Sony Handycam HDR-CX190 comparison

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Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)
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Price $274 at 1 store $299 at 1 store $399 at 1 store $429 at 1 store
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 4 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date January 26, 2012 January 04, 2013 March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 January 04, 2013
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. The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer. 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. While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality, the Canon Vixia HF G10 still feels a bit expensive for what it offers.

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Lens aperture F/1.8-3.2
F/1.9-4.0
F/1.8-3.4
F/1.8-2.8
F/1.8-4.5
Media type Memory stick Pro Duo
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Optical zoom 25 x
26 x
30 x
10 x
32 x
Optical sensor type Exmor R CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
HD CMOS Pro
CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 30 x
320 x
350 x
200 x
1060 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
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Weight 5.9 oz
6.3 oz
8.8 oz
19.2 oz
8.3 oz
Image stabilizer Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical
Manual focus Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Automatic
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