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alaScore 83

12 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The usability also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the zoom.

image quality, usability, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the DCR-SX83 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 12 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for DCR-SX83


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of DCR-SX83 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

portability, value for money, usability, battery, build quality

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony DCRSX83 DCR-SX83 16GB Flash Memory Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom + 8GB Accessory Kit

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Excellent Low light camera


I use it while travelling- shooting interesting things, landscapes, nature I like its compactness..good picture quality I miss buttons on the camera has to go deep into a menu to find some basic features..the battery life is low..need to...

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Very Compact

Limited Zoom","Poor Still Image


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 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/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
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)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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