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models compared on this page: Sony HDR-CX11 and Sony HDR-SR10

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Sony HDR-CX11Sony HDR-SR10
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Manufacturer Sony Information on Sony

Sony Information on Sony

Name HDR-CX11HDR-SR10
European name ?HDR-CX11EHDR-SR10E
US name ?HDR-CX12HDR-SR10
lowest US price   
On the market since August 2008 March 2008
Test preview

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slashCAM rating ?Good
Good
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode
Video

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Video formats ? AVCHD
AVCHD
Recording Medium Memory Stick PRO Duo
Built-in hard disk
Memory Stick PRO Duo
video resolutions EU ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/50i
MPEG2 720 x756/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
video resolutions US ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/60i
MPEG2 720 x 480/60i
Max Bitrate ?16 Mbit/s16 Mbit/s
Compression format ? MPEG4
MPEG2
MPEG4
on-board memory ? 40 GB
Optics
Optics Manufacturer ?Carl Zeiss
Carl Zeiss
Optical Zoom ?12 x15 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?40 mm40 mm
Filter diameter ?37 mm30 mm
Image Stabilization ?optical
optical
ND Filter ?No
No
Exchangable optics ?No
No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?11
Size of image sensor ?1/3, 1 inch
1/5 inch
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ? 1490000 Pixel
Image Sensor Type ? CMOS
CMOS
Controls
White Balance ?auto
manual
presets
WB-Shift
auto
manual
presets
Focus ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Minimum shutter time ?1/auto
1/800
Maximum shutter time ?auto
1/2
Apperture control ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Infrared recording ?Yes
Yes
Expanded Focus ?No
No
Peaking ?No
No
Signal Processing
Zebra ? Off
70%
100%
Off
70%
100%
Histogram ?No
No
adjustable sharpness ?No
No
Adjustable color ?No
No
Cinegamma ?No
No
Black Strech ?No
No
Knee ?No
No
Colorbars ?No
No
Misc.
Shot Transition ?No
No
Custom Presets ?No
No
Set Time Code ?No
No
Configuration

Connections
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FBAS ?
synonymous: RCA, composite
Out
Out
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
via accessories
Out
YUV ?
synonymous: Component Signal
Out
Out
HDMI ? Out
Out
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
--
USB ?USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Microphone / Audio input ?No
No
Headphones ?No
No
Lanc ?No
No
Time-code interface ?No
No
Genlock ?No
No
Accessory shoe ? AI
AI
HD-SDI ?No
No
Misc.
Weight (without battery) 370 g480 g
Weight (with battery) 450 g560 g
Battery type Sony NP-FH60
Sony NP-FH60
Battery capacity 1000 mAh1000 mAh
Charger ?internal
internal
Remote control Yes
Yes
Size
Height 69 mm76 mm
Width 67 mm81 mm
Depth 130 mm129 mm
Relative Size ?67
Viewfinder
Viewfinder available ?No
No
Color Viewfinder ?- -
Viewfinder format ?- -
Viewfinder pixels ?  
Display
Display available ?Yes
Yes
Color display ?Color
Color
Display size 2,7 Inch2,7 Inch
Display format ?16:916:9
Display pixels ?211000 Pixel 211200 Pixel
Touch Screen ?Yes
Yes
External controls
Manual Zoom ?Rocker
 
Manual Focus ?bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Menu
Manual Aperture ?bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Menu
Focus switcher ?No
No
ND Filter ?No
No
Exp Lock ?No
No
Gain ?No
No
White balance ?No
No
Push AF ?No
No
Audio Levels ?No
No
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons
No
No
Audio

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Audio Formats ?AC-3 Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbit max.
AC-3 Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbit max.
Microphone ?5.1 Internal
5.1 Internal
Audio Control ?auto
auto
Audio levels ?No
Screen
Still

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Recording Medium ?Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Duo
Medium included ?4 GB
No
Effective pixels ? 1990000 Pixel
Resolutions ?640x480
1600x1200
2848x2136
3680 x 2760
3680 x 2070
2304x1728
640x480
2304x1296
Standard ?JPEG Exif 2.2
JPEG Exif 2.2
Flash ?Yes
Yes
Misc.

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Specials -smile shutter: a photo is shot automatically when detecting a smiling face
 
Product Shots

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Test results

Test pictures
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luminance resolution
chrominance resolution
lens distortion
test small ISO image
noise / internal microphone
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode ?
Test image 12 lux optimized ?  
Manufacturers URL Website SonyWebsite Sony
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ?GoodSatisfactory
Resolution ?GoodGood
Color performance ?Very goodGood
subj.Picture impression ?Very goodVery good
Optical Zoom ?SufficientSatisfactory
Wide Angle ?SufficientSufficient
Configuration / image ?SatisfactorySatisfactory
Configuration / sound ?PoorSufficient
Handling ?GoodSatisfactory
Portability ?Very goodVery good
Photo function ?SatisfactorySatisfactory
Optics ?GoodGood
Dynamics ?GoodGood
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?Good
Good
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
340333
Pros + manual, multi-functional ring
+ focus and exposure control via touchscreen works well
+ Good image in terms of sharpness and color
+ very sharp under good lighting
Cons - no manual shutter control
- no microphone and headphone jacks
- lowlight
- no manual aperture control
Conclusion On the one hand, buying the CX11 is the cheapest way to get Sonys 1/3" Exmor image quality (which together with Canon is the non-plus-ultra in the price range of 1000 Euros camcorders).Other great features are the manual control ring and the menu control via touch screen (especially practical on small cameras, but not to be found on competing models).On the other hand a viewfinder, microphone / headphone jacks and manual shutter control are badly missed.Likewise negative: the high costs for memory sticksUnfortunately, the great display of the SR-11/12 was not used, but on the other hand the camera is clearly more compact than its HDD-siblingsCompared to the SR11 this cheaper modell has a smaller hard disk, no control ring, a less sharp display, no view-finder a a smaller image sensor resulting in worse lowlight pictures.Many users will prefer paying additional 300 EuroMovie makers will look for manual aperture-control - which is only to be found in competing models.Holiday videomakers who trust automatic controls and don´t want to shoot in the dark will be satistied with good image quality for a good price.
More information

Reviews and Forums
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