Sony Handycam DCR-SX33 reviews: Memory card storage SD camcorder

119 customer reviews

+ This camcorder has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on sound quality.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 119 reviews.
Sony Handycam DCR-SX33: Horizontally held, 60x optical zoom camcorder using SDHC card. See full product description
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Terry, Wokingham Just point and shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
everything
Bad points:
none
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Overall rating 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Oct 2011

Wayne, Peterborough Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great picture for size and weight it wasn't in the way when not being used
Bad points:
Nothing bad to say
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Sound quality 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
Overall rating 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Jun 2013

Robert, Northern Ireland Keen amateur

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Lightweight, touch-screen controls make it easy to use, good battery life.
Bad points:
Pictures taken using "photo mode" are very poor quality - I would strongly advise using a separate camera if "normal photographs" are required.
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 5.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 7.0
Overall rating 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Jul 2011

Paul, Ossett Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Size, weight, screen, colour, lens cover, zoom & all accessories that come with it.
Bad points:
Would be better with a faster shutter speed as I use it for teaching (golf).
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 8.0
Overall rating 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Nov 2011

Geoff, Newport Experienced amateur

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
It's small and light
Bad points:
Poor battery life, won't download direct to disk as advertised, software included relies on microsoft image mastering to download which I don't have and it disrupts my fuji still photo programe software. I do have XP series three which they specify. Helpline very poor, I've contacted them five times about problems and got nowhere, just fobbed off. The instruction manual covers ten different models so you have to read the beginning or end of each paragraph to see if it applies to your model. Very unsatisfactory all round
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 1.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 2.0
Overall rating 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jul 2011

John, Newport, South Wales Just point and shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Not really into video, but on a recent trip to china I found it very easy to use, especially being able to switch between video and stills.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Overall rating 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Jul 2011

Jeff, York Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
quick and easy to use, good battery life and ample room on memory cards
Bad points:
when recording wish you could pause. end up with lots of files
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 10.0
Overall rating 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jan 2012

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 60
Media format Memory card
Connections USB
Type of memory card SDHC
Type of memory card SD
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 2000
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Resolution (Megapixels) 0.8
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/3500
Weight (g) 190
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 6
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 49
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 944
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2010-02-02

Also known as: Sony Handycam DCR-SX33E, "Sony Handycam DCR-SX33E

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