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Sony HDR-SR10

alaTest has collected and analysed 329 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas ratings are divided on the size. There are some negative comments about the viewfinder and features.

price, usability, image quality, portability, design

features, viewfinder

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-SR10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony HDR-SR10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The image quality and price also get good opinions, whereas there are some negative comments about the color and viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, size, portability

reliability, viewfinder, color

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR10E High Definition 40GB Hard Disc Drive Handycam Digital Camcorder- 4MPSony HDR-SR10E High Definition 40GB Hard Disc Drive Handycam Digital Camcorder- 4MP

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony HDR-SR10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the durability, while many are critical about the reliability and memory.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

viewfinder, memory, reliability

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR10 4MP 40GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 15x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomSony HDR-SR10 4MP 40GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 15x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Sony HDR-SR10


Most camcorder buyers treat the phrase 'high definition' like some high-tech gospel to be fanatically revered. After all, if it has 'HD' slapped on th...

1920x1080i high-definition video, additional memory stick slot for hybrid recording, performed above average in low light conditions, shares most of the same features as its premium-priced siblings

Its rivals in the entry-level HD space are significantly cheaper

While slightly overpriced for an entry-level HD camcorder, the HDR-SR10 offers a variety of innovative features for the asking price. Those with beefier wallets, however, would probably be better off with one of its deluxe stable mates.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (

Sony Handycam HDR-SR10


The SR10 offers a good balance between value and quality in the emerging consumer HD video space.

Excellent quality video ; Facial recognition works very well ; Decent shooting capacity ; Can shoot to HDD or Memory Stick

Average microphone ; Tilted design a little wearing on the hands

On a pure quality front, the SR10 represents quite a fair balance for the asking price. Just make sure you pick one up beforehand and make sure it's a good fit for your preferred style of shooting.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: billy.m (

Sony Handycam HDR-SR10


the best camcorder you can find for outdoors in this price range,I use mine for skating a lot and picks up sound really well... but sometimes to well as for the wind.

Outdoor shooting Video quality is very good, good focus,15x zoom

poor indoors

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: lochinprc (

Sony Handycam HDR-SR10


I paid a little under AUD$1000. For this price I think you will be very hard pushed to find a better picture in decent light. For that matter any camera in this price range is not going to give you crispy clear video in low light. Turn some lights on!...

Great video in good light. Nice zoom

Low light gets grainy

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Cam Man (

Sony Handycam HDR-SR10


Terrible picture especially indoors.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: NG (

Sony Handycam HDR-SR10


I love it, I think the other raters work for other companies. Good price. Good quality. You can use it when it is charging, the previous rater got it wrong. I had a JVC never again. i don't need a 4mp camera like the SR10 has I already have a...

HD. 15x zoom. light

Still thinking, hurts. can't think of any

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: cb_papi (

Sony Handycam HDR-SR10


Nice camcorder and the right choice for amateurs. The face recognition really works and it focuses very well.

HD, Dolby digital sound, nice design, easy menus

Doesn't have a led light, only a flash for photos only nightshot, noisy picture at low light

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: John (

Sony Handycam HDR-SR10


I was looking for HD camera and not knowing which one to get I decided this one which recommended by the saleman and also trusting the brand name Sony. I was very disappointed with the indoor video quality. The noise level for indoor shoot even though...

Outdoor shooting Video quality is very good. Built-in Mic for concert recording is excellent

Poor noisy video on indoor shooting, making it not the ideal camera for capturing those golden family moment where you want to keep ; Does not come with a separte battery charger. Can't use camera which charging battery

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Billy (

Sony Handycam HDR-SR10


I was in the market for a HD camcorder and I wanted to see which one was the best when putting them side by side in the retail store. My findings were that the JVC GZ-HD10 had the better image around that price point. Tested under various lighting...

15x zoom

Noisy picture especially under low light situations. Colours also looked faded.Overall a dissapointment when compared to other HD camcorders in that price point

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing:N
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86 / 68.6
Display Resolution:960 x 220

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 / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait


Built-in Flash: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1490000
Optical sensor resolution:2360000
Optical sensor size:1/0.197 / 25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:4 / 4.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:180
Filter Size:3 / 30
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40 - 600
Focal length range (f-f):3.1 - 46.5
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.6
Max Focal Length:46.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.1mm
Optical Zoom:15
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.36Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5" ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5 )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Lens focal range:1.8 - 2.6
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Out:SD, HD

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port:N
HDMI:Y / Yes
Microphone in:N
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In:N
S-Video Out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/425


Internal storage capacity:40


Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG2 / MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:180
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
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


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9 / 129
Height :7.6 / 76
Width:8.1 / 81

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y / Yes
Onepush white balance:Y / Yes
Outdoor white balance:Y / Yes