Sony DCR-SX73E reviews: Hard disk drive storage SD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
Sony DCR-SX73E: Horizontally held, 25x optical zoom camcorder using SDHC card. See full product description
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william, Southwold Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use; much smaller and lighter than previous models; reasonable definition on modern HD TV screen,even though this model of video-cam is not HD. Pocketable for instant use and massive memory.
Bad points:
As with other models, screen not very clear when shooting in bright light, and Record/Standby jingles not loud enough in a noisy ambience, so sometimes I think it is recording when it's not and vice-versa!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Jun 2012

Ron, Worcestershire Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Compact, light weight, Zeiss lens, wide angle, 25x zoom, excellent clear LCD image except as indicated below.
Bad points:
No view finder, LCD screen could be better in bright sunshine even on maximum bright setting. On line manual good but would be better if printed version supplied in lieu of supplied version.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Aug 2010

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 25
Media format Hard disk drive
Connections USB
Type of memory card SDHC
Type of memory card SD
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 300
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 16
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/10000
Weight (g) 210
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 2.2
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 37
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 1325
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2010-02-17

Also known as: "Sony Handycam

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