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Sony DCR-SX45E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews of Sony DCR-SX45E. 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. People are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas the viewfinder and durability get less positive reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SX45E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-SX45E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony DCR-SX45E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and reliability are overall positive. The portability and size are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the color and image quality.

usability, size, portability, reliability, design

zoom, image quality, color

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSX45ES Handycam Camcorder - Silver (60x Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch Touch LCD)Sony DCRSX45ES Handycam Camcorder - Silver (60x Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch Touch LCD)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-SX45E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 user reviews of Sony DCR-SX45E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

durability, viewfinder

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SX45 Handycam Camcorder (Blue)Sony DCR-SX45 Handycam Camcorder (Blue)

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV30
Battery voltage:7.2

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show
Minimum illumination:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE, POR
Self-timer:10
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.38
Normal focusing range:1.5

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):0.47
Effective megapixels (movie):0.68
Number of CCDs:1
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 1.8 / 25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.68

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 2340
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 108 / 1.8 - 6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.34
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.9
Optical Zoom:60 / 70

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Candlelight, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset, Twilight

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6
Auto exposure: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP3+\nWindows Vista SP2+\nWindows 7
Flash:N
Lens focal range:1.8 - 108 mm
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar / Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Manual Focus: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):1.8
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser 5.3
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports: No
HDMI: No
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB A

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/4000
Shutter speed (photo):1/4 - 1/4000 / 1/60 - 1/500
Shutter speed (video):1/4 - 1/4000

Still image

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

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.21
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:2

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:9
Capture modes:HQ, LP, SP
Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 480 / 720 x 576
Video formats supported:MPEG2
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,720 x 480

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.3
Height :5.22 / 5.25 / 5.7
Weight:230
Width:5.25 / 5.7

White balance

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