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Sony DCR-SX45E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 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. Opinions about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the color and durability. Many are critical about the viewfinder.

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 210 reviews)

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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 generally positive. The portability and size are also appreciated, but the color and image quality get less positive opinions.

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...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-SX45E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 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. Many are negative about the viewfinder, while there are some mixed views about the durability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

viewfinder

83% 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)Sony DCR-SX45 Handycam Camcorder (Silver)

Aug, 2015

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
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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

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

Consumer review by: trekrider (staples.com)

Good Camera; lousy packing job

 

It works surprizingly well considering the extremely poor packaging job. The outside box was crushed and on the top there was a hole which was only covered in packing tape. There was no packing inside so the camera box was left to just bounce around.

Easy to Use

Poor In Low Light

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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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