produces great results” in their review.

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Nice Design

Several Sony HDR-CX625B owners who bought it thought it was good looking. Blackcatlover said this month “It's stylish, smart, compact, easy to use, produces great results” in their review of the Sony HDR-CX625B and gave it a score of 5 stars. Mac Fionn wrote in his review of this camcorders on Amazon this year “It is pretty long”. In August this year Paul Mcnamee wrote “Looks modern and stylish” and scored the Sony HDR-CX625B 5 stars.

A number of Sony HDR-CX625B reviewers considered that this camcorders was neat. Peter Piper scored the Sony HDR-CX625B 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this camcorders “Which neatly brings me onto the subject of”.

One customer who bought the Sony HDR-CX625B said that it was ergonomic. Peter Piper rated it 4 stars and he mentioned in his review of this camcorders “Zooming is via a rocker-switch, which is allegedly ergonomically positioned on top of the camera.”.

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Good Technical Features

Some people who reviewed this camcorders reckoned that it had good features. This month Blackcatlover gave the product a score of 99 out of 100 and said in their review of the Sony HDR-CX625B “It has other great features too - the self-stabiliser means it delivers stable images even if your hand is moving, or trembling slightly”. Ginger wrote in her review of this camcorders on Amazon “The tables have turned as this device offers some amazing features”. Peter Piper mentioned in his review of the Sony HDR-CX625B “Once they realised that the boss was more interested in features that quality of the recorded image, they set to with gleeful abandon” and gave this camcorders a rating of 4 stars.

Best Seller

The HDR-CX625B is one the most popular camcorder currently available for purchase.

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony is one of the superior camcorder manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its small total megapixels video cameras.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some people considered that this camcorders had a good screen. In August this year Ambienthighway mentioned on Amazon “The ability to watch is being recorded on the display screen is a bonus”. In the same month Ginger scored it 5 stars and she wrote in her Sony HDR-CX625B review “It's incredibly comfortable to hold and offers a full HD Touch display that can be turned to face the lens”. Leaving the Room... Mic Drop wrote this month “The screen looked good and crisp” in their Sony HDR-CX625B review and scored it 80 out of 100.

Robust

A number of people who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Ginger mentioned in August this year “An amazing self stabiliser, (great for shaky hands) and a built in surround sound microphone, I couldn't help” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100. Leaving the Room... Mic Drop wrote in their Sony HDR-CX625B review on Amazon “First impressions are that this looks well made and is way smaller than I thought it would be for all the functions it can perform” and scored it 4 stars. Leaving the Room... Mic Drop also mentioned “The body of the camera is well made and it's very light weight when you hold it”.

One Sony HDR-CX625B reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was strong and durable. In August this year Ambienthighway mentioned on Amazon “See [.] The camera is of a quality and durable build” in their review of the Sony HDR-CX625B and gave the Sony HDR-CX625B a score of 4 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Sony HDR-CX625B reviewers agreed that the Sony HDR-CX625B was good value for money. A few weeks ago Blackcatlover said in their review of the Sony HDR-CX625B “As many major companies are no longer investing in this technology, this is just about the best available at this price”. Ginger scored the product 5 stars and she wrote this month “Overall the Sony HDR-CX625 Full HD Compact Camcorder is a great device for its price and perfect for those who don't wish to pay for a 4K device just yet”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased this camcorders wrote that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Ginger gave the product a score of 99 out of 100 and she said this year “Connectivity - connecting this camcorder to a TV is extremely easy, simply use the HDMI port to view your photos” in her Sony HDR-CX625B review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony HDR-CX625B owner who reviewed the Sony HDR-CX625B considered that it was quiet. This month Peter Piper said in his Sony HDR-CX625B review on Amazon “One great feature of the zoom is that zooming is silent, which is golden”.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX625B has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other latest similar spec camcorders.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HDR-CX625B has an HDMI. Most of the other latest small total megapixels video cameras also have an HDMI.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-CX625B has a built-in display. Most of the other new small total megapixels video cameras also have a built-in display.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium battery technology, which is the most commonly found battery technology on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Sony HDR-CX625B has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst camcorders of this age. The average closest focusing distance of small total megapixels video cameras that were launched in the last year is 0.049m.

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Features an Spot Light Metering

The Sony HDR-CX625B has a greater number of light metering types than most similar spec camcorders that have been available for the last year. The most commonly featured light metering is Evaluative (Multi-pattern), but this light metering is not featured on this video camera. The light meterings Spot are also featured on this Sony camcorder.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

The HDR-CX625B has a 1080p supported video modes which is better than the 720p supported video modes found on most new small total megapixels video cameras.

