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Sony DCR-SX34

Sony DCR-SX34
alaScore 78

70 reviews

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Sony DCR-SX34. 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 size. The design and price also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed views about the image quality.

usability, price, design, size, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SX34 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Oct, 2016

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Sony Handycam DCR-SX34E


Touch screen

it is slightly hard to delete a video however it means you dont delete them by mistake

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

800k CCD sensor Carl Zeiss lens with 60x optical zoom SteadyShot Face Detection 6.7cm/2.7" wide Clear Photo LCD Power on by LCD Video light Direct copy DVDirect Express compatibility Stereo sound Face index and film roll index Works with iMovie


Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:NP-FV30
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FV30

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:3
Progressive Scan: No


Colour of product:Blue / Red / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2 / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

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


Built-in Flash: No

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:4GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 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):1.8 - 108
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



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.41Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:490Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Internal Memory:4096
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Noise Reduction: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:White fader / Black fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.5

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes