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Sony DCR-SX15

alaTest has collected and analysed 74 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the image quality. There are some less positive reviews about the features.

usability, price, portability, size


We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SX15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony DCR-SX15 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the durability and battery. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the image quality.

usability, price, portability, battery, durability

image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSX15EB Handycam Camcorder - Black (50x Optical Zoom, 0.8 MP, 2.7 inch LCD)Sony DCRSX15EB Handycam Camcorder - Black (50x Optical Zoom, 0.8 MP, 2.7 inch LCD)

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV30
Video recording time:1.75 / 13.5


Minimum illumination:3


Colour of product:Black / Silver


Display diagonal:6.86


Built-in Flash: No

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:960000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3 / 25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1800
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 1950 / 39 - 2200
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 90
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:50

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4.7
Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):1.9
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC / MS PRO, SD, SDHC


Maximum Video Resolution:640 x 480
Video formats supported:MPEG2


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.5
Weight:190 / 530

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto