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Sony DCR-SX45E

We have collected and analyzed 2 expert reviews and 69 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 59/100 and users rate it 82/100. The average review date is Jan 26, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 201637 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 23, 2014.

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(Based on 71 reviews)

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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.

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"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

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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

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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

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"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.

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Amazon review summary for Sony DCR-SX45E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 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.

value for money, usability, image quality, portability, battery

viewfinder

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

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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

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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

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Handycam DCR-SX45/B 60X Zoom Digital Camcorder

 

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

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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!

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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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