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Sony Handycam DCR SX50E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SX50E. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and memory. The design and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the durability. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SX50E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCR SX50E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SX50E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and memory. The design and portability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the price.

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSX50E Handycam Camcorder With 16GB Internal Memory (11hrs) - SilverSony DCRSX50E Handycam Camcorder With 16GB Internal Memory (11hrs) - Silver

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DCR-SX50E Camcorder

 

There is a 16 GB hard drive that is built into this camcorder, that results in the ability to be able to record and save 11 hours of video on this camcorder at any one time. If that isn't enough already, just plug in an additional memory stick and you...

Overall the Sony DCR-SX50E is a very good camera, although as this camera is a little more fragile than many others it’s well worth buying a case for this as the small cost of these is nothing in comparison to having to buy a brand new camcorder. This...

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Records up to 11 hours of high quality standard definition video on 16-Gb internal flash memory plus HYBRID recording on optional Memory Stick 800 k pixel CCD sensor Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 60x optical zoom/2000x digital zoom SteadyShot image stabilization for clearer video and stills when shooting handheld Face Index and Film Roll Index for quick, easy searches 2.7

Audio

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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.6
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH30
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH30

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Minimum illumination:6
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback zoom (max):Y
Progressive Scan: No

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.7cm
Height:5.9cm
Weight:240g
Width:5.7cm

Display

Display:Hybrid LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123200

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

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SX50E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.49
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 2340
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 108
Image stabilizer: Yes
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:0.49Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8" ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Y
Internal Memory:16000
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Metering:Spot
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2
Recording speed:HQ (9Mbps) / SP (6Mbps) / LP (3Mbps)
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7
Height :5.9
Weight:240
Width:5.7

White balance

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