The Sony HDR-CX330 comes with a battery, HDMI and charging cable with mains plug. The charging cable also serves as a USB cable. It is the USB connector easily from the grip of the camera out and can therefore invite both the camera, as well as copy data to a PC. A very handy feature that solves the tangling. Similarly, a WiFi function to exchange data with a smartphone or tablet available. The lens cap is manually activated by a lever.
The image quality is perfect in the highest quality. I've seen the video on a full HD projector with 2m screen and could not detect any weaknesses. The image stabilization does its job very well. From extreme wobble is a slight hesitation. Normal tremor or movement while running is well damped. The colors are pleasant neutral in good light. In the MP4 setting the colors are muddy and the image is blurred, which is caused by the high compression of video. For web images, the MP4 sufficient quality. In the highest resolution still images are possible at the movies!
The G Lens from Sony makes a good impression. In wide-angle mode, you can approach to 1-2cm to the film to object to even depict it can sharply. In zoom range which fails quite violently, making the image stabilizer right mind when you do not have this objective. Sony has fortunately built reasonable lenses also in the beginners class.
User-friendly, the small HDR-CX330 is definitely. Open and absorb. Could not be simpler. Recognizing the automatic scene modes, whether it is for example a close-up or a landscape shot and set the camera accordingly.
The transmission of films on the PC is via USB cable at an acceptable speed. Since the USB cable plugs into the camera always in your hands, you can not forget it. The control of the settings in the menu is done with a joystick. Because you get used quickly.
The display screen is quite useful as a viewfinder and to adjust the menu. For entry-level camera, the screen is ok.
Two-channel stereo Dolby Digital takes on the built-in microphone and in a reasonable quality. One way to connect an external microphone, the HDR-CX330 does not have. Also missing on the camera of multi-functional shoe, which allows the connection of additional devices such as microphone, lamp, etc.. The opportunity Filmer will not miss this.
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a great and inexpensive entry-level camera that gives no mystery in the operation and also offers beginners a quick entry into the video films. Due to its small dimensions, the camera fits in pockets and can thus be taken more often. Particularly when hiking you will certainly take the camera often times and create beautiful landscapes. The image stabilization works very well.
The price-performance ratio is very good at the Sony HDR-CX330.