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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

    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.

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    4.0

    Great Product for the price

    By VJ

    from PA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • 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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