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Sony Handycam DCR SR57E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR57E. 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. People really like the battery and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR57E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR57E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the viewfinder.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSR57E Handycam Camcorder With Built-in 80GB Hard Disc Drive - Silver (61hrs)Sony DCRSR57E Handycam Camcorder With Built-in 80GB Hard Disc Drive - Silver (61hrs)

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.5
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

Camera

Minimum illumination:6
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback zoom (max):Y

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.5cm/13cm
Height:6.8cm/8.9cm
Weight:300g/390g
Width:5.5cm/6cm

Display

Display:Hybrid LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
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

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD450E/SR57E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 2340
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 62.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
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:0.49Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):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)/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB, Multi AV
Fader:Y
Lens system:Carl Zeiss
Manual Focus: Yes
Media types supported:HDD, Memory Stick
Metering:Spot
Minimum hard disk space:400
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.2
Recording speed:HQ (9Mbps) / SP (6Mbps) / LP (3Mbps)
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage

Internal storage capacity:80

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 576
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+R DL (8cm) / DVD+RW (8cm) / Flash card/Flash card / Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/None
Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5
Height :6.8
Weight:300
Width:6

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes