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Sony DCR-SR32

alaTest has collected and analyzed 473 reviews of Sony DCR-SR32. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and memory. There are some mixed views about the battery.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

reliability, viewfinder, memory, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR32 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-SR32

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR32 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and memory.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

battery, memory, connectivity

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR32 Hard Disc Drive Camcorder With 2.5'' LCD ScreenSony DCR-SR32 Hard Disc Drive Camcorder With 2.5'' LCD Screen

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-SR32

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR32 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and portability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. The memory and image quality get less positive opinions. There are some mixed views about the size.

usability, price, design, portability, battery

reliability, image quality, memory

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC32 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical ZoomSony DCR-HC32 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Denis Gallagher (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCRHC32

 

One of the smallest miniDV-based palmcorders on the market, with dimension of only 55 x 90 x 112mm, the Sony DCRHC32 has a sparse layout, with most of...

Build quality, useful docking station, touch screen control

Still images are only VGA quality, no FireWire cable supplied for use away from the docking station

One of the most stylish consumer camcorders around. With the useful docking station, the DCRHC32 is an ideal option for anyone wanting to work with their video on the PC.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Denis Gallagher (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCR-HC32

 

Build quality, useful docking station, touch screen control

Still images are only VGA quality, no FireWire cable supplied for use away from the docking station

One of the most stylish consumer camcorders around. With the useful docking station, the DCRHC32 is an ideal option for anyone wanting to work with their video on the PC.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Rick Broida (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC32

 

An affordable, compact MiniDV camcorder that works well unless the light is low.

Charging/connectivity dock included ; Built-in lens cover ; Novice-friendly Easy mode ; Touch-screen LCD ; Customisable onscreen menus ; 20X optical zoom ; NightShot mode

Noisy images in all but the brightest environments ; Touch-screen interface can be confusing ; Low-resolution still photos ; Cropped wide-screen mode ; Bottom-loading tape compartment

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: dino (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC32

 

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Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo/Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:NP-FP30
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40/Sony NP-FH60/Sony NP-FP30

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash/None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.9cm/11.2cm/12.8cm
Height:7.2cm/7.8cm/9cm
Weight:0.4kg/340g/355g/460g
Width:5.5cm/7.3cm/7.6cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:123200

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in/2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm/6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon/Beach/snow / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode/Beach/snow / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode/Beach/snow / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HC32/HC32E/SR190E/SR32E/SR72E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 46
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9/F/1.8-3.1/F/1.8-3.2/F/1.8-4.1
Max Focal Length:46mm/51mm/62.5mm/76mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm/2.3mm/2.5mm/5.1mm
Optical Zoom:10/20/25/40
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.3Megapixel/1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1070Kpix/2.1Mpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"/1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )/8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD/ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CCD/1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

I/O ports:Audio In/Out, i.LINK (DV) In/Out, S-Video In/Out, USB Terminal, Video In/Out\n
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Power requirements:AC-L25
Resolution:640 x 480

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Package\n

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3-1/3500

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG1

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX/MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000/80/800
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / White fader / Wipe fader/Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive/Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation / Still / Trail/Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2
Height :9
Weight:400
Width:5.5