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Sony DCR SR37

alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 reviews of Sony DCR SR37. 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. People really like the price and zoom. The size and portability also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the control panel and color.

usability, portability, size, zoom, price

battery, design, viewfinder, color, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR SR37 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony DCR SR37 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the battery and size. The zoom and usability also get good reviews. Many are critical about the durability.

portability, usability, zoom, size, battery


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony - Handycam DCR-SR37E - Camcorder - Widescreen Video Capture - 800 Kpix - optical zoom: 60 x - HDD : 60 GB - flash cardSony - Handycam DCR-SR37E - Camcorder - Widescreen Video Capture - 800 Kpix - optical zoom: 60 x - HDD : 60 GB - flash card

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH30
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH30

Camcorder Features

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


3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:6
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display:Y
Display diagonal:6.86 / 68.6
Display Resolution:123200

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode/Fireworks / Sunrise / Snow / Beach / Candle / Sunset / Twilight mode / Sports mode / Portrait mode / Landscape / Spotlight


Built-in Flash:N / No
Built-in light:N


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.49
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:1/0.315 / 25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3 / 30
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):44 - 2640
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 108
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Interchangeable lens:N
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-6.0
Max Focal Length:108mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:60
Optical Zoom:60
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.41Megapixel/0.49Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix/490Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8" )/3.2 mm ( 1/8" ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Cable Type:USB, Multi AV
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Media types supported:HDD, Memory Stick
Night mode:Y / Yes
Noise Reduction:Y / Yes
Photo mode:Y / Yes
Recording speed:HQ (9Mbps) / SP (6Mbps) / LP (3Mbps)
Sports:Y / Yes
Spotlight:Y / Yes
Twilight:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
Microphone in:N / No
PictBridge:Y / Yes
S-Video In:N / No
S-Video Out:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/3-1/3500

Still image

Maximum image resolution:640 x 480
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Camcorder media type:HDD, Memory card
Camcorder tape type:N
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS)
Disc types supported:N
Internal storage capacity:60

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Full HD:N
Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 576

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader/Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive/Hard disc drive / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None
Viewfinder Type:Electrical / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5 / 68
Height :105 / 6.8
Width:6 / 60

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y / Yes
Onepush white balance:Y / Yes
Outdoor white balance:Y / Yes