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Sony Handycam DCR SX43

Sony Handycam DCR SX43
alaScore 83

3 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SX43. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The portability and design are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the zoom.

design, portability, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SX43 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Sony DCR-SX43 camcorder


A user-friendly Sony camcorder that shoots in standard-def

Good video for asking price, 60x optical zoom, sleek and attractive design

Slow moving zoom, some minor issues with touch screen

The Sony DCR-SX43 is a good choice for videographers with standard-definition TVs. It's sexy, compact and a reliable performer.

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Minimum illumination:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Colour of product:Blue / Grey / Red / Silver


Display diagonal:6.86

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 2340
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 108
Optical Zoom:60

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Interface:USB 2.0, A/V out
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:500
Minimum processor:1.66GHz
Minimum RAM:512
Minimum system requirements:DirectX 9.0c\nCD-ROM
Night mode: No
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):1.8
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/4000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 360 / 720 x 480


Compatible memory cards:MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC


Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 480
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.3 / 11.2
Height :5.5

White balance

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