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Sony Handycam DCR SX50E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SX50E. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the battery and memory. The design and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the durability. Comments are divided on the price.

usability, portability, design, memory, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SX50E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SX50E from 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 Reviews about the size and memory are on the whole positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the price.

usability, portability, design, memory, size


71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSX50E Handycam Camcorder With 16GB Internal Memory (11hrs) - SilverSony DCRSX50E Handycam Camcorder With 16GB Internal Memory (11hrs) - Silver

Mar, 2018

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Sony DCR-SX50E Camcorder


There is a 16 GB hard drive that is built into this camcorder, that results in the ability to be able to record and save 11 hours of video on this camcorder at any one time. If that isn't enough already, just plug in an additional memory stick and you...

Overall the Sony DCR-SX50E is a very good camera, although as this camera is a little more fragile than many others it’s well worth buying a case for this as the small cost of these is nothing in comparison to having to buy a brand new camcorder. This...

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio dubbing: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery life (max):1.6
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH30


Minimum illumination:6
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback zoom:Y
Playback zoom (max):Y
Progressive Scan: No


Color of product:Silver


Display:Hybrid LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:123200


Built-in flash: No

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.49
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:1 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.54 - 92.1
Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.54 - 92.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.0709 - 4.25
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:60

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6
Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Internal memory:16000
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2
Recording speed:HQ (9Mbps) / SP (6Mbps) / LP (3Mbps)
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes