Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE 240 GB Camcorder - Black
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Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE 240 GB Camcorder - Black

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  • Media Format: Flash card
  • Recording System: NTSC
  • Resolution: 6,631.0 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 120x
  • Type: Standard
  • Optical Zoom: 10x
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Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE 240 GB Camcorder - Black

Built for producing crystal clear video and creating great videos for you no matter when you want, the Sony camcorder is a portable camcorder that is intelligent and tapeless. Few things are more gratifying than reviewing life's most happy moments in a video made with this flash card; camcorder. Memorable videos, taken with the Sony camcorder, allow you to share wonderful moments with others. This Sony HDR-XR550VE video camera can capture beautiful movies of family anytime. With this flash card; camcorder you can capture bucolic meadows, a child's smile, or stunning scenery. This Sony HDR-XR550VE video camera features a 10x optical zoom capability that makes catching far away landmarks convenient. Plus, this flash card; camcorder features a 240 GB of internal storage, so you can capture videos without extending memory. The Sony camcorder enables you to capture far away objects closer without losing definition using its 120x digital zoom. This Sony HDR-XR550VE video camera is great for viewing your videos, featuring a 3.5-inch monitor, which enables you to view shots with ease. The flash memory card slot found on this flash card; camcorder makes it easy for you to select the size of storage available for shooting videos. The Sony camcorder has a flash card;hard disk drive media allowing you to select the length of recording available for videos. With its black body, this Sony HDR-XR550VE video camera will be a classy platform for capturing memories.

Product Review Summary

Based on 7 user reviews
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  • Easy to Use (2)
  • Compact (2)
  • Quality Construction (2)
  • Good Value (1)
  • Great Design (1)
  • Lightweight (1)
  • small screen (1)
  • expensive (1)
  • Bad in Low Light (1)
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  • Everyday Use (2)
  • Home Movies (1)
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Consumer Reviews


Sony HDR-XR550V - Nice Hardware Even If Incomplete

bysweeper Oct 13, 2011
33 Helpfuls 34 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Nearly comprehensive feature set, wide angle zoom, assignable manual control.
Cons Non-intuitive menu navigation, no Mac support, proprietary hot shoe, no VU meter,...
Recommended it? Yes

No other company has more experience in producing consumer video cameras than Sony does. Sony not only builds video cameras but also designs and builds most of the most critical component hardware used within including the image sensor and the lens (now that Sony acquired Minolta)... Read full review »


Nice Camcorder

byodefon Oct 23, 2010
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Lightweight, Compact, Easy to Use
Cons Bad in Low Light
Recommended it? Yes

This is an awesome camcorder. It is very light weight and very good quality. Its zoom is remarkable and very durable. It is also a great value and very compact. I dropped mine down the stairs and absolutely nothing happened and to this day it still works better than ever. This is a great buy and... Read full review »


Handycam with big space

bybooruwa Oct 9, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to Use, Quality Construction
Cons Weak Zoom
Recommended it? Yes

Sony has been my all time favourtie brand when it comes to cam corders. This is no exception. The huge 240GB hard drive itself is a sure fire winner. Combined with HD video it has everything you need to shoot great video. The only drawback for me is the inadequet 10x optical zoom. The limitation of... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Color Black

Other Features

High Definition Video Support 1080i
Additional Features Still Shot Capability • Color Viewfinder


Battery Description 1 x CR2025


Display Type Touchscreen
Screen Size 3.5"


Depth 5.75 in.
Width 2.88 in.
Height 3 in.

Memory / Storage

Recording Speed HQ • FX • LP
Supported Flash Memory Memory Stick PRO Duo
Integrated Memory size 240 GB


Min Illumination 3 lux

Lens System

Lens Filter Size 37 mm
Focal Length Range 3.8mm - 38mm

Optical Sensor

Sensor Type CMOS

Key Features

Media Format Flash card
Recording System NTSC
Resolution 6,631.0 MP
Digital Zoom 120x
Type Standard
Optical Zoom 10x
Storage Type Internal & Removable
Weight 17.99 Oz.

Product Identifiers

Model HDR-XR550VE

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