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Sony DCR-SR100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of Sony DCR-SR100. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Opinions about the zoom and price are different, while there are some less positive views about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, design, size

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-SR100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and price. The portability and image quality also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the zoom. The viewfinder and reliability get negative views.

usability, image quality, portability, price, design

reliability, viewfinder

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR100 3MP 30GB Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomSony DCR-SR100 3MP 30GB Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR100

 

There is a bewildering array of camcorder formats on the market at present, ranging from the stalwart tape-based Mini DV right through to flash-based ...

Good quality video and still pictures, easy to use software, lots of features

Large frame, slightly awkward to hold, clunky interface

The Sony DCR-SR100 is one of the first hard disk based camcorders on the market, and demonstrates why the technology is here to stay.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Nicole Manktelow (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR100

 

For those who want to do away with tape and don't want to worry about manual controls, this might just be the easiest HDD camcorder available -- but check it works with your computer first!

Seven hours of recording storage ; Drop sensor ; Empty\" feature for clearing the hard drive ; Carl Zeiss lens ; Nice touchscreen

All manual settings are menu driven ; Check computer operating system compatibility ; No external battery charger

This reviewer dislikes Sony's accessory shoes, which are sunken, with a cover attached by the weakest of plastic straps, destined to break or at least rub against a microphone. Perhaps there's the expectation that most consumers will rarely use...

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: -shpixi- (cnet.com.au)

"Spead Shooter"

 

Spead Shooter

At thise camera can you manipulate with a ``speed_shuter``

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: -shpixi- (cnet.com.au)

"Spead Shooter"

 
Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP60

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.9cm
Height:6.9cm
Weight:0.6kg
Width:8.2cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon / Super night mode

General Features

3D: No
Format:HDD
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SR100E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Overlap fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Special Effects:Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor