Sony HDR-XR350V 160GB HD HDD Handycam Camcorder Reviews

Rating:


CHECK PRICE BELOW



Overview

Sony HDR-XR350V Review
Before I list the features of the Sony HDR-XR350v, here are some very useful HDR-XR350v review from customers:

4.0 out of 5 stars HDR-XR350v review. HD Video, October 1, 2010 Sony HDR-XR350v review by Tim
This review is from: Sony HDR-XR350V 160GB High Definition HDD Handycam Camcorder (Electronics)
I purchased the Sony HDR-xr350v in september to video my sons Football games. I found there is a learning curve as you would expect with any new piece of electronics.

I tried differant settings but i was unable to reduce the wind noise. The pictures are nice and clear with a jpeg format. the video is outstanding in the high def format straight from the camera to the hdtv or down loaded to a computer and burned in hd. An issue with the DVD`s is that only a Blue ray player can play the hd format. you can burn it in STD format and the picture is good but not like the HD version. If you intend to edit your videos in HD look for a “avchd” editor wich can get pricy. taking stills from the video is easy and is very clear. I purchased an additional microphone and expect to try it this weekend.

4.0 out of 5 stars HDR-XR350v review. Sony high definition 160gb camcoder, September 5, 2010
Sony HDR-XR350v review by Marie (Wisconsin, USA)
This review is from: Sony HDR-XR350V 160GB High Definition HDD Handycam Camcorder (Electronics)
Just received this Sony 350 a few days ago and love it so far. I’ve had the Sony sr-11 previously but wanted more hard drive since I do lots of recording. I had my files saved on my computer from the sr-11 and was worried I wouldn’t be able to get them on to this camcorder. After a few tries of trying to transfer and waiting hours to find out it didn’t work, I was able to figure it out. Now I have all my files from my sr-11 on this Xr-350v.

The picture quality is great although I have yet to play it back on my HDTV. I plan on getting some HDMI cords since it only came with component cords. I love the size of this, Fits perfect in my hands and not too heavy like some of the others. I suggest getting the np-100 longer lasting battery since this one only seems to last a little over an hour. The picture motion browser and video player don’t work as the video is choppy and drags.

I wish Sony would come up with a better quality video player. Overall, I am very happy with the XR-350V. It even has a highlight option where it plays back parts of each video using different effects. Has an option to download music and use it on your video. I havent tried it yet. I hope to have this years to come.

5.0 out of 5 stars HDR-XR350v review. If you learn this camera, it is an awesome value!!, March 27, 2011
Sony HDR-XR350v review by cslimm17
This review is from: Sony HDR-XR350V 160GB High Definition HDD Handycam Camcorder (Electronics)

First, this Sony HDR-XR350v camera does have a learning curve to achieve maximum quality. But for the price (I purchased new for $700), its a great value. 160 GB HD gives hours and hours of footage. LCD screen is a bit small but very clear. I was disappointed in this camera initially until I discovered the HD FX setting! It makes a world of difference, believe me.

There is an issue with white balance manually, but I just leave it at auto, and since I edit in Sony Vegas 10 anyway, I can do some correction if necessary. My Youtube footage is great. The Golfshot is awesome. Captured my son’s batting swing in super slow motion and this is amazing to view (MLB style, LOL).

It takes really nice photos, even captures photos automatically (setting can be adjusted based on smile) while recording video! I take great photos without even knowing it. Another great feature is you can transfer your footage directly to a hard drive, without the use of a PC. i backup directly to my 2TB hard drive. I purchased a video light ($50), external mic ($60), stabilizing handle ($40), ACCESORRY PACK (6 hour battery, tripod, wide lens, carry case, wide lens, filter lens, wall charger for battery, 8GB memory card … all for less than $80). i ahve everything for my HD video that i need all for less than $1000. This is the best camera in this price range. others my be sturdier or a bit better HD, but none than can do as much as this camera for this price!!

4.0 out of 5 stars HDR-XR350v review, March 27, 2011
Sony HDR-XR350v review by Bobasi
This review is from: Sony HDR-XR350V 160GB High Definition HDD Handycam Camcorder (Electronics)
very nice and compact; however, reading the screen menu is a little difficult – print very small. Would be nice to have a computer interface that would allow using the menu options from the computer. Great picture. Needed to add a blu-tooth mic to pick up voice at a distance

1920×1080 Full HD Recording
1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Sony Full High Definition quality.
Capable of 1080/60p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories.

