Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony Handycam DCR SX60

Sony Handycam DCR SX60
alaScore 81

40 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and battery are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, image quality, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SX60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

See all Sony Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 40 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 10 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 10 Show Reviews: in English

Expert review by:

Sony Handycam DCR-SX60 Camcorder Review

 

For first-time camcorder users that are shopping the standard definition market, the Sony DCR-SX60 (MSRP $369.99) may seem like a compelling choice. It has easy touchscreen navigation, a great auto mode, and just a couple options in case you want to...

There are few compelling reasons to choose the Sony Handycam DCR-SX60 over any number of competing models. Standard definition camcorders from JVC and Canon will give you better video performance and are just as easy to use. The only real advantage of...

Expert review by:

Sony DCR-SX60 camcorder

 

Standard-def camcorders are being slowly but surely ousted in favour of Full HD, with fewer models entering the market. Sony's DCR-SX60 is a standard-...

60x optical zoom, attractive design, user-friendly interface

Struggled in low lighting, skimps on extra features, a bit too pricey

The Sony DCR-SX60 is an attractive looking standard-definition camcorder that does a reasonable job in the imaging stakes. That said, there are better SD options on the market that cost around the same price.

Expert review by:

Sony DCR-SX60 review

 

The Sony DCR-SX60 is a standard-definition camcorder that costs more than £250, making it something of a rarity. In an era where high-def camcorders cost the same or less, what can the Sony DCR-SX60 offer to justify its premium price tag?

The Sony DCR-SX60 is an attractive looking standard-definition camcorder that does a reasonable job in the imaging stakes. That said, there are better SD options on the market that cost around the same price.

ADVERTISEMENT

Consumer review by:

The Sony DCR-SX60 is a handy, easy to use camcorder.

 

I wanted a compact flash camcorder for holiday and general use without too much of a spend, but also wanted a unit with a good lens, and this has a Zeiss lens so it ticks that box. It was easy to get good results quickly with the DCR-SX60.

Ease of operation, suprisingly good quality images and sound, 16:9 aspect works fine on big screen TV although not HD recorder quality, very light and compact

Hard to find faults, as it does as expected, a bit limited in lower light situations, and still photo quality is poor (then again I didn't buy it for that)

Consumer review by:

Great little camcorder

 

This camcorder has many great features, and is very easy to use. The zoom is very good, and the face detection is a remarkable addition! I recommend this camcorder to anyone who wants high quality in a compact, lightweight package.

compact, lightweight, great clarity

none

Consumer review by:

Perfect for me

 

This is the perfect camera for me. It fits in my pocket, is easy to use and has good picture quality. It's simple to handle as well. Perfect buy.

Small, light, easy to use, good pictures

none

Consumer review by:

Worth investing for your memories ...

 

I bought this camcorder just about a week ago for my soon-to-be-here baby boy. I've been playing with it all week and can honeslty say I recommend this camera to anyone who is looking to record quality video/photo image memories. Easy to transfer to PC...

Compact, internal light works excellent, 16gb internal memory, very light, 180 degree touch screen is very convenient

so far so awesome

Consumer review by:

great item

 

nice and small with great features

Consumer review by:

BEST VALUE HYBRID CAMCORDER

 

Great Camcorder & Digital Camera. 16GB Hard Drive and Memory Stick Pro Duo. Sony quality!

battery life, design, easy to use, Portability/Lightweight/Compact, value for money, video quality, hard drive & memory stick, hybid camcorder & digital camera, zoom microphone

Consumer review by:

One of the best Standard Definition camcorders

 

What's Good? When I bought this thing I was surprised by the size of it, it's tiny, light and very portable. It is very simple and intuitive, you just have to open the LCD and push the record button, the camcorder will work alone. It has a very...

Product Specifications

Chic design meets impressive performance in the ultra-compact DCR-SX60 Handycam camcorder. Conveniently flexible, it can record video to 16GB of embedded memory or removable Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media. A professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens captures crisp, high-resolution images and its 60x optical zoom brings the action up close and personal.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH30

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:2.3in
Weight:8.8oz
Width:2.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SX60
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-6.0
Max Focal Length:108mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:60
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.68Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT