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Sony HDR-CX625 Full HD Compact Camcorder (5-Axis Balanced Optical SteadyShot, 30x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi and NFC) - Black

Brand - Sony

Average rating 4.20

30 Reviews | 0 Votes

£460.00£358.29
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Balanced optical steadyshot with five axis intelligent active mode.Minimum Focus Distance approx. 13/32 Inch (Wide), approx. 31 1/2 Inch (Tele), approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele) 26.8 mm 2 wide-angle G lens with 30x optical zoom Highlight movie maker Fast Intelligent AF Time lapse capture

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I've had camcorders for years, using them once or twice a week training horses to evaluate after a training session. The improvements over the years have been fantastic, and this camcorder is absolutely spot on for me. I'm surprised that some reviewers aren't happy with the picture quality - and I was really disappointed at first too... the problem is that the camcorder comes set up not in highest resolution mode for some reason. Fiddle about in the settings, set everything to highest quality and everything is just splendid! The only downside of this is that you can't take photos mid shoot if the camera is in highest quality settings, but to be honest, if I wanted a photo, I'd use a camera...
The image stabilisation is just amazing being physical rather than digital, and holds a steady picture whilst walking which is just remarkable compared to previous camcorders. The zoom is massive! Can stand in one place and video a horse going round a cross country course whilst maintaining image stability in a way that was previously impossible. It's pretty compact, has so far proved fairly robust (our cameras don't get mollycoddled!) and all in all, I really can't see any reason not to be happy - especially at this price point.
I guess it depends what you want - if you're a budding film maker, then sure you probably need a higher grade camera, but if you're just after a really good camera, with amazing optical image stabilisation for everyday use, I would be surprised to find anything better on the market. It also picks up sound incredibly well...
My only gripe, typical of every camcorder I've owned, is that I wish they would just make them a little more robust and weatherproof - although, to be fair, this is going strong after 12-18 months of abuse, so no complaints really

Feb 12, 2020

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Image quality on highest setting disappointing. Especially in artificial lighting. Lots of noise in places. My much older Panasonic camcorder much better ( SD90) smaller memory card and USB charging a nuisance. Image stabilation is good and zoom quite good. Sound also not great. But a camcorder wins or loses on film footage quality. I would not buy this again

Feb 01, 2020

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Nice bright screen and easy to use controls. Good instruction booklet. Will be using this camera for holiday and family videos. Have no facility to view 4K so this model was a better choice.

Aug 16, 2019

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Amazon Customer Review

Excellent optical steady shot built in system, Video quality is excellent even though it's only Full HD.
Do own a 4k Panasonic camcorder but never really used the 4k, Bought the Sony Purley for the optical balanced steady shot to avoid carrying tripods around

Jul 18, 2019

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Well i bought this for a friend of ours, they wanted to get a handycam for easy filming. This ticks many boxes, granted i found it easy to use although charging does concern me. I charged it for 3 hours and it still said i was nearly empty. I will do a few more test on this. The biggest annoyance and i should of really looked into this more is the dam hot shoe. I Bought them a Rode mic to go ontop. Guess what because of the stupid design of the camera it will not fit without and adapter. I got the adapator and happy days. The thing is i work in the film industry and this has to be one of the most poorly thought out designs i have ever come across. I would seriously think about a different camera just based on this, its a small thing but when 99% of other cameras do not have this problem you have the option to go else where.

Apr 17, 2019

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This Camera records in either 720p or 1080p at 25 Frames Per Second. It's not great in terms of picture quality and the audio quality is alright but you can still make good video with it if you can get a good compatible external microphone. It's certainly not a bad Camera though.

Mar 04, 2019

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