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Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 review: specs and price

Sony Handycam HDR-CX130
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130
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Why is Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 better than the average?

  • Video recording (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs50027.5fps
  • Weight
    250gvs603.13g
  • Height
    57mmvs88.11mm
  • Width
    52.5mmvs84.85mm
  • Thickness
    123.5mmvs126.46mm
  • Widest aperture
    f/1.8 vsf/2.111834319526631
  • Screen size
    3"vs2.83"
  • Volume
    369.57cm³vs7476.43cm³

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Design

1.height

57mm

Best

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22mm

2.has a touch screen
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

3.volume

369.57cm³

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

15.2cm³

4.has a flip-out screen
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

5.thickness

123.5mm

Best

GoPro Hero6 Black

1.26mm

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

JVC GY-LS300

2160 x 150fps

2.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

5.has AF tracking
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Optics

1.megapixels

3.3MP

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

2.has a CMOS sensor
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

4.has a BSI sensor
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.

5.widest aperture

f/1.8

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

JVC Everio GZ-VX815

f/1.2

6.has touch autofocus
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nokia OZO

8

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Canon EOS C700

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

2.battery power

1030mAh

Best

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta

6600mAh

3.has an external memory slot
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.internal storage

0MB

Best

Drift Stealth 2 Action Cam

256GB

Features

1.has a HDMI output
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.Is compatible with iOS
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

For example

Z CAM E1

3.USB version

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

GoPro Hero (2018)

3

Miscellaneous

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a flash
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

For example

Sony HDR-PJ650V

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