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Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video and 9.2MP Stills
  • 26.8mm Wide-Angle Sony G Zoom Lens
  • 30x Optical Zoom & 60x Clear Image Zoom
  • Wi-Fi / NFC Control and Data Transfer
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 2.7" Clear Photo LCD Display
  • Face Detection
  • Built-in USB 2.0 Cable
  • 7 Picture Effects for Video and Photos
  • AVCHD and MP4 Dual Recording

The black Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder features a 1/5.8" Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Sony G lens with 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image digital zoom. The CX330 captures Full HD 1920x1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images. SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode delivers smooth video, and 3-Way-Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother results. Wi-Fi with NFC lets you use your smartphone or tablet to control the camera, as well as wirelessly transfer files to your mobile device for sharing, and back up data on your computer.

Users can monitor and playback footage via the 2.7" Clear Photo LCD display with 230K dot resolution. Dual recording lets you simultaneously capture both high-quality AVCHD and web-optimized MP4 files. The Intelligent Auto mode analyzes your shot and automatically selects the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes, with 60 different possible combinations. A built-in USB 2.0 cable provides a connection to your computer for charging or file transfer and fits conveniently into the hand strap, so it's out of the way until you need it. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, USB AC adapter, HDMI Micro cable, and a USB connection support cable come included.

1080/60p and 9.2MP Still Images
Create high definition 1920 x 1080 60p videos and take high quality 9.2MP still images. Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor is designed for compact cameras and camcorders. The sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, which maximizes the light gathering area per pixel and achieves better results in low light conditions.
NFC / Wi-Fi Control, Transfer, & Data Backup
Built-in NFC and Wi-Fi lets you turn your mobile phone and/or tablet into a remote control/viewing device. You can also transfer your files to your mobile device wirelessly for instant sharing, back up your data on your PC, and even enjoy your videos and photos on a TV without wires.

Please note: NFC feature requires NFC-compatible mobile device.
SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
Compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.
Wide Angle Sony G Lens
The lens has a 35mm equivalent of 26.8mm at the wide end of the focal range. Shoot distant subjects with a 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image digital zoom. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos and video.
2.7" Clear Photo LCD Display
The 2.7" (16:9) Clear Photo LCD features 230K dot resolution for sharp, bright, vivid images, enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.
Face Detection with Voice Enhancement and Noise Reduction
Sony's Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly exposed images. It can even automatically distinguish between children and adult faces.
Built-in USB 2.0 Cable
The built-in high-speed USB 2.0 cable provides an easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer, without the need for a separate cable. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time.
7 Picture Effects for Video and Still Photos
Use Picture Effects to add expression and heighten the mood of your videos and photos. Seven picture effects (Toy Camera, Pop Color, Soft High Key, Partial Color, Retro Photo, High Contrast Monochrome, and Posterization) are available in both photo and video modes. Shooting with these special modes will provide you an easy way to instantly transform your memories without any post editing software needed.
AVCHD and MP4 Dual Recording
Record video in the AVCHD and MP4 formats for high-quality or easy transfer and sharing. For the greatest flexibility, you can even record AVCHD and MP4 formats simultaneously. AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs and is ideal for capturing precious memories at special occasions, family vacations and other moments you want to treasure for a lifetime. MP4 is great for those moments that you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud.
Intelligent Auto Mode
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 60 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby, Tripod, Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, and Low light.
PlayMemories Home and Music Transfer Software
PC: PlayMemories Home and Music Transfer.
Mac: Music Transfer, PlayMemories Online Uploader, Wireless Auto Import.

Please note: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 64-bit editions, and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
Additional Features
  • Self timer
  • Red-eye reduction
  • White/black fader effects
  • Airplane mode
Camera
Sensor 1x 1/5.8"  CMOS Sensor
Backside Illumination Yes
Color Filter RGB
Pixel Gross 2,510,000
Effective Pixels 2,290,000 16:9
1,710,000 4:3
Optics
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 26.8 - 804 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Video mode
26.8 - 804 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Photo Mode
32.8 - 984 @ Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Photo mode
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 4
Focusing Distance 0.4" / 1.0 cm - Infinity
Zoom Optical: 30x
Digital: 350x
Intelligent: 60x
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Memory Stick Micro, microSD/SDHC/SDXC  
Video Format High Definition
AVCHD (MPEG4)
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (24Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17Mbps)
1440 x 1080i / 60 fps (9Mbps)
1440 x 1080i / 60 fps (5Mbps)
High Definition
MPEG4-AVC/H.264
(3Mbps)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
4:3
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 9.2 Megapixel, 4032 x 2272 (16:9)
JPEG: 6.9 Megapixel, 3024 x 2272 (4:3)
JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
Audio Format AAC-LC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Display
Display Type LCD
Screen Size 2.7"
Pixel Count 230,000
Rotation Opening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Lux 6 (Standard)
3 (Low Lux)
Shutter Speed 1/8-1/10000sec
White Balance Modes Auto
Indoor 1
Onepush
Outdoors
Creative Effects Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x Composite Video (out)
1x HDMI D (Micro)
1x USB 2.0
1x Bravia Sync
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Output (Jack)
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Languages Brazilian Portuguese
Canadian French
English
Spanish
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC
Charging Method AC Adapter
USB
Power Adapter 5.0-VDC
Power Consumption in LCD Operation: 2.1 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.4 x 2.3 x 4.7" / 61.0 x 59.5 x 119.0 mm
Weight 6.70 oz / 190 g
Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black)
  • NP-FV50 Rechargeable Battery Pack (1030mAh, 8.4V)
  • USB AC Adapter
  • HDMI Micro Cable
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Operating Guide
  • Limited Warranty (1-Year Parts, 90-Days Labor)

