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Customer Reviews for Sony Sony HDR-CX230/B Black Handycam Camcorder, 2.7" LCD, Image Stabilization

Sony Sony HDR-CX230/B Black Handycam Camcorder, 2.7" LCD, Image Stabilization

Make your home movies more professional looking with this Black Sony Handycam Camcorder, HDR-CX230/B. With this camcorder, you can take stunning HD video in high resolution with sharp details and superb colors. The Sony HD Handycam Camcorder, has a 2.7" LCD screen so you can clearly see what you are recording, and it also features Face Detection and Image Stabilization. This video camera boasts both optical and digital zoom functions so you can easily capture exactly what you want at a distance. Easy to connect, the camcorder has HDMI and composite video out, and it can also be used with a multi/micro USB Memory Stick to expand the internal 8GB memory.
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Customer Recommendation78%7 out of 9reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Sony HDR-CX230/B Black Handycam Camcorder, 2.7" LCD, Image Stabilization

Best buy for the money

07/28/2013
By ,
Smyrna, Ga.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
value for the money this camcorder is a best buy. I looked at Consumer Reports and Cnet for camera reviews. The only con for Sony camcorders is no mic jack. The built in mic on this camcorder is great. But a option of mic would really bump it up a level. With 8gb built in memory this camcorder is ready to film right out of the box. I added a 32gb SD card for extra recording time.
Walmarts great price and low cost extended warranty adds to the value.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Once per week
+30points
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Review 2 for Sony HDR-CX230/B Black Handycam Camcorder, 2.7" LCD, Image Stabilization

Very easy to use!

09/30/2013
By ,
Waverly, GA
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
We wanted a reasonably priced camcorder that would offer easy features and a good zoom. This product lived up to expectations.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Female
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Once per week
+11points
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Review 3 for Sony HDR-CX230/B Black Handycam Camcorder, 2.7" LCD, Image Stabilization

Great price for a Sony.

12/10/2013
By ,
Southern New Jersey
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
easy to use, a lot smaller than I expected compared to older Sony camcorders I have owned.It is so lite its like a toy,but it records great.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Battery Life
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every few days
+6points
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Review 4 for Sony HDR-CX230/B Black Handycam Camcorder, 2.7" LCD, Image Stabilization

Handy Camera

02/18/2014
By ,
Hamburg
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Takes good video, even in low light. The zoom is pretty awesome. When in steady shoot mode, video is fluid and not stop-motion like with other manufacturers. Software is easy to use and non-intrusive. I kinda like the plug on the strap, others say its a drawback but it really isn't hard to charge this camera and connect to your PC. The battery it comes with is a 'data' battery that has a use life of about 40 mins. I bought a two pack of the NP-FV50 batteries (one step up) from amzn which came with a wall charger, snap, battery issue solved. Get the warranty though, seems fragile.
Product Attributes:
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Battery Life
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
0points
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Review 5 for Sony HDR-CX230/B Black Handycam Camcorder, 2.7" LCD, Image Stabilization

good quality camcorder

02/27/2014
By ,
Clinton,tn
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
This camcorder has really good video quality and picks up sound quite well, the color is a bit lower then what your recording , but honestly it still looks quite awesome. the only problems that bug me, is the lack of features built in the camcorder. but other then that, i definitely would recommend this to someone.
Product Attributes:
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Battery Life
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every day
-2points
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Review 6 for Sony HDR-CX230/B Black Handycam Camcorder, 2.7" LCD, Image Stabilization

Toy or Camera?

12/16/2013
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
First, I was shocked taking it out of the box. It's very small and light...too light. It looks and feels like a toddler's plastic toy. Curious as to how it worked, I plugged it into my laptop for the night. ( and YES the only way to charge it is through your computer or tv) the next morning it was still dead. It only charges if your computer is turned on...obvious I guess, but what a pain!! Not to mention I am also wearing on my PC over time. NOT impressed at all, even with the lower price. Had to go back.
Product Attributes:
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Meets Expectations
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Battery Life
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? No
-14points
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Sony HDR-CX230/B Black Handycam Camcorder, 2.7" LCD, Image Stabilization
Based on the average of (4) ratings-only reviews
4.3 out of 5
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