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Sony HDRCX625B Camcorder

£369.00
2.29MP 1/5 360g Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good quality lens
Good size
Nice design
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Design

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 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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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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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 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.


Features

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.


Reviews

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,268 expert and owner reviews (including 23 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its camcorders. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range. 100% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

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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”.

Not Cheap

The price range of camcorders of a comparable spec and age is from £30 to £897. We think that this small total megapixels video camera looks expensive compared to other camcorders of a comparable spec and age.


Smart TV

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.


Weight & Dimensions

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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Average Weight

At 360 grams, the HDR-CX625B has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-W570 (£308) (266g and higher rated); or the Zoom Q8 (£319) (260g and cheaper).

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera was released in January 2016.


Video

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

Small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera have maximum frame rates of between 35fps and 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 48fps. With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the HDR-CX625B has a fairly fast maximum frame rate compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX625B is Full HD, as are most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to look at including the Zoom Q8 (£319) which is cheaper; or the Panasonic HC-W570 (£308) which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

At 50 megabits per second, the Sony HDR-CX625B has a quite big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera. The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder is 24 Mbit/s, the biggest is 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 35 Mbit/s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Audio

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 a Wind Filter

The Sony HDR-CX625B has a wind filter. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-CX625B has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX625B has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-CX625B has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Panasonic HC-W570 (£308) which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony HDR-CX625B has a fairly average digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-CX625B has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 26.8 millimeters, the HDR-CX625B has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder. Across all the video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 26mm to 33mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The HDR-CX625B has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers (only 4) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Video cameras of this age and type have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 16, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.9.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HDR-CX625B has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen size camcorders currently available including because of its better review score, the Panasonic HC-W570 (£308).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The HDR-CX625B has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Sony HDR-CX625B has a touchscreen, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-CX625B supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

We compared all the other video cameras which support HDMI to this camcorder and we think a cheaper camcorder such as the Zoom Q8 (£319) or you might consider a higher rated camcorder such as the Panasonic HC-W570 (£308) are also worth considering.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HDR-CX625B has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HDR-CX625B has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-CX625B features outdoor white balance. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The HDR-CX625B features indoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also feature indoor white balance.

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Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-CX625B features onepush white balance, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Focusing

Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

The HDR-CX625B has an auto Focus (AF) lock, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-CX625B features smile detection, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-CX625B has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The Sony HDR-CX625B features back light compensation, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Remotely Operated

The HDR-CX625B has a remotely operated, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-CX625B supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-CX625B features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

At 2.29 megapixels, the HDR-CX625B has a quite high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera. Small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera have effective megapixels (movie) of between 2MP and 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 2.3MP.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of 2.29 megapixels, the HDR-CX625B has one of the higher effective megapixels (image) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.6MP and 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.1MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2.29 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.29 megapixels sensor video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony 4548736021204, sony hdrcx625bceh, sony hdrcx625bcen
Barcodes 04548736021181, 04548736021204

Sony HDR-CX625B Review Sources

To prepare this Sony HDR-CX625B review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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