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Sony DCR-SX30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews of Sony DCR-SX30. 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. People really like the zoom and price. The size and portability are also appreciated. Comments about the reliability and image quality are different, and many are negative about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SX30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-SX30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony DCR-SX30 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The price and portability also get good opinions, whereas comments are divided on the reliability. There are some critical opinions about the image quality.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSX30EL Handycam Camcorder With 4GB Internal Memory (2h 55mins) - BlueSony DCRSX30EL Handycam Camcorder With 4GB Internal Memory (2h 55mins) - Blue

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:NP-FH30
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH30

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:6

Design

Colour of product:Red / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.7cm
Height:5.9cm
Weight:240g
Width:5.7cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.858 / 6.86 / 68.6

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:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:4GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SX30E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:1/0.315 / 25.4 / 8 / 25.400 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):44 - 2640
Focal length range (f-f):1.08 - 108 / 1.8 - 108 / 1.800 - 108
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-6.0
Max Focal Length:108mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:60
Optical Zoom:60
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.49Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8" ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6
Audio output:1
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Internal Memory:4096
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Noise Reduction:Y / Yes
Sports:Y / Yes
Spotlight:Y / Yes
Twilight:Y / Yes
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge:Y / Yes
S-Video Out:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MS Duo

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 10.700 / 107
Height :5.9 / 5.900 / 59
Weight:240
Width:5.7 / 5.700 / 57

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y / Yes
Onepush white balance:Y / Yes
Outdoor white balance:Y / Yes