The Sony DCR-SX45/L SD Flash Memory Camcorder is an entry-level camera that goes beyond the realm of the pocket cam. Providing you with a plethora of shooting controls and functions the SX45 gives you customization options and the freedom to let the camera do the heavy-lifting for you. Simply pop in a compatible media card: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD, or SDHC. The SX45's 1/8" CCD image sensor works together with the processor, Carl Zeiss lens, features like image stabilization and 70x Extended zoom and the 3.0" touch screen LCD to help you record your memories right to the memory card of your choosing.
Of course, the aforementioned shooting controls do a fair amount of the work as well. Intelligent Auto, for instance, automatically selects the right setting for your shot from seven different scene modes, taking the guesswork out of recording. Other features like an LED video help you to take your best shots at night or in low light settings.
When you're all done shooting and ready to share there's no need to fret. The SX45 comes with Sony's Picture Motion Browser software for editing with Windows based machines. PMB helps you to trim, add titles and otherwise customize your footage. It also helps you to upload your movies to your favorite social media sites.
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Though the box says "works with Mac and iMovie" the fine print actually says it is not compatible with Mac. How it can say both sentences on the box is beyond me. If you use a Mac you must go through a 4 step process to upload the files, then convert them with a third party converter, then import them to iMovie. By then the quality is gone. For windows users, you should have no such issues.