Sony HDR-CX 690 Review

(Camcorder with Still Image Function)
Sony HDR-CX 690

Above average (B) 4 reviews 05/2011
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Product specification:
  • HD Standard: Full HD
  • Special Features: Face …
  • Display diagonal: 3"
  • Optical zoom: 10x
  • Digital zoom: 120x
  • Weight: 395 g … more information

Magazine Nr. 142 (6-8/2011)
Single test

“The HDR-CX690’s performance failed to impress across the board. But its 50p mode and 26.3 starting focal length are a good enough reason to buy the device. In terms of semi-professional setting options, which enable you to calibrate the camcorder yourself, there’s definitely room for improvement. ...”

Magazine 4/2011
“very good” (150 out of 200 points)

“Likes: super wide angle; max. 50p resolution; more manual control; good lowlight picture. Dislikes: -.”

Magazine 4/2011
“good” (71 out of 100 points)

Value for money: “very good”

“Bar a GPS receiver and a read-only memory, the CX 690 is based on the design of its older brother. That’s why it’s able to deliver a decent photo function, numerous automatic features and 50p recording, even with interpolation. Film makers who aren’t very keen on computer editing will be able to make good use of the ability to save recordings directly onto a hard drive without having to go via your PC.”

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“By contrast, users will be greeted by a real surprise when they turn this device on. They’ll see this camcorder’s latest feature - a colourful menu filled with icons; something Sony brought out 6 months ago with its NEX series of cameras. The interface has a bit too much of a playful design for our taste ...”

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