Buy used:
$112.46
Condition: Used: Good
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $56.80
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Sony DCR-SX65 Handycam Camcorder (Silver)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Sony DCR-SX65 Handycam Camcorder (Silver)

by Sony
27 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
Silver
  • 4GB1 embedded Flash Memory for up to 6 hours of recording
  • 70x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
  • Professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens
  • 3.0" touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus display (230K)
  • SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode
4 used from $105.99

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Color: Silver
  • Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "Sony DCR-SX65 Handycam Camcorder (Silver)” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 62% off the $299.00 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage: Never run out of space for all your photos, videos, and files with unlimited storage plans from Amazon Cloud Drive. Learn more

Technical Details


Product Description

Color: Silver

Product Description

Small in size, big on features, the ultra-compact DCR-SX65 Handycam camcorder features 4GB of embedded flash memory, which can record up to six hours of video as well as a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, which delivers sharp, high-resolution images. A powerful 70x extended zoom lets you capture extremely tight shots, even from far away while built-in LED video light makes it easier to capture low-light situations.

From the Manufacturer

KodakDummy

Sony DCR-SX65 Standard Definition Handycam Camcorder


Overview

The ultra-compact DCR-SX65 features 4GB of embedded flash memory, which can record up to 6 hours of video, a built-in LED video light, as well as a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, which delivers sharp, high-resolution images and powerful 70x extended zoom that lets you capture extremely tight shots, even from far away.

4GB Embedded Flash Memory   
The built-in 4GB  embedded Flash Memory can record up to 6 hours of footage (LP mode).

70x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action   

Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 60x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining image quality.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens     
The professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens is designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake.

3.0” touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus  display (230K)     
The 3.0” touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus display  provides exceptional viewing clarity with 230K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering.

SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode   
Steadyshot image stabilization with Active Mode allows for a greater degree of image stabilization over the well known, Sony developed, SteadyShot stabilization that has been used for years, giving you more stable video even when on the move or in low light circumstances.

Intelligent Auto (36 different scene combinations possible)   
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from seven distinct scene modes (36 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Macro, Portait,  Tripod.

Dolby Digital stereo recording with Built-in Zoom Mic     
The built-in zoom microphone focuses audio recording on your subjects with the camera's zoom lens, helping memories ring true with clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds.

Face Detection to keep faces in focus     
Face Detection technology recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and skin tones look more natural.

Built-in LED video light   
The DCR-SX65 features an LED light that can assist in low-light situations giving you more flexibility when capturing your video.

Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge   
The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer without having to remember separate cables.  It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it’s out of the way until you need it.

Direct Copy to external HDD without PC3   
Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive3 (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your TV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.

Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software2     
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC2. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD, as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites1.

Auto Lens Cover   
The automatic lens cover protects the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens from scratches during transport or while not in use by closing the lens cover automatically when the camera is shut off.

Film Roll / Face Index   
With Film Roll Index, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and creates scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes). Face Index indexes your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene. When it’s time to play back video, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index.

Dual Media card slot     
For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the DCR-SX65 accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD/SDHC media (sold separately).

1. Requires PC with internet connectivity.
2. Requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/ Windows Vista SP2/Windows 7. Not supported by Mac OS.
3. Requires VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32. USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes).



Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4.1 x 7.8 inches ; 1.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004H8FN9Y
  • Item model number: DCRSX65/S
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,697 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 4, 2011

Read about our customers' top-rated camcorders on our review page: Camcorders

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Amateur on September 9, 2011
Color: Silver Verified Purchase
I use this camera for videoing outdoor activities, mainly fishing and bowfishing. Much of the filming has been done at night in low light conditions and the footage turns out well for a camera at this price. The quality of video on other similarly priced cameras under the same lighting appears grainy and digitized. I am well pleased with this purchase.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 3, 2011
Color: Black
I wanted a small video camera to shoot some stuff on vacation. I mostly do still shots, but wanted to have the ability to do some video. My new Nikon SLR does not allow me to shoot the few videos that I used to do with my formaer camera. This camera is great- easy to use and very small. In fact the hand starp is a bit small for my hand. I am big enough to go bear hunting with a stick and this strap just does not want to slip around my hand easily. I modified it with some velcro and "POOF" it fit. If you have hands the size of catchers mitts, you need to plan on doing some customizing, otherwise you will be fine. Good camera, easy to use and has all the features I will ever need. Lightweight also.
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By fireweed on October 22, 2011
Color: Blue Verified Purchase
This little camera is a gem. I got it for my husband for his birthday and he loves it. It is so compact and easy to travel with plus it takes clear sharp videos. The price is right and the camera is right.

There was a problem with the first one I ordered and I dreaded the process of sending it back. However, it couldn't have been easier. I emailed the problem to Amazon, clicked on a couple of questions and in hours UPS was at my door to pick it up. I didn't even have to fill out a label. The next day they were back with my new one which works perfectly.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By L. M. McDonald on December 29, 2011
Color: Silver
After using the Sony DCR-SX65 for several weeks, I will say that it is a good camera. It's easy to use, light weight to carry and hold, and the image quality is good. It can take stills or video, and it has its own internal memory if you have not yet put in a memory card. The image stabilization is good, though if it's really windy or if you have shaky hands it's better to use a beanbag or a tripod rather than hand hold it. As a video camera it does a good job with good optical zoom. As a still photo camera, it is poor - shutter lag and slow shutter speed like the lesser quality digital pocket cameras. It makes still photos of the average quality of a cell phone.

The real problem with it is that the SONY software that is included is required to download your videos onto the computer, and it is VERY hard to use. I'm a retired systems analyst and it took about 7 hours of trying different things, loading drivers from the internet, etc., to get it to finally work. Parts of the program are missing from the disk and it's very inconvenient to use. The salesperson told me only SONY sets up their product so that their own software is all you can use to download the videos and THEN you can use other editing software like Adobe. Canon and Panasonic are just as good and much easier to download and edit with standard software. Next time I am going with one of them. It's worth the extra cost to have easier downloading and video handling. I didn't believe it could really be that bad until a good 7 hr hairpulling session convinced me the salesperson was right.
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Kristin M. Lietz on November 9, 2011
Color: Silver Verified Purchase
A nice small video camera for outdoor and indoor use. Easy to use for the novice video camera user. Touch screen is great after using buttons and cogs to get at the features of my last video camera. It takes nice still shots as well as having software that makes taking stills from video simple. Good battery life and easy availability of extra batteries. 4 GB hard drive is a nice back up. After having my HD camera die with video still on the hard drive I highly recommended getting and using the large capacity SD cards. It makes access slightly slower but really not as significant as the safety of the videos. Too bad nobody includes them with the camera. Entirely satisfied with my purchase.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Student on January 12, 2012
Color: Silver
I purchased this because the price was inexpensive and it received great reviews here on amazon. However, the video quality is very poor. Spend the extra bucks and get an HD one, its totally worth it. This camera is probably good for kids and nothing more. I regret paying $200 for it especially since less expensive pocket cameras have better HD quality.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gibble Fish on November 24, 2012
Color: Black
Pros:
Great video recording
Easy to navigate
Easy to find your videos as they are stored by date
Easy to operate
Small and easy to carry

Cons:
Terrible still images (you need alot of light)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. ALEX on March 15, 2012
Color: Black
I just purchased brand new sony dcr sx65 from Buy.com. Camera is light weight but photo and video quality is poor and grainy when you take indoor. Built in light is too low and dim and doesn't help at all. I am going to return this one and will look for HD camcorder now.Very much unsatisfied with Sonys product.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews