Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Excerpt: I bought this peice thinking of a high quality but the movie is worst than a mobile captured print and worse the battery lasts much lower than said photos are the worst as everything is blurred after 10 metres dont waste money on this sony product and OH!!!!!! the service at sonycentre in leeds is the worst they will fight as if you killed their camera by approaching them the worst part is about to come when the technical details are disclosed the camera has .2 and .5 mp...
Excerpt: Sony as usual is marvalous company and thier product is superb...... I think no need to more deeply discription about that product..... Sony DCR- SX30 is a superb product of SONY...............and I have to make reviews of this product It is very small product and it is so easly to carry any place any where. It is very easy to fit in your pocket or in your bag. Its like packing with Telescope with your camcorder and this product range 60x zoom.
Excerpt: Sony DCR-SX30 Camcorder This is a versatile memory stick camcorder with extra 4 GB of internal memory. The DCR-SX30 can record just under 3 hours of film on its internal memory alone. The DCR-SX30 is a very good ‘cheapish’ cam recorder with lots of decent features (see bellow). That is one of the best in the category of decent non HD camcorders. It is very light, fun to use and a very powerful zoom.
Summary: 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.
Summary: Ich besitze die Kamera jetzt seit ca. 4 Monaten und kann sagen, dass sie für den "normalen" Hausgebrauch vollkommen ausreichend ist. Ich habe Sie im Urlaub ausreichend testen können und die Ergebnisse waren alle durchweg brauchbar (auch bei schlechteren Lichtverhältnissen). Man sollte sich aber einen zweiten Akku besorgen und eine zusätzliche Speicherkarte macht ebenfalls Sinn.
Macht gut Bilder, lässt sich aber schwerfällig bedienen.
Hannes M., Guenstiger.de
25 September 2013
Summary: Die Kamera hat tolle Einstellungsmöglichkeiten, die tolle Aufnahmen ermöglichen, ein großartiges Display, ist klein und leicht. Allerdings lässt sich die Kamera nicht unbedingt einfach bedienen, ist also sehr umständlich und der Akku hält nicht allzu lange. Wegen dieser Schwächen ziehe ich mal einen Punkt ab.