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Sony HDR-CX230

Sony HDR-CX230
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Sony HDR-CX230 review: specs and price

Sony HDR-CX230
Sony HDR-CX230

Why is Sony HDR-CX230 better than the average?

  • Megapixels
    8.9MPvs8.57MP
  • Video recording (main camera)
    1020 x 60fpsvs50027.5fps
  • Weight
    178gvs603.13g
  • Height
    52.5mmvs88.11mm
  • Width
    57mmvs84.85mm
  • Thickness
    117mmvs126.46mm
  • Minimum focal length
    29.8mmvs30.68mm
  • Volume
    350.12cm³vs7476.43cm³

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Design

1.every pixel has three subpixels
Sony HDR-CX230

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.

2.height

52.5mm

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3.has a flip-out screen
Sony HDR-CX230

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

4.thickness

117mm

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1.26mm

5.weight

178g

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6.screen size

2.7"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1020 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.

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2160 x 150fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony HDR-CX230

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

3.supports AVCHD format
Sony HDR-CX230

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.

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Optics

1.megapixels

8.9MP

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30MP

2.has a CMOS sensor
Sony HDR-CX230

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 HDR-CX230

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 HDR-CX230

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.has manual exposure
Sony HDR-CX230

This allows to manually set the exposure.

6.has manual focus
Sony HDR-CX230

This allows to manually set the focus.

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Audio

1.number of microphones

1

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

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8

2.has a zoom microphone
Sony HDR-CX230

Zoom microphones record very high quality audio, and enable you to record sound from a distance. This can be useful for recording meetings, lectures and presentations.

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Battery

1.has an external memory slot
Sony HDR-CX230

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.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sony HDR-CX230

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.internal storage

8GB

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Features

1.has a HDMI output
Sony HDR-CX230

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

2.USB version

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

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3

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Miscellaneous

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony HDR-CX230

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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