'Images were exceptionally sharp in optimum lighting, with plenty of detail remaining in shadowed areas of the picture.'
'Good HD video quality'
'It fits comfortably in the palm of my hand, with the large lens and two built-in mic inputs on the front end and the battery, start/stop record button and video mode/photo mode indicator lamps on the back.
'This camcorder has a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 25x optical zoom lens that allows you to take tight shots from far away. '
'“Exmor R” CMOS image sensor delivers bright, vivid, spectacularly detailed video footage, as well as 3 Megapixel still images. '
'Capable of 1080/60p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories.the HDR-CX150 with built-in 16GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 6 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode), or up to 4 hours of standard definition footage (SD HQ mode).'
'The bad: Annoying menu system; no wind filter or meaningful audio controls; relatively big and heavy; expensive; defaults to low resolution, not-full-HD video quality; cumbersome touch-screen interface. '
'The CX550V has a nice array of features including manual focus, aperture and shutter control, and multi-channel audio recording. '