£245.00 + FREE UK delivery
In stock. Sold by 123Electricals4Me
Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sony DCRSX30ER Handycam Camcorder With 4GB Internal Memory (2h 55mins) - Red
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Sony DCRSX30ER Handycam Camcorder With 4GB Internal Memory (2h 55mins) - Red

by Sony

Price: £245.00 FREE UK delivery.
Only 2 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by 123Electricals4Me.
1 used from £109.99
  • Camcorder with 4GB internal memory for up to 2 hours 55 min of SD video
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 60x optical zoom / 2000x digital zoom
  • SteadyShot image stabilization and Face Index
  • 2.7” Wide LCD with easy to use touchscreen and 'Power on' function
  • Up to 13 hours STAMINA continuous shooting time (with optional battery)

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 5.7 x 5.9 cm ; 240 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 921 g
  • Item model number: DCRSX30ER.CEH
  • ASIN: B001PGXA1O
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 Jan. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,743 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The SX30 is a light and compact camcorder which is fun and easy to use yet captures images with incredible detail. Its ultra–powerful 60x optical zoom gives you crisp and clear Standard Definition images, with space for 3 hours of film on the 4GB internal flash memory. The SteadyShot feature ensures that camera shake doesn’t spoil your shots. You can also simultaneously record on an optional Memory Stick, which is removable to make transfers easy, and burn DVD copies at the touch of a button. Compose your scenes easily, choose your settings and enjoy vibrant playback on a superb 2.7" LCD screen with touchscreen controls.

Use the (60x) optical zoom to fill the frame with distant scenes

Use the (60x) optical zoom to fill the
frame with distant scenes View larger

Great film starts with great lenses
The SX30 is fitted with a Vario-Tessar lens made by Carl Zeiss, the world renowned optical specialists. These premium lenses are highly rated by photographers for their colour precision, superb contrast and extremely low distortion levels at all focal lengths. Add to this an incredible optical zoom that extends to 60x magnification and you have the capability to shoot with amazing detail even when the subject is at a distance. If you need to go even closer you also have a digital zoom of up to 2000x, though optical zoom is generally considered superior because it physically moves the lens rather than moving in on the image. The SX30 makes it easy for you to see what you’re doing when you set up your shots too. The large, tilting LCD display uses reflective technology to give excellent visibility even in direct sunlight.

SteadyShot Active Mode to reduce picture blur
If you are shooting with the camera in your hand, there is always a danger of camera shake spoiling your picture, even if your subject is stationary. SteadyShot is a handy digital image stabiliser that is active every time you shoot. This is especially important when using the powerful zoom to close in on details. The SX30 lets you record sound in close–up too. Its super smart mic zooms in with your optical zoom to cut out background and foreground noise and concentrate on sounds that matter, such as conversation.

Find the face you’re looking for with Face Index, which automatically identifies faces in your footage

Find the face you’re looking for with
Face Index, which automatically identifies
faces in your footage View larger

Start fast so you don’t miss the moment
Great bits of action can come and go very quickly so you don’t want to waste valuable time starting up your camera. Start the SX30 in a matter of seconds: just flip open the LCD screen, touch the start key and you’re ready to shoot. Later, the Face Index function automatically detects scenes with faces, and the handy Film Roll Index feature summarises long scenes, to make it easier to browse through hours of footage.

One touch disc burn and easy PC back up
One of the great pleasures of shooting film is sharing it with family and friends. It couldn’t be easier with the SX30. Transfer your films to your PC using a super–fast USB 2.0 connection and use your DVD burner to make DVD copies. If you want to share your movies on the move, or free up memory space, you can do it quickly by using the optional DVD burner. This attaches directly to the S30 with a single cable.

PMB (Picture Motion Browser software)
Managing your movie collection is hugely simplified by this software which is included with the SX30. Just install it on your PC and it provides a perfect archive for your films which are all just a click or two away. You can arrange them by date, by person, and search through them quickly. From this archive you can burn them to discs, send them to friends or upload them to sites in a matter of seconds. If you connect your SX30 directly to any TV or computer you can view your work on the big screen too.

‘Sony’, ‘Memory Stick’ and their logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. All other trademarks acknowledged.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Rs Dumitrescu on 14 May 2009
Verified Purchase
I bought this camcorder as a present for my mother on the grounds of its looks, lightness and ease of use. It is indeed pretty and very light, small and dead simple to use. As usual with Sony camcorders, this feels like a quality product: well built, easy user interface, good manual, easy to take the video from the camcorder and put it on a computer.

The files it produces are MPEG2, a well established format, which is computer friendly as many video editing programs can process it without problems.

What's not so good is the image quality. I appreciate that this is standard definition and cannot compete with HD camcorders, but my criticism is that its quality is well below a tape camcorder that I had a few years ago (bought in 2005) and on a par with a tape camcorder I had many years ago (bought in 2001).

If you want something that is easy to carry and your target is YouTube this can be the thing for you. On the other hand, if you want to play the end result on a modern 40" + flat screen TV then you are better off looking elsewhere.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wade on 2 Jan. 2010
Does what it says on tin, very basic camcorder pic quality not as good as HD as can be expected. Battery life only around an hour. Expect to buy a longer life battery a memory card and probably a case. Other than that not bad for the price, not very good if filming in low light as pic can become very grainy especially when played back on a large 42inch screen.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Goold on 23 Aug. 2009
Very impressed by it's compactness and ease of use. Slightly irked that the accompanying software is not compatible with linux platforms but this can be worked around. Importing and editing files onto a pc is very easy. Overall I was very pleased with this purchase
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jen Lancashire Lass on 18 May 2010
Cheap and cheerful, got it for a bargain £130 on Amazon so can't beat that. It's lightweight, fits in my jacket pocket, and has loads of memory once you purchase a memory stick. Even without it, you get a few hours. The picture quality is OK...and probably more than OK for the price of it. It picks up sound very well.

Operation is simple. Just open the lcd and press record. I like the fact that it shuts off when you close the LCD panel, too, so no risk of wasting batteries. The lens guard is also great, as it just slides shut and I don't have to physically remove a lens cap as on many other camcorders.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Look for similar items by category