Sony HDR-CX230
Sony HDR-CX230
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Sony HDR-CX230 review: 31 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

8.9MP
Samsung Gear 360: 30MP

2. video recording (main camera)

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.
1020 x 60fps
JVC GY-LS300: 2160 x 150fps

3. has a BSI sensor

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.
Sony HDR-CX230
31% have it

4. has a CMOS sensor

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.
Sony HDR-CX230
80% have it

5. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Sony HDR-CX230
27% have it

6. weight

178g
Veho Muvi Atom: 30g

7. has built-in optical image stabilization

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.
Sony HDR-CX230
52% have it

8. has an external memory slot

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.
Sony HDR-CX230
77% have it

9. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony HDR-CX230
49% have it

10. height

52.5mm
Canon Legria Mini: 22mm

11. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Sony HDR-CX230
77% have it

12. thickness

117mm
GoPro Hero6 Black: 1.26mm

13. width

57mm
Veho Muvi Micro Camcorder: 20mm

14. every pixel has three subpixels

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.
Sony HDR-CX230
78% have it

15. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Sony HDR-CX230
74% have it

16. supports AVCHD format

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.
Sony HDR-CX230
45% have it

17. has a zoom microphone

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.
Sony HDR-CX230
21% have it

18. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Nokia OZO: 8

19. has manual focus

This allows to manually set the focus.
Sony HDR-CX230
49% have it

20. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sony HDR-CX230
96% have it

21. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.7"
JVC GC-PX100: 7.6"

22. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sony HDR-CX230
99% have it

23. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
29.8mm
Ricoh WG-M2: 1.6mm

24. has a dedicated camera button

A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
Sony HDR-CX230
95% have it

25. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
1.16m
Panasonic HC-V10: 2.26m

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