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Sony Handycam DCR SX63

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SX63. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the zoom and price are overall positive. The size and portability also get good opinions. There are some critical reviews about the color and image quality, and views are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, size, price, zoom

image quality, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SX63 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SX63 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the zoom and price. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the color and image quality. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, size, portability, price, zoom

image quality, color

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SX63 Flash memory Handycam CamcorderSony DCR-SX63 Flash memory Handycam Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ¯Â¿Â Arbiter� (

Amazing HandyCam for it's price!


I like the way this HandyCam is and all of it's touch screen features. The the HandyCam Camcorder may not be HD, but it has a High Quality feature where resolution is same as HD :P I bought a 32GB SD card for $40 and it's like a HandyCam Camcorder with...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Xoxomegmgbxoxo (

Nice little camcorder


does not work with mac computer and this is the most commonly used computer in my home i could not view the movies or edit them except on the camcorder itself. i had to purchase a different software to be able to view the movies on my laptop.

easy to use ;


Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Good Choice


This camcorder is good for the price. It records clear image and really portable due to the light weight it has

None so far

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Cornmeal (

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


Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Hulstenaar (

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


May, 2010

Consumer review by: Rams (

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

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Rishi (

Pretty Good for the Price and Brand Name


For the Price I paid, I think this is a good product.__PROS - 1. Really Simple to Use.2. Compact Design3. Videos compatible with Windows as well as Mac4. Low Price. __CONS -1. Not so great in Low light.2. Not good for taking still pictures.3. Video is...

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Capture and share your memories with the ultra-compact DCR-SX63 Handycam camcorder. Conveniently flexible, you can record video footage directly to 16GB of embedded flash memory or removable Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately). A professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens captures crisp, high-resolution images and the 60x optical/2000x digital zoom keeps the action close and personal. Plus, a built-in LED video light makes it easier to capture low-light situations.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FV30

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick PRO Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2 / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB


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:0.34Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8 / 1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8 ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

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
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None