This video camera's video mode (1080p) is actually the best video mode amongst all similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX625B.

A 720p supported video modes is the worst video mode across similar types of video camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Recently released small total megapixels video cameras have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230,000 pixels and 930,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 360,000 pixels. At 460,800 pixels, the Sony HDR-CX625B has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other newly released small total megapixels video cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony HDR-CX625B supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most newly released comparable spec video cameras support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this Sony video camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all small total megapixels video cameras that were launched in the last year.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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MS Micro (M2) Compatible Memory Cards

MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards

The Sony HDR-CX625B supports a better memory card type than most similar spec video cameras that have been available for the last year. This Sony camcorder supports an MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards, whereas most camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera support MicroSD (TransFlash) and MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC compatible memory cardss. The worst memory card type of all comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX625B is Not supported and the best is SDXC.

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

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Very High Effective Megapixels (movie)

When compared to other new small total megapixels video cameras that we have assessed, the effective megapixels (movie) of the Sony HDR-CX625B of 2.29 megapixels is one of the highest. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-CX625B is 2MP, the highest is 2.3MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 2.1MP.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The HDR-CX625B has a greater number of included cables than most similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this Sony video camera. The cables includeds HDMI and Micro-USB are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

Comparable spec video cameras that came out in the last year have effective megapixels (image)s of between 1.6MP and 2.3MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of 2.29 megapixels, the HDR-CX625B has one of the highest effective megapixels (image)s amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Recently released video cameras have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 26mm and 33mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm. The HDR-CX625B has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 26.8 millimeters) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Has Three White Balances

The HDR-CX625B has a greater number of white balance modes than most latest similar spec video cameras. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on small total megapixels video cameras that were released in the last year. The white balances "Indoor" and "Outdoor" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 4032 x 2272| 3024 x 2272| 1920 x 1080| 640 x 480, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution(s) on similar spec camcorders that have been available for the last year.

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13 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £76.00

The HDR-CX625B has increased in price by £76.00 in the last 34 days.

Not Full HD

The Sony HDR-CX625B is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX625B are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most new small total megapixels video cameras do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-CX625B is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Pricey

After checking the price of similar spec camcorders that were launched in the last year they range in price from £96 to £390. We think that this video camera looks expensive compared to other similar spec camcorders that were launched in the last year.

Quite Small Optical Zoom

Small total megapixels video cameras that came out in the last 12 months have optical zooms of between 20x and 50x. With an optical zoom of only 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX625B has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Not 3D

Most small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX625B are not 3D. The Sony HDR-CX625B is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other recently released video cameras, the Sony HDR-CX625B does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HDR-CX625B is not waterproof. Most of the other new small total megapixels video cameras are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Sony HDR-CX625B does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released in the last year also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The HDR-CX625B has a greater number of audio formats than most video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds LC-AAC and MP4 are also supported by this Sony camcorder.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

At only 980 milliamperes * hour, the HDR-CX625B has a quite low battery capacity compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out in the last year. Recently released camcorders have battery capacitys of between 980mAh and 2,800mAh.

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Only Has One Capture Modes

The Sony HDR-CX625B has a greater number of capture mode than most recently released video cameras. The most frequently found capture modes is EP, but this capture modes is not found on this Sony camcorder. The capture modess FH are also found on this video camera.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

At 3 lux, the HDR-CX625B has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other latest small total megapixels video cameras. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-CX625B the minimum illuminations range from 0.4lx to 4lx.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX625B

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the HDR-CX625B.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that were released in the last year.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HDR-CX625B has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX625B.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX625B has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other new comparable spec camcorders.

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Average Weight

At 360 grams, the Sony HDR-CX625B has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on recently released small total megapixels video cameras.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HDR-CX625B is 1/5.8". That's 17% less optical sensor size than a 1/4.85" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

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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
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
Light Metering
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Shooting Modes
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Self-Timer Delay
Smartphone Remote Support
Remotely Operated
Camera Playback
Image Quality Adjustment
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
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Headphone Outputs
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Technical Details
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrcx625, sony hdrcx625b, sony hdrcx625bc, sony hdrcx625bce, sony hdrcx625bceh, sony hdrcx625bcen, sony 4548736021204
Barcodes 04548736021181, 04548736021204

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