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4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin.
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.
Published on 2 Jan 2010 by Wade

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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty and cute, but not for serious video
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.

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Published on 14 May 2009 by Rs Dumitrescu


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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty and cute, but not for serious video, 14 May 2009
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Rs Dumitrescu "Stefan D" (Surrey, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sony DCRSX30ER Handycam Camcorder With 4GB Internal Memory (2h 55mins) - Red (Electronics)
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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin., 2 Jan 2010
This review is from: Sony DCRSX30ER Handycam Camcorder With 4GB Internal Memory (2h 55mins) - Red (Electronics)
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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased overall, 23 Aug 2009
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This review is from: Sony DCRSX30ER Handycam Camcorder With 4GB Internal Memory (2h 55mins) - Red (Electronics)
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
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 18 May 2010
This review is from: Sony DCRSX30ER Handycam Camcorder With 4GB Internal Memory (2h 55mins) - Red (Electronics)
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.
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