Sony Handycam DCR-SX45 Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • Standard definition video
  • 60x optical zoom
  • Digital image stabilization
  • 3-inch touch LCD (230k pixels)
  • MPEG-2PS format
  • Built-in USB cable
  • LED video light
  • Face detection
  • Captures to Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo/SD/SDHC cards
  • Release Date: 2011-02-15
  • Final Grade: 78 3.9 Star Rating: Recommended


Sony Handycam DCR-SX45
Standard definition video; 60x optical zoom; Digital image stabilization; 3-inch touch LCD (230k pixels); MPEG-2PS format; Built-in USB cable; LED video light; Face detection; Captures to Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo/SD/SDHC cards
By , Last updated on: 5/12/2016

Sony's SX45 is a straightforward standard-definition camcorder, nothing more, nothing less. Some folks still prefer standard-def video cameras -- if they don't have an HDTV or a computer that can handle HD video, there's no point in recording anything in high-def. For those folks, the SX45 will be a very solid option. The 60x optical zoom range is certainly powerful, though the image stabilization is digital-only so a tripod is a must-have. And like all 2011 Sony Handycams, the SX45 features a built-in USB cable. It captures exclusively to Memory Stick or SD/SDHC cards; check out the SX65 or SX85, which come with 4GB and 16GB of embedded flash memory, respectively and are otherwise identical.

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