sony hdr cx330 review

sony Ddr Cx330 Review

Sony launches a new line of digital video recorders each year. These products sell pretty well as they offer high quality features that always leave people amazed and satisfied. When it comes to social media sharing and easy editing, some point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones are capable of competing with the specs of digital camcorders. Sony, however, is doing its best to close the gap with its latest line of camcorders, which includes the HDR-CX330.

Key Features

The Sony HDR-CX330 is one of the brand?s cheapest camcorders that offer an impressive set of video recording features. The HDR-CX330 is not a successor of an older model, such as the HDR-CX380. There is, however, one key feature added to the HDR-CX330 that makes it more valuable and that is the built-in wireless LAN.

The built-in WiFI has become a standard in digital video recorders. This feature makes it easier for users to transfer files to a computer, or straight to the Internet. In addition, the built-in WiFi feature is integrated with the PlayMemories mobile app for iOS and Android.

This application supports numerous Cyber-Shots, Handycams, Action Cams, and Alpha Cams. It allows you to control the camcorder remotely, and store multimedia files directly to your mobile device. The HDR-CX330 also has a built-in NFC, which makes phone pairing easy.

Other notable features include the 35mm lens that makes wide-angle shooting convenient, along with a wider focal length of 26.8mm. It also shoots impressive still images with its 9.2mp resolution. Face detection is another fun feature that will surely entice casual users. It is capable of detecting up to eight faces in one scene, with optimal focus, exposure, and white balance.

The Sony HDR-CX330 also comes with voice enhancement and noise reduction to improve the audio quality. For users who love sharing moments using social media, Sony has added more image effects to compete with smartphones. The Optical SteadyShot image stabilizer allows for impressive outputs of up to 1080p. You can also record in MP4 file format to maximize quality and for easy sharing.


The Sony HDR-CX330 weighs less than 8 ounces and comes with a hand strap to make video recording more comfortable and convenient. What?s fascinating about its hand strap is that it has a hidden USB cable that you can use to connect the unit to a computer for file transfer or to charge it when it is low on battery. You will see the record button on the back, while the button for snapshot is found on top. There is also a multi-purpose lever on top that allows you to do things like zooming in and out.

The 2.7-inch screen display has a 230K dot resolution. All Sony camcorders use a Clear Photo LCD display for added reliability, especially when viewing outdoors. While it does not have a touchscreen feature, this can be an advantage as people can enjoy the traditional buttons that are more responsive.

The Verdict

Amazon customers have given the Sony HDR-CX330 a two thumbs up for its incredible features. One user, Del Hollingsworth, wrote that the HDR-CX330 is ?no bigger than a soda.? Hollingsworth also praised its impressive battery life, HD video quality, and awesome zoom. Another user, Gary Con, said this tiny camera is durable and affordable, with excellent auto light adjustment and image stabilization. The Sony HDR-CX330, overall, is definitely a must-have for full-HD fans who want to capture great moments at optimal quality without breaking the bank.

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