Sony Handycam HDR-CX760 Camcorder Review$1,499.00
With high-end camcorders, all video looks reasonably sharp in bright light, so the Sony CX760V's solid scores in this test aren't what sets it apart from the pack. Still, the camcorder's results were very good and they do deserve praise. In our test, the CX760V managed a horizontal sharpness of 750 lw/ph and a vertical sharpness of 800 lw/ph, with both of these numbers coming from the camcorder's 1080/60p record mode (the highest quality setting on the camcorder). Shooting at 60i the sharpness levels dropped a bit, but not by a huge margin. More on how we test video sharpness.
Sony, like many manufacturers, updated the optical image stabilization system on its high-end Handycams this year—and the results were seriously impressive. In our testing, the CX760V managed to reduce the shake by an average of 90% with its image stabilization (called optical SteadyShot) engaged. These results were even better than what we measured, albeit slightly, on the HDR-PJ710V from Sony. This tiny improvement probably has to do with the CX760V’s slightly lighter frame than its cousin-cam with its built-in projector.