Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 (Black) comparison

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Price $214 at 1 store $239 at 1 store $1,998 to $1,999 at 4 stores $248 to $299 at 4 stores $299 to $299 at 8 stores
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    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
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Release date January 19, 2012 March 15, 2011 January 02, 2014 January 04, 2013 January 02, 2014
The Bottom Line They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the extra bucks. Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card.

Basic specs

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Lens aperture F/1.8-3.2
F/1.8-3.4
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Media type Flash card
Flash card
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Optical zoom 25 x
30 x
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32 x
Optical sensor type Exmor R CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
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Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 300 x
350 x
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Weight 6.2 oz
8.8 oz
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Image stabilizer Electronic (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
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Electronic
Manual focus Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
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