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Sony Handycam DCR-SX33

Sony Handycam DCR-SX33
alaScore 80

65 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good opinions.

price, usability, image quality, portability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR-SX33 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 40 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-SX33 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

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98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sony Handycam DCR-SX33E


It's been awhile since I had a handycam. The last one I got was four or five years ago. I can't remember the exact series but the brand was JVC. I was so disappointed with it and got hooked with buying ordinary digital camera's instead. But since this...

I’m only having a hard time looking for a handycam case here due to it’s small size. It would have been great if the package came with other accessories. And one more thing also, when I tried to plug it on a old model Sony TV, no picture or sounds came...

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Sony Handycam DCR-SX33


Not really into video, but on a recent trip to china I found it very easy to use, especially being able to switch between video and stills

Reviewer left no comment


Consumer review by:

good value


purchased for this summer holidays, found camcorder easy to use. picture play back onto pc and tv quality not good as expected but o.k for unprofessional use. light mode in dark conditions was a good extra to have.

cheep and easy to use small and compact

picture play back quality average

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No brainer purchase


I have been looking around for a quality camcorder for some time and while I would like to have gone for a full HD version, they don't seem to be coming down in price very quickly & my budget wouldn't really stretch that far. Having read a few reviews...

price, quality sony brand, features, weight, looks

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/8''


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Pro-HG / MS Pro
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Standard Definition


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/3
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/3500


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3