7 Megapixel still image capture w/ Dual Record

7 Megapixel still image capture lets you take stunning, high resolution digital photos while the Dual record capability lets you capture 3.5 MP still images while shooting high definition video, so you can capture those special moments without having to switch recording modes.

160GB Hard Disk Drive

the Sony HDR-XR350V HD camcorder has a built-in 160GB hard disk drive can record and store up to 67 hours of high definition video footage in long play mode (HD LP mode).

In addition, “HDD Smart Protection” gives you peace of mind by helping to prevent any recorded video and images from being lost if the camcorder is accidentally dropped.


1/4″ “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor

A 1/4″ “Exmor R” CMOS image sensor delivers bright, vivid, spectacularly detailed video footage, as well as 7 Megapixel still images.

With 3.5 Megapixel (effective) video resolution, the image sensor captures video at a higher density of high definition resolution resulting in a sharper and more detailed 1920 x 1080 HD picture.


Back-illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS sensor

Experience stunning low-light sensitivity in the Sony HDR-XR350V HD video camera with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with the newly developed, back-illuminated “Exmor R” sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the “Exmor R” sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.


Optical SteadyShot w/ Active Mode
(Wide to Tele)
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting.

The Sony HDR-XR350Vs innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.


Wide Angle G-Lens
(27.4mm) with 12x Optical zoom
Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, a short, 27.4mm focal length offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.

1080/60p playback
via HDMI and compatible HDTV
1080/60p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories.


Geotagging
with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps
A built-in GPS receiver makes the Sony HDR-XR350V HD digital video camera an ideal choice for travelers.
The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as “tag” your shooting locations.
Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software.

Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder’s clock to the proper time zone.

Direct Copy to External HDD

Store your memories in a whole new way with the Sony HDR-XR350V HD digital video camera with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer.

The Sony HDR-XR350V HD camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.

Face Detection Technology w/ Face Touch
With Face Touch, the Sony HDR-XR350V HD camcorder optimizes focus, color, exposure, and Smile Shutter technology for the face you prioritize.
Just touch the preferred face on the LCD display and the camcorder will assign it priority, even if it leaves and returns to the frame.


Intelligent Night Scenery ModeIntelligent Landscape Mode

Intelligent Scene Recognition (11 iAuto modes)
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from eleven distinct scene modes: Portrait Mode, Smile Shutter, Backlight Control, Scenery, Night Scenery Mode, High Sensitivity Mode, Macro Mode, Baby Mode, Walk Detection, Tripod, and Low Light Mode.

Active Interface Shoe

The Active Interface Shoe of the Sony HDR-XR350V HD video camera lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder.

Dolby Digital stereo
recording with Built-in Zoom Mic
The Dolby Digital stereo recording with built-in zoom microphone focuses audio recording on your subjects with the camera’s zoom lens, helping memories ring true with clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds.

Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software

Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC.
In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD, AVCHD, and Blu-ray Disc media (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites (compatible PC and internet connection required).


Smooth Slow Record

The Smooth Slow Record mode of the Sony HDR-XR350V HD digital video camera T Dual record capability lets you capture 3.5MP still images while shooting high definition video, so you can capture those special moments without having to switch recording modes.


Golf Shot

Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 17 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite “sequence shot” image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action.


Up to 24Mbps AVCHD video

The Sony HDR-XR350V HD digital video camera can capture video at up to 24Mbps for amazing clarity and detail, ideal for recording on to Blu-ray media since the AVCHD codec is highly compatible with the Blu-ray format.

Still not found that perfect HD Camcorder to suit your needs best?
If you are still committed to the Sony Brand of HD camcorders, we have many more SONY HD CAMCORDER REVIEWS on this site.

Did you notice that we also have a comprehensive video wall of HD CAMCORDER VIDEO REVIEWS which may help in your comparison search.

Finally, you may wish to broaden your search for the HD Camcorder of your choice by taking a look at what the rest of this HD CAMCORDER REVIEWS site has to offer.
Our one click link navigation on this page take you directly to selections by features, price, formats, and other brands.

We are constantly updating the site with more reviews, keeping the prices up to date, and bringing you the latest HD Camcorder news, so you may like to bookmark us and/or subscribe to our feedburner on the top right corner of the page.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Product Specifications

Brand:Sony
Model : HDR-XR350V
EAN Code :

1920x1080 Full HD Recording w/7MP still image

160GB Hard Disk Drive

1/4" 3.5MP back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode

Wide Angle G-Lens (27.4mm) with 12x Optical zoom

Reviews

>Reviews of the Sony HDR-XR350V 160GB High Definition HDD Handycam Camcorder at Amazon.com
.... Read more


1,252 views