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Sony DCR-SX45

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Sony DCR-SX45. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the memory and image quality. The size and portability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and zoom. There are mixed views on the durability and battery.

usability, portability, size, image quality, memory

price, zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SX45 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Anthony (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR SX45

 

All ready left a review on the Sony DCR-SX45E Handycam and there has been a lot of people that say the problem they are having is to do with the viewing screen, that they can't see the image they are filming. The way that I got around this was to alter...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Kenneth (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR SX45

 

Small size and thus carrying.

The 70x zoom does give rise to picture wobble, even with the Steadyshot. Can't be helped. Also, I wish it had a roper viewfinder. Tried filmimg a bird in flight, very difficult with the screen and no viewfinder.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Gwyneth (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR SX45

 

Easy to use. You can purchase a bigger battery and very high capacity SD cards which it ideal for for holiday video. Lots of video can be stored and you can be out and about for hours with a large battery and not have to worry about charging it. The...

Quality of video is not that good, (nowhere near as good as my previous DV tape Sony Handycam). If you want quality, you will require a HD camcorder or a DV tape type, but video files will be much bigger.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Gwyneth (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR SX45

 

Easy to use. You can purchase a bigger battery and very high capacity SD cards which it ideal for for holiday video. Lots of video can be stored and you can be out and about for hours with a large battery and not have to worry about charging it. The...

Quality of video is not that good, (nowhere near as good as my previous DV tape Sony Handycam). If you want quality, you will require a HD camcorder or a DV tape type, but video files will be much bigger

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Philip (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR SX45

 

Easy to handle and opperate

Editing rather limited with software suplied

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: david (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR SX45

 

EASY TO USE WITH GOOD RESULTS

ONLY SUITABLE FOR INDOOR USE AS OUTSIDE ALL YOU GET IS YOUR OWN REFLECTION IN THE SCREEN SO AIMING AND FOCUSSING AT WHAT YOU WANT TO RECORD IS DIFFICULT TO SAY THE LEAST. PURCHASED IT FOR OUTDOOR USE SO AM BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Alan (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR SX45

 

Plenty.

Does not accomadate a large hand within the strap so I dont use it, as using the strap means I cant work the start button.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: martin (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR SX45

 

My camera had a problem. Because I had bought it through EBay (new) Sony would not honour the warranty and wanted more money to fix it then the camera cost, which is ridiculous. I will never buy another Sony product.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Lucy (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR SX45

 

Would recommend, bought this product for holiday for all the family to use, including our children aged 10 and 12 they both found it really easy to use. very light weight and brilliant value for money also very easy to download and play back.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: david (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR SX45

 

Easy to use. Good optical zoom. Light to carry round.

Battery supplied with camera has short life. Had to spend extra to get a battery with a reasonable life.

Mar, 2012