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Sony DCR-SX83E hand-held camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Sony DCR-SX83E hand-held camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the battery and zoom. The price and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the design and viewfinder.

portability, usability, price, zoom, battery

viewfinder, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SX83E hand-held camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony DCR-SX83E hand-held camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on

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This summary is based on the products: SONY NP-FV30, NP-FV50 Replacement Camcorder Battery for SONY HDR-XR550E, HDR-XR350E, HDR-XR150E, DCR-SX83E, DCR-SX63E, DCR-SX34E CamcordersSONY NP-FV30, NP-FV50 Replacement Camcorder Battery for SONY HDR-XR550E, HDR-XR350E, HDR-XR150E, DCR-SX83E, DCR-SX63E, DCR-SX34E Camcorders

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications

Wrap your hands around the first standard definition camcorder to feature the advanced "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, which delivers stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and reduced noise. The ultra-compact DCR-SX83 Handycam camcorder also features 16GB of embedded flash memory which offers room to capture and store up to 44 hours of video (SD LP mode), while a 25x optical/300x digital zoom lens helps capture close-ups from far away. Plus, the vibrant 2.7" display is perfect for viewing and reliving your memories.


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

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


Color of product:Silver

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 Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536

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

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:3.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Filter size:1.18
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.35Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:4.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4 / 1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:Exmor R CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Flash memory:16

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

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