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Sony DCR-SR80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Sony DCR-SR80. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and zoom. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas the viewfinder and reliability get critical reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, size

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-SR80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the battery and image quality. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability and durability.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, battery

durability, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR80 60GB 1MP Hard Disk Drive Handycam with 12x Optical ZoomSony DCR-SR80 60GB 1MP Hard Disk Drive Handycam with 12x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

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

Sony DCRSR80

 

Sony has recently quadrupled the size of its hard disk based Handycam series, and the DCRSR80 sits atop the range of new models. With a 60GB hard driv...

Compression free video footage, lightweight, compact

Fringing, poor quality stills, lacks manual controls

A good bet for the casual user.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Philip Ryan, CNET.com (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR80

 

sony handycam dcr-sr80 review: Sony's Handycam DCR-SR80 is a respectable hard-drive-based camcorder if you don't mind its touchscreen interface.

Impressive image quality for a single-chip, MPEG-2 camcorder, Decent still images, Hotshoe for light or microphone, Fast focus

Too dependent on touch-screen interface, Small LCD

Sony's Handycam DCR-SR80 is a respectable hard-drive-based camcorder if you don't mind its touchscreen interface.

Oct, 2006

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

Sony Handycam DCR-SR80

 

Simple to use

Great picture quality ; very compact ; Takes great still photos

none

Apr, 2007

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

Sony Handycam DCR-SR80

 

Very high picture quality picture (better than my 3ccd Panasonic NVGS250) easy to use menu system.Touch screen is breeze to use no complaints there.Compact well made camcorder.Highly reccomended!

Zeiss lens ; Very well made ; Compact and light weight ; Excellent image quality ; Huge capacity ; Easy to interface with computer

None

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: audia3 (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR80

 

Very good image quality. Ease of file transfer, making mini-DV capture seems so old fashioned.

image quality, big HDD size, ease of transfer, tapeless

no viewfinder

Jan, 2007

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

Sony Handycam DCR-SR80

 

GREAT HDD CAMCORDER

very compact camcorder

no viewfinder

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
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

General Features

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

Recording

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