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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of DCR-SX 50. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the memory and zoom. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the battery. The price and color get less positive views.

usability, portability, size, zoom, memory

image quality, design, viewfinder, color, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the DCR-SX 50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 23 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Peter (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX50


ease of use

Reviewer left no comment

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: jaiyesh (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX50


Easy to use & operate, lightweight

Battery supplied was not very good in that it discharged very quickly ; Replacement Sony Batteries are expensive

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: alex (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX50


i am not a professional nor an amature, only a user for home and social use. I find the product easy to use and gives clear pictures. i am very satisfied with the product and would recommend it . it is an investment

the battery needs recharging ,so take your charger if you need to shoot for long period of time

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Gordon (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX50


All aspects of the camera as advertised

Needs a microphone cover on the camera to prevent wind noise, a purpose designed self adhesive, sound transparent fibre cover as an accessory option would be a good posibility, I have used a piece of deep pile fabric which has proved to be quite...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Robert (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX50


Good lightweight camera basically point & record ,Image quality good in most lighting conditions indoor and outdoor Toggle through video and still picture taking quick and easy, software provided easy to understand for editing and storage The battery...

Tripod needed for 60x zoom model to steady image

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX50


small, light, full of features, but with an easy to use facility

the video on-of thumb button means holding the camera in an awkward fashion; it seems to me the button should be on the left of teh battery rather than on the right (for right handed operators). But all camcorders of this design from other makers also...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX50


size,point and shoot

poor picture quality menu can be complicated

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Kathleen (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX50


Extremely easy to use - it almost does it all for you. Sound zoom excellent. Small and lightweight - easily fits in a pocket. I bought it one day, tried it for a few minutes then recorded an amateur show on it - feedback was that it was very good - and...

None that I have found - sorry I left it so long before buying one

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX50


Light, nice and easy to use and put in the pocket ready ot use at a moments notice. Unlike my old tape camcorder

Lack of "eyepiece" for use in bright conditions ( Unable to use the screen in sunny conditions . All I get is a reflection of operator!!) Need a big hat

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Andy (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX50


I bought this to record "movies", however, I have used it quite a bit to take still shots. Its size makes it ideal to slip in your pocket and film shots whenver you like. It's much better than I expected


Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


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


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Duo / Pro Duo
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/3
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/3500


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