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Sony DCR-SX45E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 reviews of Sony DCR-SX45E. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and features are also appreciated. Views are divided on the resolution. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and color.

usability, features, portability, price, image quality

color, 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 13 user reviews of Sony DCR-SX45E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The zoom and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the color.

size, usability, zoom, price, portability

color

85% 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...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-SX45E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of Sony DCR-SX45E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the image quality and portability are on the whole positive. The price and features also get good feedback. There are mixed opinions on the resolution and durability, and many are less positive about the viewfinder.

usability, features, price, portability, image quality

viewfinder

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SX45 Handycam Camcorder (Silver)AC Adapter Charger for Sony Handycam DCR-SX40 DCR-SX43 DCR-SX44 DCR-SX45 DCRSX45Sony DCR-SX45 Handycam Camcorder (Blue)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SX45 (Black)

 

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: ramprasad1211 (cnet.com)

Video quality is worst

 

I got this a month back. I was so exited about this. But when I used it I felt so dis-appointed. Infact felt really bad. Video quality is worst. The video is not clear even on handycam while playback. I got it exchanged with Full HD handycam. So guys i...

built-in USB cable

Video quality. Its all blurred

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: shuchi0000 (cnet.com)

"worst 4 still photography even video quality is blurred"

 

i'm very disappointed total waste of money worst still photography and blurred video recording

design is good

video &picture quality

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: ramprasad1211 (cnet.com)

Video quality is worst

 

I got this a month back. I was so exited about this. But when I used it I felt so dis-appointed. Infact felt really bad. Video quality is worst. The video is not clear even on handycam while playback. I got it exchanged with Full HD handycam. So guys i...

built-in USB cable

Video quality. Its all blurred

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: ramprasad1211 (cnet.com)

"Video quality is worst"

 

I got this a month back. I was so exited about this. But when I used it I felt so dis-appointed. Infact felt really bad. Video quality is worst. The video is not clear even on handycam while playback. I got it exchanged with Full HD handycam. So guys i...

built-in USB cable

Video quality. Its all blurred.

Jul, 2011

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: 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: 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: 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
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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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