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Sony DCR-SR90E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Sony DCR-SR90E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the zoom and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery and durability.

usability, design, image quality, portability, zoom

durability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR90E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony DCR-SR90E review


Like JVC, Sony has fitted a 30GB disk inside its hard disk camcorder, giving around seven hours of video storage at the highest quality setting.

Sony's hard disk camcorder looks huge when compared with JVC's dinky GZ-MG57EK, and it has a whopping price to match.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Which? (

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Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

SimplyDV Review: Sony DCR-SR90 30GB HDD Camcorder


Lovely handling, comprehensive manual control (even on the LCD panel) and excellent pictures and sound in optimum conditions. Built-in shutter lens cap is a great idea. Menu navigation and touch-screen controllability is good in playback modes (movie...

All round, a good beginner's camcorder for home movie making, especially if you're shooting in good light most of the time. If you're a PC user, fine; if you're a Mac user - forget it. Buy a JVC instead.


Expert review by : STIFTUNG WARENTEST (

Sony DCR-SR90



Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Jim Hoffman avec Daniel Pascoal (

Sony DCR-SR90


Le DCR-SR90 est un caméscope qui enregistre directement sur un disque dur de 30 Go. Pourvu d'un écran tactile et de tout un éventail de foncions, il fera merveille dans le cadre d'une utilisation familiale.

Sep, 2006

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Sony Handycam DCR SR90


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Expert review by : Consumentenbond (

Sony DCR-SR90E

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De Consumentenbond heeft de Sony DCR-SR90E getest en vergeleken met andere producten uit dezelfde productcategorie.

De onderstaande link verwijst naar de volledige test met beoordelingen voor de verschillende eigenschappen van het product. Voor leden is de toegang gratis. U kunt op hun website ook lid worden.

Nov, 2006

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Sony DCR-SR90


Vad,inget band? Vi tittar på Sonys hårddiskkamera som rymmer 30 GB och undrar om mini DV-kassettens dagar är räknade.

DCR-SR90 har en suverän chassidesign,superb onscreenmeny och överlag imponerande prestanda. Men allt det här störs av problem med att fånga rörelser och den rejält tilltagna prislappen.Resultatet blir kanske att köparna vänder blicken mot billigare...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Tecnozoom (

Expert Review


Sony Dcr Sr90 è una videocamera digitale con Hard Disk da 30GB, e un sensore da 3 milioni di pixel. Esso consente di scattare fotografie a risoluzione 2048x1536 con rapporto 4:3 e 2286x1286 in rapporto Cinematografico 16:9 (fomato Anamorfico). Le...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Kenneth Dammyr (



Lenge har det kun vært et reelt opptaksmedium for folk flest.

Brukervennlig, + Spennende lydside, + Batteritid, + Byggekvalitet

Bildekvalitet i forhold til pris, - Ønske om mer manuelle justeringsmuligheter?

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:NP-FP60
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP60

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Colour of product:Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display:Hybrid LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:2016 x 1512

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 & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:3
Focal length range (f-f):5.1 - 51
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Cable Type:Stereo AV
Expansion slots:2016 x 1134, 640 x 480
Fader:Black, White, Overlap, Wipe
Focus:Auto, Manual
I/O ports:Audio Out, S-Video Out, USB, Video Out
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Light exposure control:Portrait/Beach & Ski/Sports Lesson/Landscape/Spotlight/Sunset & Moon

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/4000


Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Overlap fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Special Effects:Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.9