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Sony DCR-SR58

Sony DCR-SR58
alaScore 83

57 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the zoom and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and battery also get good reviews.

usability, battery, image quality, design, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR58 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 57 reviews)

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Showing 1 - 5 of 5 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (19)

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Nice for video. Bad for photo


Nice Handycam with good video quality. Poor in photos with VGA camara

Appearance, Control panel, Battery, Build quality

Connectivity, Color

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If you buy this camera make sure you buy a monopod or mini tripod with it, when zoomed filming it's nearly impossible to hold still and get a decent shot. It has steady shot but it makes little difference. Very short life in this home.

Large clear LCD, Easy to use, Appearance, Control panel, Battery, Connectivity, Build quality

Color, Poor image quality, No external mic input, No image stabilization, Poor still image

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR58E review


Sony's Handycam DCR-SR58E is one of the better standard-definition camcorders we've seen of late. It's easy to use and offers some genuinely useful features. It is, however, let down by its appalling photo quality.

Long (60x) optical zoom ; 80GB internal storage plus card slot ; Small and easy to use

Very poor photo quality ; Weak image stabiliser ; Uninspiring design

Clearly, the Sony Handycame DCR-SR58E's most significant feature is its defiantly standard-definition-only recording capability, and this is likely to be the main factor governing any purchase. Indeed, the DCR-SR58E is one of the best SD camcorders...


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Amazon review summary for Sony DCR-SR58


alaTest has collected and analysed 32 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR58 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

usability, battery, image quality, design, zoom

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSR58EX Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 80GB HDD - SilverSony DCRSR58EX Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 80GB HDD - Silver

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR58E


Very good optical zoom ; and hard drive size

Very poor quality when white light present ; For example when doing a video of a band ; with white disco lights

Consumer review by:

Best purchase Sony DCRSR58ES


This camcorder is fantastic. It has so many lastest features compared to the old camcorders. Its small, practical, easy to use, 2 in 1 you can record movie aswell as take photos. No films or discs needed as it has 80gb hard drive + optional memory...

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Pretty good spec. camera. I reserved it online got a 5% discount over the offer price so it was great value for money.

good memory, good look and feel

not a hd, battery life perhaps not the best

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/8''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Pro-HG / MS Pro
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Standard Definition


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/3
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/3500


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