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Sony HDRCX115EB High Definition Handycam Camcorder - Black

by Sony

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  • Full HD video recording
  • Up to 3.1 Megapixel still photo
  • Shoot crisp still images on memory card, even while recording video simultaneously
  • Face Detection for beautiful portraits
  • Smile Shutter for happy still portraits
  • 5.1 surround sound

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Product details

Colour Name: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 5 x 5.6 cm ; 209 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Item model number: HDRCX115EB.CEH
  • ASIN: B0031U1AJ6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Jan 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,591 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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112 of 113 people found the following review helpful By Dr. D. M. Hunt on 24 Nov 2010
Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this for the car - after a couple of years of using a pair of Oregon Scientific's ActionCams - it was time to change.

The full resolution recording at 1920x1080 works as advertised with no dropped frames 4Gb Class 6 SDHC and 64Gb SDXC Class 16, the Class 2 SDHC cards from the ActionCams were useless, the video was breaking up all the time, eventually the camera just gave up.

The optics are very good at this price point and there is precious little aberration on macro closeups and wide angle distance shots.

The touch screen interface works remarkably well considering the size of the screen, zoom being a controlled by a rocker on the top of the camera or by two on-screen buttons.

I can't understand the guy with the 60" LG telly who couldn't tell the difference between the analogue and HDMI - its like having cataracts removed!

I chose the Sony over the equivalent Panasonic due the Sony's increased CCD sensitivity and lower noise. In addition the Sony works down to almost darkness without any additional lighting unlike the Panny - not a lot of point having a crappy little LED shining onto the road ahead (or behind).

The manual has a few Chinglish bits in it, probably left for a laugh, nothing serious, but you do feel that the person writing some parts hasn't read others. e.g. if you close the LCD the camera stops recording, for in-car use that would be a no-no, however, the manual later says you can disable the auto on/off setting when you open/close the LCD... But it is concise enough to read it completely without your heart sinking at a huge thick wadge of multi-lingual crud that other manufacturers make you wade through.
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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful By MacFreak on 28 Nov 2010
Colour Name: Black
This is one of the best HD camcorders i have used recently. Have had it for a few months and thought it would be a good time to review this product after a few months of use.

I have used this camcorder in all sorts of light condition including of course Low-Light and it produces some brilliant images. The ease of use is amazing...you don't have to bother changing any settings in the auto mode, just point and shoot. I love the Image stabiliser on this camcorder combined with the powerful zoom it has, you can get some really steady shots without a tripod. The icing on the cake is the fact that you can use either pro-duo or SDHC card which makes it great as you can pick up SDHC cards for a bargain.

Sometimes i still cant believe how small this camcorder is! I have been carrying it in my pocket (though not recommended)while on my holidays. Surprisingly the battery life seems to be better than any other too, I bought an extra battery for my travels but never used it! I got an average of 3 Hours of use on a single charge on full HD Auto Setting.

The only criticism i have is that the menu on the touch screen is too complicated. The menu is too deep and needs to be simplified.

All in all its an absolute must for a home camcorder. The best one out there by far.

UPDATE: This little camcorder is also brilliant in low light!. I don't think there is any need for a measly led light to brighten anything in the dark! you can check out the video clip shot on this camcorder on youtube by searching for MacFreakish! It's a MUST SEE!
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Deece on 8 Jan 2011
Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
I purchased the Sony CX115E video Camera to replace 3 year old Sony Mini DV Tape Camera. Before I purchased I read most of the reviews and was considering the Panasonic SD60 but decided on the Sony as some of the reviews for the Panasonic suggested that there may be an issue with the sound. Several reviewers reported that they had wind noise. This along with the Sony being cheaper, I decided to go with the Sony.
Once I received the Sony and started to play with it I was not happy. The play back was very slightly grainy on my 46 inch TV when viewing close up. The White balance was very bad. I was ready to send the camera back but decided not to and to give it a chance by fully reading the manual and testing. I am so glad I did. The picture is perfect both indoors and outside. I tested it indoors with room lights on and off. I can say it performs very well. I did a comparison with my old camera and it blows it away. Both in terms of depth of colour, clarity and sharpness. I found that the reason I had bad videoing was that I had played around with the settings "SPOT MTR/FCS" and put the White balance and another setting onto manual. I also had a low setting on the "Rec Mode".
I tested most of the settings and found that these work for me:
1. Intelligent Auto on. This controls several features including White Balance
2. Seadyshot = Active. This is the Cameras Image Stabilisation. It works from the Image Sensor not the Lens. This may seem a cop out but I found it works well and for a budget HD camera having a lens stabiliser would mean a slower Lens. I found when I turned this off the shots both indoors and outside was a lot more wobbly, also they were not any better in clarity or sharpness
3. Record mode = "HD FX".
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