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Sony DCR-SX45E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of Sony DCR-SX45E. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the viewfinder. Views are divided on the color.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SX45E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-SX45E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony DCR-SX45E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the color and image quality.

usability, size, portability, reliability, design

zoom, image quality, color

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSX45ES Handycam Camcorder - Silver (60x Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch Touch LCD)Sony Handycam DCR-SX45E - Camcorder - widescreen - 800 Kpix - optical zoom: 60 x - supported memory: SD, MS PRO Duo, SDXC, MS PRO Duo Mark2, SDHC, MS Sony Handycam DCR-SX45E - Camcorder - widescreen - 800 Kpix - optical zoom: 6...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-SX45E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 user reviews of Sony DCR-SX45E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the durability. There are some critical comments about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

viewfinder

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SX45 Handycam Camcorder (Blue)Sony DCR-SX45 Handycam Camcorder (Black)AC Adapter Charger for Sony Handycam DCR-SX40 DCR-SX43 DCR-SX44 DCR-SX45 DCRSX45

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam DCR review: Sony Handycam DCR

 

The Handycam DCR-SX series is Sony's flash-memory-based standard-definition ultracompact camcorder. It's made up of three models that differ only by storage amounts: the SX45 has no internal memory; the SX65 has 4GB built in; and the SX85 has 16GB of...

The Sony Handycam DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 are easy-to-use ultracompact camcorders with good active electronic image stabilization and a built-in USB cable for quick uploads.

The DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 produce very soft and noisy video with noticeable fringing on subjects even at small sizes. There are no mic or headphone jacks, and the electronic image stabilization won't help you with the lens fully extended.

Sony's Handycam DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 standard-definition camcorders pack a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model.

Jun, 2011
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Consumer review by: Grunty (sonystyle.com)

Amazing camcorder

 

i had a flip and it was ok video but terrible mic now my mic is amazing and great video quality to.

easy to use, great zoom, amazing camera

mic isn't the best but better than flip

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: moni (sonystyle.com)

Great little camcorder!

 

I received this camcorder on Christmas, and so far I love it! It has a lot of features that I like such as touch screen controls, easy settings, steadyshot, and a built in USB. It's very easy to use, I charged it and simply set the date and started...

small, easy to use w/touch screen controls, great lens

had to "reset" battery once to record

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Bstrngr8 (dell.com)

Handycam DCR-SX45/B 60X Zoom Digital Camcorder

 

Easy to use, great picture quality, easy to learn.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Anonymous (dell.com)

Love this little guy!

 

SO easy to use, Great size and weight. So compact to transport. Has all the easy connections for your computer, TV and my only regret is that I waited SO long to purchase this! BUY ONE!

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: CharlesC713 (dell.com)

Simple to use and worth the investment

 

For a low cost entry level video camera the Sony DCRSX45 is an excellent choice. While it doesn't have an internal memory the flash card is plenty fast. Easy intuitive controls, zoom works well, gets choppy with the digital zoom cranked all the way....

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Lexi (abt.com)

Favorite Christmas Gift!

 

Easy to use!

Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD, Easy to Use, Great Zoom, Zoom range/performance, Great Sound, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Bob (abt.com)

product evaluation

 

I am pretty satisfied with the camera I purchased. It is compact and has all the necessary features one may need.

Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Zoom range/performance, Good in Low Light, Easy to Use

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Sony DCR-SX45 SD Memory Card Compact Camcorder, Black

 

his is a pretty good camcorder for the price. I wanted a new one to replace the four year old camcorder I had and this one was a good replacement. The only bad thing I would say is that it's grainy a little bit, but it's not a bad grainy. But,...

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Sony DCR-SX45 SD Memory Card Compact Camcorder, Black

 

good camcorder as at price

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Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/8''

Connectivity

Digital Input:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Pro-HG / MS Pro
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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