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Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the viewfinder and battery. There are some mixed opinions about the color.

usability, portability, size, image quality, zoom

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The portability and size also get good views, but there are some mixed reviews about the color.

usability, size, portability, image quality, price

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR55E Hard Disc Drive Handycam Camcorder with X25 ZoomSony DCR-SR55E Hard Disc Drive Handycam Camcorder with X25 Zoom

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:8

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Black, Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display:Hybrid LCD
Display diagonal:6.858

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/snow / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode


Built-in Flash: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.400 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:10.7

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length range (f-f):2.500 - 62.500
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:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1070Kpix
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 (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Lens focal range:2.5-62.5
Lens system:Carl Zeiss
Manual Focus: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:400
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.600

White balance

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