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Sony Handycam DCR

Sony Handycam DCR
alaScore 84

43 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The price and zoom are also mentioned favorably.

usability, zoom, price, portability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX85E PAL (silver)


The Handycam DCR-SX series is Sony's flash-memory-based standard-definition ultracompact camcorder. It's made up of three models that differ only by storage amounts: the SX45 has no internal memory; the SX65 has 4GB built in; and the SX85 has 16GB of...

The Sony Handycam DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 are easy-to-use ultracompact camcorders with good active electronic image stabilization and a built-in USB cable for quick uploads.

The DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 produce very soft and noisy video with noticeable fringing on subjects even at small sizes. There are no mic or headphone jacks, and the electronic image stabilization won't help you with the lens fully extended.

Sony's Handycam DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 standard-definition camcorders pack a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Gould (

Sony Handycam DCR-SX40E


The slim Handycam SX-series is fashioned on portability and style. The SX-series features a high-magnification 60x zoom lens to capture faraway subjects as well as one-touch disc burn when connected to the optional DVDirect Express (VRD-P1) DVD Writer.

You might also be a bit disappointed when viewing footage on an HD TV, as there quite a few digital artifacts lurking on the screen. But if all you're recording is the family and friends you'll probably love this tiny camera.

May, 2009

Consumer review by: (

A great camera for the price.


I bought this camera for a vacation. So far I have not given it much use but from what I see of it and what little I have used it it seems to be a great deal for the price.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Kenf, (

Great Product


I'm still learning to use it, but I got some great video of deer under a yard light at night & a large flock of turkey durning the day. Still have a problem with keeping it on target because it is so light, quite unlike my old VHS that weighs 3 pounds...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Val (



I gave this to my daughetr has a mother\'s day gift she loved it.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Great Zoom


May, 2012

Consumer review by: Welopez (



A great price for a feature filled product. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I plan to order a spare battery and carrying bag soon. This videocam will be great for the Caribbean cruise my wife and I have planned for November!

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: steve6250 (

good price


work great and easy to use

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Sissy (

great product


was very happy

Easy to Use","Great Sound","Great Zoom

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: BlackBeltFloyd (

Works great!


Great for the price! Recorded my son in the school orchestra on stage. yes it is a little grainy, but picked up the players just fine in the darkened stage.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: ben (

good deal and price


got camera for taking video of my sons training in firefighting classes video came out great buy the extended battery you will need it had plenty of memory but bought 32 gig card just in case but did not need it thanks guys

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

The Sony DCR-PC10 is the ultimate in high quality easily portable video. This camera fits into a pocket, yet gives you the power of digital technology. The unique combination of a Sony CCD technology and a Carl Zeiss Lens deliver the best available image quality for moving and still images - housed in one of the world's most compact camcorders. 400 lines of horizontal resolution deliver precision video footage with brilliant color reproduction and excellent digital zoom results. Professional quality, precision 12x Optical/150x Digital Zoom provides unparalleled detail and clarity. 4-capsule microphone offers crystal clear stereo separation and superior digital wind noise reduction. A 180k pixel, poly-crystalline silicon LCD provides up to 400 lines of horizontal resolution for spectacular image clarity during recording and playback. Dichroic Prism divides incoming light into red, green, and blue components for incredibly sharp and rich color. Drop-Frame Time Code provides accurate time code for precision editing. Index Titler stores titles (eight colors and two sizes) on Sony DV cassette 4k-memory chip, allowing the titles to be added during or after shooting video. Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with No Memory communicates with camcorder and provides accurate readout in minutes of time remaining. Intelligent Accessory Shoe communicates signals (such as power on/off, Control L, and audio) between the camcorder and accessories to simplify usage. Laserlink Wireless Connection allows you to beam videos from your camcorder to your TV from up to 16 feet away-wire free with optional IFT-R10 receiver. TV Control will turn on most Sony TV's and select the proper input automatically. LP recording lets you record up to 90 minutes of video on a 60-minute mini DV cassette. Super-durable magnesium alloy is used for a tough, rugged, and beautiful chassis. PCM Digital Stereo Audio With Audio Dubbing provides an incredible 96dB of dynamic range for superior audio power, clarity, and accuracy. Audio dubbing lets you record your stereo sound first, then insert your stereo music or narration without disturbing the original soundtrack. Precision Color Viewfinder provides excellent viewing clarity. Super Steadyshot Image Stabilization is a highly sophisticated system of internal motion sensors that detect and eliminate high-frequency vibration for incredibly smooth video. 16: 9 Wide Mode lets you record in the widescreen 16: 9 aspect ratio for video that plays back in cinema mode for an authentic theater-like look.