  • Included Free

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    SonyHDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black)
     
    4.4

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (9)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Great picture quality (5)
    • Image stabilization (5)
    • Large clear LCD (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (4)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (3), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      So far so good!

      The camera has been good so far. I was able to load the software and set up the wifi sync quite easily. The camera is very simple to use and seems to have a...Read complete review

      The camera has been good so far. I was able to load the software and set up the wifi sync quite easily. The camera is very simple to use and seems to have a very good anti-shake system, even when zooming. It is fast to turn on, the battery life seems to be quite good and moving from a DV camera I love the MicroSD storage!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice camera but

      Nice camera but there is high noise in low light condition. It is not the expected full HD video.. Also there are only few effects that are not that much useful, and only...Read complete review

      Nice camera but there is high noise in low light condition. It is not the expected full HD video.. Also there are only few effects that are not that much useful, and only two types of fade

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      4.0

      Very Good Quality Camera

      By Nick

      from Durham, NC

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Poor In Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black):

      I needed a camera for home movies. I own many professional cameras but it's tough without autofocus and a built in zoom. I find Sony has great low light capabilities and now I can catch my daughter playing with just one press of a button. I notice some grain at times when I feel the light isn't low and it also dual records which doesn't bother me that much but I question whether I should turn it off. But, overall, it's a good camera.

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      4.0

      solid consumer cam-corder

      By videonut

      from California

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Zoom

      Cons

      • No External Mic Input
      • Poor Sound

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Movies/Short Films
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black):

      I use the Sony CX330 as a back up cam, shoots great Full HD 60P. Camera is pretty much a point and shoot, not a lot of image control. works best on the tripod or monopod in flat situations, not as good in high contrast. whites tend to blow out, but overall image quality is high for this consumer model.Zoom is good, but is best when zoomed half or less.Great for travel, fits easily in a pocket and is very discreete.Upgrade to the biggest battery.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Happy

      By MizPrint

      from Kentucky

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Indoors/Low Light

        Comments about Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black):

        The sony has a nice wide angle, smooth zooming and very efficient IS. I have had a competitors camcorder with similar features for the past year but the Sony does everything so much better and easier, with much better results.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Granny's grandson cam

        By Good News

        from Stow, OH

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Zoom range/performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black):

          This was purchased to take movies of our grandsons, especially now that they are playing sports. It is very light and easily fits into Granny's purse. It is easy to use once you figure out how to use it. It takes great action shots. Right now, I am trying to use the wireless interface to grab the movies from the camera. And here is where I have a serious "con." The user manual is terrible. The online manual is not much better. I had to sit down and play with the camera to see how it works. There is no info to speak of to help me make the wireless connection. I am sure I will figure it out, but some help would be much appreciated.
          Right now, I am happy with the purchase.

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          5.0

          love this!

          By DMW618

          from Pittsburgh

          Comments about Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black):

          Great camcorder for the price! Picture quality is excellent, love the wifi feature, and it is super small and lightweight.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great for Students Use

          By Video Producer

          from Elizabethville, PA

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Movies/Short Films

            Comments about Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black):

            We use in our video production class works well.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            So far so good!

            By Marco73

            from Saskatoon, SK

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Zoom range/performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black):

              The camera has been good so far. I was able to load the software and set up the wifi sync quite easily. The camera is very simple to use and seems to have a very good anti-shake system, even when zooming. It is fast to turn on, the battery life seems to be quite good and moving from a DV camera I love the MicroSD storage!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Outstanding Quality for filming sports

              By Coach Travis

              from TX

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Zoom
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Sports

                Comments about Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                I use this to film college soccer matches. Easy to use. GREAT quality. Can record MP4 which is huge to me because the file sizes are smaller but the quality remains high.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great buy!

                By Scanin

                from Ohio

                Comments about Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                Bought after trying my moms cx220. Impressed with advancements in the new model. Very lightweight and easy to use.

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                (10 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Nice camera but

                By Ali

                from Bahrain

                Comments about Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black):

                Nice camera but there is high noise in low light condition. It is not the expected full HD video.. Also there are only few effects that are not that much useful, and only two types of fade

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