Sony Handycam DCR-SX45
Released February, 2011
The Pros:Touch-screen interface on the LCD is easy to use, well designed. Compact and lightweight build - don't notice the weight at all. Impressive zoom, can get right up close to distant subjects.
The Cons:Doesn't have built-in HDD space, need to use a memory card. Low resolution 230K dot display.
The Sony Handycam DCR-SX45 is one of three flash memory-based digital camcorders (DCR-SX85, DCR-SX65 and DCR-SX45) released together in early 2011. It features a 60x optical zooms lens with support for a 70x extended zoom, a touch-screen display, and a variety of expansion options like Memory Stick and SD/SDHC.
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Unlike the other two models, the DCR-SX45 offers absolutely zero internal memory, which means a memory card is required to capture and store any content. Speaking of which, the camcorder supports 720p video footage and HD still images, as well as stereo audio. One notable feature is Direct Copy, which lets users move footage directly from the camera to any external HDD without relying on a PC.
- Handheld Digital Camcorder
- Advanced HAD CCD Imager Sensor
- 60x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
- 70x Extended Zoom
- 2000x Digital Zoom
- Touch-Screen Clear Photo LCD Display
- 720p Video Capture (MPEG2)
- HD Still Capture (JPEG)
- Built-In Microphone
- Monaural Speaker
- Intelligent Auto
- SteadyShot Image Stabilization
- Face Detection
- Direct Copy to External HDD
- Sony Picture Motion Browser (PMB)
- Memory Stick PRO Duo
- SD/SDHC/SDXC Expansion
- Composite Video Out
- S Video Out
- USB TypeA/AB Port
- Lithium Ion Battery
User Reviews (2)
touch-screen interface on the LCD is easy to use, well designed
compact and lightweight build - don't notice the weight at all
impressive zoom, can get right up close to distant subjects
easy to copy files onto an external source, just drag/drop
lens cover is built-in, won't ever lose it
intuitive design, can hand it to a child and they can use it no problem
records to easy to find, affordable, and capacious SD/SDHC/SDXC, or Sony's proprietary Memory Stick PRO Duo flash storage
doesn't have built-in HDD space, need to use a memory card
low resolution 230K dot display
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