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Sony DCR-SX21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Sony DCR-SX21. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The zoom and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SX21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-SX21


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony DCR-SX21 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the usability. The price also gets good feedback. Many are negative about the image quality.

portability, price, usability

image quality

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SX 21 EB Black Videocamera, DCRSX21EB.CENSony DCR-SX 21 EB Black Videocamera, DCRSX21EB.CEN

May, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:MP-FV30 / NP-FV30
Battery voltage:8.4


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:3
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Colour of product:Black / Silver


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:960 x 240
Display resolution (numeric):230000 / 230400


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: Yes


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.49
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 1.8 / 25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1800
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 2223
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 102.6
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:5.7
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:57 / 67

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Candlelight, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 5.7
Manual Focus: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

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


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD / MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS, MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS Pro Duo, SD
Maximum memory card size:80
Memory slots:1


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 480 / 720 x 576
Video formats supported:MPEG2


Viewfinder Type:Electrical / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3 / 12.4
Height :5.5 / 5.55
Weight:195 / 240

White balance

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