Sony Handycam DCR-SX34E reviews: Flash storage SD camcorder

13 customer reviews

This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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7.4 out of 10 based on 13 reviews.
Sony Handycam DCR-SX34E: Horizontally held, 60x optical zoom camcorder using SDHC card. See full product description

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Fred, Carcassonne Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very light and easy to carry.
Bad points:
Difficult to see the image on the screen in bright sunlight
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2010

DAVID, TROON Just point and shoot

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
compact easy to carry and use
Bad points:
on a recent holiday to florida it was so annoying /frustating to be totally unable follow the image
on screen due to bright sunlight.I really missed the eyepiece as an option when filming in bright sunlight.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Oct 2010

HENRY, TOTNES Keen amateur

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
LIGHT WEIGHT - GOOD BATTERY LIFE
Bad points:
DIFFICULT TO HOLD - LITTLE FINGER GET IN FRONT OF LENSE- HANDBOOK DIFFICULT TO FOLLOW - IMMAGE POOR -PARTICULARLY FLESH TINTS -PREFER MY OLD SONY WITH ITS DISCS
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 5.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Nov 2010

terry, stafford Just point and shoot

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
easy to record and view on camera
Bad points:
camera view icons to small to easily see to delect to view.
cannot easily find out how to delete sections of recording.
cannot find out how to add sound over and music recording.
fader selection only holds for one recording , ie stop recording and fader has to be reselected.
quite difficult for an older person to follow without some personal tuition.
the local shop does not have time for full help during shop times.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 3.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Jul 2010

Alan, Thornton - Cleveleys Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to use, light, small in size v/good in lowlight situations really impressed and good value - my first camcorder
Bad points:
have not found one yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Nov 2010

michael, Poole Experienced amateur

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
The LCD screen is visible in buight sun.And the grip is poor ,startbutton in the wrong plaice. It needs aviewfinder.

software out of date!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 5.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2010

Lloyd, Fareham Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Touch screen
Bad points:
it is slightly hard to delete a video however it means you dont delete them by mistake!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Mar 2010

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 60
Media format Flash
Connections USB
Type of memory card SDHC
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 2000
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 4
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) 49.2
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 944
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2010-03-02

Also known as: "Sony Handycam DCR-SX34E

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Manufacturer's Description

SX34 Standard Definition Flash Memory camcorder
Light and compact: easy shooting with high zoom

Almost 3 hour SD on 4GB internal memory, 60x optical zoom, 6.7cm LCD, SteadyShot, Face Detection

  • Ultra high power 60x optical zoom
  • Face Detection for perfect images of faces
  • SteadyShot for clear, stable shooting

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