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Sony Handycam DCR SX31

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SX31. 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 zoom and image quality. The size and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the price. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, portability, size, image quality, zoom

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SX31 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Keith (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX31


Very good internal memory, saving cost of cards etc. A compact straight forward device which is ideal for my needs, family, aviation, pets etc. Good lens cap which even I can`t lose !

I`ve yet to find any.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Ross (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX31


Excellent low weight, good battery life and quick to start up and record, so you don't have to leave it on.

Can't charge the battery whilst using it, it either charges when switched off or powers the camcorder when on. Very frustrating not being able to used the three spare batteries I had for my previous sony tape camcorder, as they don't fit. Menus aren't...

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Bert (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX31


easy mode produces good results,semi manual good in unusual circumstances.VERY light weight and easy to carry,ideal if like me you archive too dvd,just plug in phonos to dvd recorder and of you go,reasonable picture on your dvd without the comp rubbish.

just the LCD really , hard too see in bright light

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX31


Easy to use. Light. Quick to open and start filming. Useful touch screen.

Image quality good be better.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Jo (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX31


The camera is light wieght and very easy to use. You canswitch easily between video andpicture andthe touch screen is sensitive.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: wilf (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX31


It is a remarkable piece of gear. Mivies, Stills and editing are unelievably easy. Had much fun to date.

Can't think of one.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX31


excellent optical zoom, weight, picture quality and value for money

not much actually, just I wish the battrey would last a bit longer. I have not checked but I think the spare battrey might be quite expensive.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Gabriel (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX31


The camera is very lite and very small. The image quality is very good for a camera with standard image quality. The optical zoom is amazing but is hard to keep the camera steady at high zoom.

The battery provided is OK but Sony could offer a battery with a little bit more capacity. The size of the files is really big. The video format is mpeg and that explains a little bit the size of the files. I do not like the fact that if you try to...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX31


Easy to use, very small, very good picture Quality from a SD camera

The record button on the back. as the camera is so light hard to hold steady while pressing record

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Terence (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX31


Easy enough for even me to use

Unable to obtain a spare battery even on the sony site

Jan, 2010