Three Sony HDR-XR520 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was not cheap. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “Canon's LEGRIA HF S10 is currently too expensive.”. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Although its geotagging capabilities are mostly a novelty, its interface could use a complete overhaul and it's overpriced” in their Sony HDR-XR520 review nonetheless they scored the product 79 out of 100. Expert review site Digitalartsonline.co.uk gave the product a score of 3 stars and said in their review “It may be the most expensive camcorder in this test.”.
A number of Sony HDR-XR520 reviewers mentioned that the Sony HDR-XR520 was not good value for money. Expert website Stuff.tv said eight years ago “Pricey and far from compact.” in their review of the Sony HDR-XR520. Electronicsme.com wrote “Hefty price tag” in their review but they rated the product 68 out of 100.
One person reckoned that it was not a bargain for the price. Electronicsme.com wrote “Not cheap” in their review of the Sony HDR-XR520.