Sony Handycam DCR-SX60 Camcorder Review

Attractive to a first-time buyer, but with several more compelling options on the market.



For first-time camcorder users that are shopping the standard definition market, the Sony DCR-SX60 (MSRP $369.99) may seem like a compelling choice. It has easy touchscreen navigation, a great auto mode, and just a couple options in case you want to try out more advanced videography. Unfortunately, there are several more compelling options on the market that can give you ease of use and superior video performance.

Update: The JVC Everio GZ-MG670 was selected as our 2009 Standard Definition Camcorder of the Year. To see why we selected it and read about our other awards, check out the 2009 Select Awards.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. Other Features
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  20. Panasonic SDR-S26 Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery