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SonyDCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black)
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Zoom range/performance (17)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Great picture quality (11)
  • Image stabilization (11)
  • Large clear LCD (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home movies (8)
  • Travel (8)
  • Movies/short films (3)
  • Weddings (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (13), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Buy! Great Camcorder

I bought the camera to record/document my many travels and record different places that I've visited....The DCR-SX45 is PERFECT for this use. It's so compact and light it will go anywhere...Read complete review

I bought the camera to record/document my many travels and record different places that I've visited....The DCR-SX45 is PERFECT for this use. It's so compact and light it will go anywhere and it's 14hr battery it a tremendous bonus....I did buy an additional 7hr battery as back up just in case. I'm still familiarizing myself with the many function and love the user friendly software it comes with...Unfortunately the auto focus isn't as bright in dark places. I would have like more auto lighting. However there is a light you can turn on when you need extra lighting.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's not the product that i thought it w

things that are GREAT is it's very compact, easy to use.It doesn't take too much space on PC or on SDHC cards.

Things that are NOT GREAT. I had to buy 2...Read complete review

things that are GREAT is it's very compact, easy to use.It doesn't take too much space on PC or on SDHC cards.

Things that are NOT GREAT. I had to buy 2 batteries long duty .because battery is only for 1.5 hour.The Image was not great (i thought it would be HD).When you do zooming the image go worse.

Reviewed by 17 customers

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4.0

Great Product for the price

By VJ

from PA

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Blue):

Great Product for the price. Easy to use out of the box.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love it

By A mom

from South Hadley, MA

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Zoom

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

    Bought as a gift for my daughter's 20th birthday! Mostly being used for fun and a few college projects. Quality of video is great and easy to use.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Buy! Great Camcorder

    By Stone Soup

    from Sherman Oaks, CA

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Software
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

    • Poor In Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • Home Movies
    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel

    Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Blue):

    I bought the camera to record/document my many travels and record different places that I've visited....The DCR-SX45 is PERFECT for this use. It's so compact and light it will go anywhere and it's 14hr battery it a tremendous bonus....I did buy an additional 7hr battery as back up just in case. I'm still familiarizing myself with the many function and love the user friendly software it comes with...Unfortunately the auto focus isn't as bright in dark places. I would have like more auto lighting. However there is a light you can turn on when you need extra lighting.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Zoom is outta this world

    By faithwalker

    from Lily,Ky

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Zoom range/performance
    • Zooms in on small details

    Cons

    • No cons found

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

    I will be using the camcorder to document cemeteries
    The zoom is most helpful in retrieving hard to reach data.
    It is high tech and well worth the money

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    • No

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it so far!

    By Bill

    from NJ

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Blue):

        Nice camera...nothing bad to say. We were looking for a simple video camera to replace the one we had which was 9 years old. Our old Sony worked perfectly the whole 9 years (and still does...just tired of tapes) so we looked for another. This has been perfect. Super light weight, touch screen controls so really easy to use, and it takes really nice video. So far, we are really happy.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Sony Handy Cam

        By Video Girl

        from Western Springs, IL

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Silver):

            I bought the Sony handy cam for my daughter. It has been very easy for her to use and it takes great video and wonderful pictures. She has been very happy with how easy it has been to use. I give it 4 stars.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Blac

            By liemalpine

            from new orlean louisiana

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Travel

              Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

              good basic camcorder

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great camcorder

              By Sporttrainer

              from Harpers Ferry, WV

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Great Zoom
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Travel

                Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                I love this camera. It is easy to use,compact, and takes high-quality pictures and film.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not bad for what I needed

                By Bob Vacation

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • LCD unusable in the Sun

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Silver):

                  I would have rated this with 5 stars but the lack of a view finder makes this unit almost unusable in the direct sun light as the 3 inch touch screen is great it can not be seen in the sun light and there are no adjustments to help at all. So do not expect to be able to see what you are filming when you are out in the sun. Otherwise great unit with out HD.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  value for money camcorder for everyday

                  By prakash

                  from Galveston , TX

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                      I find this as an very usefull worth its penny and a usefull gadget addition to my stock . Its hand and is easily operable by ever one. Even though professional may think otherwis e sure we cannot shoot a hollywood movie but definetely fair enough in catching our everyday life.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Value for your money

                      By Saikat

                      from Central islip, NY

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Sound
                      • Great Zoom

                      Cons

                      • Poor Still Image

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                      Easy to handle, movie quality is very good though still picture quality is very poor. It's size is fit to carry . Al together gr8 camera within a small budget.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Def. recommended!

                      By YNP

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies

                        Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Blue):

                        This product is a great choice for a household camcorder. it's small and lightweight so its easy to store. its simple and easy to figure out how to use. the touch screen is clear and easy to use and you wont find yourself jamming at it to get it to register what you are pushing. the lens is steady and the footage you shoot is clear! i def. recommend this product!

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                        • Yes

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Simple enough to use

                        By pattinyc

                        from Poughkeepsie NY

                        About Me Video Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Great Sound
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Zoom range/performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                            I bought this camcorder & for what I need it for it's fine & the clarity is very good. It's simple enough to use & I'm enjoying it. I'd recommend it to any amateur camera person. I have to say the pixels are very good and the audio works good. If you need something more high end then I'd invest in a more expensive camera but if you just want to use it for vacations & family gatherings it's fine.

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                            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Worst Camcorder I Ever Bought!!!!

                            By TVBob

                            from The Dalles, OR

                            About Me Pro Videographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Return it

                                Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                                It had such bad video, I returned it. It was by far the worst I have ever owned. So much for Sony quality!

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                                • No

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                                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                It's not the product that i thought it w

                                By Antoine

                                from Montreal, Canada

                                About Me Video Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Great Sound
                                • Large Clear LCD

                                Cons

                                • Poor Image Quality
                                • Poor In Low Light

                                Best Uses

                                • Conferences

                                Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                                things that are GREAT is it's very compact, easy to use.It doesn't take too much space on PC or on SDHC cards.

                                Things that are NOT GREAT. I had to buy 2 batteries long duty .because battery is only for 1.5 hour.The Image was not great (i thought it would be HD).When you do zooming the image go worse.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Very nice!

                                By Sergio

                                from Brazil

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Great Sound
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Zoom range/performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                                  I intend to use when travelling and family events.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great camcorder

                                  By john5

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                  • Great Sound
                                  • Large Clear LCD

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Still Image

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black):

                                  Great Camcoder!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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