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Sony Handycam DCR SR77E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR77E. 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 are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good reviews, but the viewfinder and reliability get critical opinions.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

battery, reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR77E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR77E from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price and size. The zoom and design also get good feedback. The viewfinder and reliability get less positive reviews.

usability, design, zoom, size, price

reliability, viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSR77E Handycam Camcorder With Built-in 80GB Hard Disc Drive - Silver (61hrs)Sony DCRSR77E Handycam Camcorder With Built-in 80GB Hard Disc Drive - Silver (61hrs)

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):2.1
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH50
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH50

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:6 / 8
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback zoom (max):Y


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display:Hybrid LCD / 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


Built-in Flash:N / No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.67
Optical sensor resolution:1000000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41 - 1189
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 62.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:630Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB, Multi AV
Lens system:Carl Zeiss
Manual Focus: Yes
Media types supported:HDD, Memory Stick
Minimum hard disk space:400
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.5
Recording speed:HQ (9Mbps) / SP (6Mbps) / LP (3Mbps)
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

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


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500


Internal storage capacity:80

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Maximum Video Resolution:640 x 480 / 720 x 576
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

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


Viewfinder Type: None
Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.8

White balance

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