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The Sony DCR-SX60 is a is a compact 16GB handycam camcorder offered by Sony.

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Pros

affordable price

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16GB of internal flash storage (up to 12 hours of footage)

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2.7" touchscreen

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facial indexing - allows users to index scenes based on those present in them

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compact and light size

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dual (stereo) microphones

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easy to use

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60x optical zoom

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Cons

low resolution display

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still images are of very low resolution

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does not record video in high definition

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utilizes more expensive, less capacious and harder to find Memory Stick PRO Duo external memory cards

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The Sony DCR-SX60 is a is a compact 16GB handycam camcorder offered by Sony.  The high quality 60x optical zoom lens makes this an ideal camera for sporting events or shooting wildlife and the digital zoom interpolation gives up to 2000x zoom with a less distorted and clearer image than other digital zooms. There is hybrid recording to the 16GB embedded flash memory or optional removable Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately).  There are also several dubbing functions to easily copy media from the embedded memory to the memory stick without the need for a PC.  There is a flip-out 2.7" touch panel LCD display for convenient use and clear images.  The built-in zoom microphone focuses audio recording on your subjects with the cameras zoom for clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds. Burning a DVD is made simple by connecting to a compatible PC and using the One Touch Disc Burn function.

General Features
  • LCD Screen : 2.7” wide touch panel3 LCD display (123k pixels)
  • Imaging Device : 1/8" Advanced HAD CCD sensor
  • Pixel Gross : 680K
  • Video Actual : 410K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3)
  • Video Resolution : 720 x 480
  • Still Actual : 250K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3)
  • Still Picture Resolution : 680K
  • Recording Media : 16GB Embedded Flash memory Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (Sold Separately)
  • Recording and Playback Times : Standard Definition: HQ = up to 235 min., SP = up to 340 min., LP = up to 715 min. When using 16GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (sold separately): Standard Definition: HQ = up to 235 min., SP = up to 340 min., LP = up to 715 min.
  • Image Stabilization : SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Quick On : Yes
  • Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility : Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (Sold Separately)
  • Still Image Mode(s) : JPEG
  • Hybrid : Yes
  • Scene Mode(s) : Auto, Twilight, Candle, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Sports, Beach, Snow
  • Face Index : Yes
  • Film Roll Index : Yes
  • Fader Effect(s) : Black, White
  • Photo Capture from Movie : Yes
  • Easy Operation : Yes
  • Multiple Language Display : Yes
  • Slide Show Mode : Yes
Video
  • Format : SD (MPEG2)
  • Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
Weights and Measurements
  • Weight (Approx.) : w/o battery: 8oz (250g), w battery: 10oz (290g)
  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 2 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/4 inch (53 x 59 x 113mm)
Hardware
  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover : Manual
  • Memory Stick slot : Memory Stick PRO Duo Media1
Power
  • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FH30)
  • Power Requirements : 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : 2.0W
Audio
  • Recording Format : Dolby Digital 2ch stereo
  • Microphone : Built-in Zoom Microphone
Optics/Lens
  • Lens Type : Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
  • 35mm Equivalent : 39 - 2340mm (16:9), 44 - 2640mm (4:3)
  • Aperture : F1.8-6.0
  • Digital Zoom : 2000x
  • Focal Distance : 1.8 - 108mm
  • Focus : Full range Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
  • Shutter Speed : Auto, 1/4 - 1/4000
  • Minimum Illumination : 6 lux (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Optical Zoom : 60x
  • Exposure : Yes (Touch Panel)
  • Resolution : 680K
Inputs and Outputs
  • Audio/Video Remote Terminal : Video / S Video / Audio
  • Analog Audio/Video Output(s) : Included (via A/V Remote Terminal)
  • USB Port(s) : Hi-speed (2.0 compliant)
  • S-Video Output(s) : Sold separately (via A/V Remote jack)
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