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Sony DCR-SX30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 378 reviews of Sony DCR-SX30. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the memory and price are generally positive. The size and portability are also appreciated, whereas the viewfinder and image quality get less positive views.

usability, portability, size, price, memory

image quality, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SX30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-SX30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony DCR-SX30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and battery. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the image quality. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, battery, design

image quality

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SX30E

 

The Sony Handycam DCR-SX30E camcorder is a relatively decent buy if you don't mind foregoing an HD resolution.

May, 2011

Red dot design award!

Expert review by : reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

Handycam DCR-SX30/SX31/SX40/SX41/SX50/SX60 Flash Memory Camcorder

 

The Handycams in the DCR-SX series have 16 GB of internal memory and a high-capacity rechargeable battery allowing up to 12 hours of recording. The various models are shaped like a cylinder that has been trimmed flat on both sides, giving them a strong...

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DCR-SX30ES Camcorder

 

If your looking for a good camcorder that shoots good video, is pretty small, has good battery life and a large screen but without all the features of a thousand pound camcorder this is the one for you.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DCR-SX30ER Camcorder

 

The good thing about the Sony DCRSX30ER is that it has a very powerful zoom that makes it so easy to focus on far away objects or zoom out on very near objects without causing blurred images. It also comes with complex and unique editing software,...

May, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SX30

 

Small, light, Good grip.

bad fous in dim light, bad picture in dim light.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SX30

 

East to use, light weight and compact.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SX30

 

Small, light, Good grip

bad fous in dim light, bad picture in dim light

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SX30

 

Overall handling very good. Have not made enough use of this to make any further comments but I certainly found it easy to handle compared with my previous camcorder. Need more time to study the instructions and to make the most and best of the...

Not found any yet

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SX30

 

The solid state memory suggests no moving mechanical parts to wear out or become otherwise deranged.

The lack of a view finder which one can view in bright light is a serious loss. One cannot focus on the distant object and the screen at the same time. You are able to do this much more easily with a viewfinder. There is evidence of a dynamic link with...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SX30

 

The solid state memory suggests no moving mechanical parts to wear out or become otherwise deranged

The lack of a view finder which one can view in bright light is a serious loss. One cannot focus on the distant object and the screen at the same time. You are able to do this much more easily with a viewfinder ; There is evidence of a dynamic link...

Mar, 2011

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