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Sony HDR-SR11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 707 reviews of Sony HDR-SR11. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The portability and image quality also get good reviews, but there are mixed opinions on the reliability and battery.

usability, image quality, portability, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-SR11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HDR-SR11


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR11 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the portability and memory are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the battery.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR11E HD Hard Disc Drive Handycam - 5MPSony HDR-SR11E HD Hard Disc Drive Handycam - 5MP

Sep, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HDR-SR11


alaTest has collected and analyzed 356 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR11 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and price. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size


92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR11 10.2-MP 60GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomSony HDR-SR11 10.2-MP 60GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Sony HDR-SR11


An excellent handycam

Suburb high-definition video quality, good low-light performance, 10.1Mp stills mode, tonnes of advanced modes and features

A little on the chunky side

The HDR-SR11 is a slightly cheaper alternative to Sony's top-of-the-range HDR-SR12E. With the exception of a smaller hard drive, it offers identical performance to its award-winning sibling.

Jul, 2008

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I would rate it about 4 out of 10. After the download problem I sold mine and have now gone for a high quality digital compact camera with memory cars for both still and video. Mush easier to download and store.

An easy Camera to use. You can record your movies on the hard drive and still shots on a memory card.

It is not the best at long shots or indoors for a camera of this cost. If you store your movie shots on the hard drive then its very hard to down load onto a disc from your computer. I had to take the camera to a Pro Camera Shop and he said it tied his...

Jun, 2010

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I hope this camera lasts forever (or can be fixed when it breaks) because the pics are so fantastic and real I don't need anything more and the video is so crisp and clear I couldn't be happier. People complaining about wanting 1080P are really just...

No other Sony cam or other brand offers high quality still image and video capture, my 12E has 10.2mp photos and 1080i video = NOT expensive either, especially considering you have 2 in 1 :)

Discontinued so I had to get one second hand not new

Oct, 2009

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Great easy to use high quality video camera, learn how to use Sony Vegas and you wont have any issues.

This is a great video camera for everyday use. Sony have done well with making this video camera easy to use and designed it well for the future. All the common connections (eg HDMI, Microphone) are neatly placed on the camera and covered by a have a...

The picture quality could be better. It is not as reliable as the videos you take, some of them don't turn out too good even on a nice day, mainly long distance shots. But for everyday photo taking it does the job. The video format it records in is...

Aug, 2009

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The thing I hate the most about my HDRSR11 is the still photos are terrible in indoor and low light conditions. The second thing is there is no video editing software come with the handycam. Other than those, I am very happy with this handycam. I think...

High quality video, efficient memory of 60GB, sturdy, big and vivid touch screen, easy to use. USB connection is available on both the unit itself or on the dock.

Sub-average quality still photos, expensive accessories. Noisy microphone in windy weather. Poor quality supplied battery.

Mar, 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


Colour of product:Black

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:8.13 / 81.3

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.1cm
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):3810000
Optical sensor resolution:5560000
Optical sensor size:1/0.122
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:10.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:150
Filter Size:3.7 / 37
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40 - 480
Focal length range (f-f):4.9 - 58.8
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:58.8mm
Min Focal Length:4.9mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5.08Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:3.81Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5.66Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.2 mm ( 1/3.1" ) / 8.2 mm ( 1/3.1 )
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: Yes
Lens focal range:1.8 - 3.1
Manual Focus: Yes
Night 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 / Yes
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:60


Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG2 / MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:150
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:123200
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8 / 138
Height :7.6 / 76
Width:8.3 / 83

White balance

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