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Sony Handycam DCR-SX44

Sony Handycam DCR-SX44
alaScore 79

49 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-SX44. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and zoom. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR-SX44 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR-SX44

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-SX44 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the zoom and portability are on the whole positive. The size and price also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, size, portability, zoom

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Laldinfela Pachuau, PCWorld.in (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony DCR-SX44E review

 

The Sony DCR-SX44 features a 1/8-inch CCD sensor that is packed with 800k pixels. Its ultra compact body still manages to pack a hefty Carl Zeiss 60x optical zoom which is one of the strongest feature for a body this small. Besides, it also came with...

The Sony DCR-SX44 is an Ultra compact camcorder from Sony with an impressive 60x optical zoom. But it shoots below average standard definition video and its ineffective image stabilisation makes it impossible to shoot watchable videos at the tele end.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Laldinfela Pachuau (pcworld.in)

Sony DCR-SX44E

 

The flash memory based and ultra compact camcorder, the Sony DCR-SX44E has 60x optical zoom and shoots SD video.

60x optical zoom ; Swiveling screen ; Ultra compact and simple design ; Supports SD card and Memory Stick PRO Duo

Ineffective image stabilization ; Poor color reproduction ; Video lack details and sharpness

Ultra compact camcorder from Sony, the DCR-SX44 has a 60x optical zoom but it shoots below average standard definition video and its ineffective image stabilization makes it impossible to shoot watchable videos at the tele end.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: JoeMB (newegg.com)

Great Camcorder!

 

Incredible optical zoom (60x), utilizes SD cards instead of just Memory Stick PRODuo, 4 GB of internal memory, built-in LED, built-in stereo mics, video can be shot in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio

No time lapse recording

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: jduquillas (sony.com)

Camera

 

This camera lives up to it's name very well, it's one very "Handycam"! This lil camera weighs next to nothing and is a very small unit which makes it very appealing for me because you can take it anywhere to any event and take some very respectable...

Light and compact, very easy to use, smart focusing ;

none at all ;

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: brianna (sony.com)

Best Purchase

 

i just got this camcorder today and i absolutly love it! it is so small and cute! THe blue is actually more purple.make sure you get the dvd cds 5 gb or higher not anything lower. they dont workd so i just used windows dvd burner and it worked great!!

Everythingg

Nothingg

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: cranberryam (sony.com)

excellent video camera!!!

 

i love my camera, i got it to capture my little girls...don't want to miss a thing and it does the job. so easy to use and get onto my computer. usb cable easily transfers media. ok picture. it easily fits into my hand, my three year old has figured...

clear & quality picture and sound, price, easy to carry

nothing so far

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: KCRyback (sony.com)

Great quality and value

 

This camera lives up to it's name very well, it's one very "Handycam"! This lil camera weighs next to nothing and is a very small unit which makes it very appealing for me because you can take it anywhere to any event and take some very respectable...

Light and compact, very easy to use, smart focusing

none at all

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: lynntn (viewpoints.com)

Sony DCR-SX44 Camcorder ”

 

I received this for Christmas and am thrilled so far!!

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: bandgeek05 (viewpoints.com)

perfect for recording those life moments! ”

 

The sony DCR-SX44E flash media camcorder is definitely small portable and easy to use!  This handycam is going to give you the best view on everything you can find as it impresses with 60 times optical zoom along with an additional 200x digital zoom,...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: TrongNgo (viewpoints.com)

Great Camcorder, Both for Entry-level and Fre ”

 

Since its purchase on Monday, April 6, 2009 at my local Best Buy, I've been very satisfied with this wonderful, portable camcorder. Before I purchased this camcorder, I used to produce videos with both my Hitachi VM-E635LA 8mm and RCA CC6262 VHS-C...

Nov, 2010
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Product Specifications

Boasting a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens and powerful 60x optical zoom, the ultra-compact DCR-SX44 Handycam camcorder captures extremely tight shots, even from far away. There's also a convenient built-in LED video light which makes it easier to capture the moment in low-light situations. Boasting a 2.7" touch panel display with excellent viewing clarity and improved resolution (230K pixels), it a breeze to frame your shots. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel also allows easy access to menus.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick PRO Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick Duo / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:2.2in
Weight:6.7oz
Width:2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Snow / Beach / Candle / Sunset / Twilight mode / Fireworks / Portrait mode / Landscape / Spotlight / Sunrise

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:4GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SX44
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-6.0
Max Focal Length:108mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:60
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8 / 1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8 ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None