Sony DCR-SX60 Palm-Sized camcorder, Limitations of LCD

Except for the lack of an optical viewfinder, an excellent buy. Lcd screen is sometimes useless in bright light or with polarized sunglasses.

This is a great little camera. Except the lack of a viewfinder makes it very difficult to use in bright sunlight. The image is impossible to see and the screen is like a mirror. You see yourself instead of what the camera ‘sees’.

Everything is perfect the only contradiction is the zoom, if you want to use it to full capacity you will need a tripod otherwise you must have a pulse like a rock. I love this camera because with my old minidv camcorder you have to spend the same time playing the recorded video in order to transfer to your computer and convert the film to a file but now i just plug this camcorder via usb and my desktop can recognize it as an external drive so you have to open the folder copy and paste the files into your computer and that’s it. Do not expect to take pictures, because the quality is poor and the maximum size you can get is only 640×480.

Key specs for Sony DCR-SX60 Palm-Sized camcorder with 60X Optical Zoom (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer):

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  • 16GB embedded memory
  • 60X Optical / 2000X Digital Zoom
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with SteadyShot
  • Hybrid Recording to 16GB memory or Memory Stick media (sold separately)
  • 2.7” wide touch panel LCD display (123k pixels)

Comments from buyers

“Great Camcorder
, Awesome Camera
, Great product, lots of features, small price

The camcorder was received in great shape. It since been working well with no problems. What i like most about this camcorder is the powerful zoom feature the of the camcorder which gives me the flexibility to good quality videos even from afar. I also like the touch and turn-able display screen. The internal 16g memory is great.

I found this product good but i didnt found the product how i thought. It looks good in the picture.

I tried all the brands of video recorders. I started with a 8mm (sony), digital 8 (sony), minidv (jvc, samsung), and i still have them all. Easy to use, lots of features, light weight. The only problem i found is the 50min batt.

Very pleased with this camcorder. The software is also very easy to use. Camcorder if very easy to use and figure out.

This little camcorder is perfect. Small enough to fit in your pocket. And it takes great video too. I have been using it for a couple months now. I did buy a spare battery on ebay but only had to use it on location because i forgot to charge the camera from prior use. The spare is good to have in an emergency. Even at it’s highest picture quality setting, there’s plenty of room for video with the built in memory. I think it is over 200 minutes. We took it on a 7-day cruise and i did not fill it. But if i were traveling for more than a week, i’d buy a 16gb chip.

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Sony DCR-SX60 Palm-Sized camcorder with 60X Optical Zoom (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Rating
4.7 of 5 stars, based on 10 reviews