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Handycam DCR-SR45 30 GB HDD 40X Zoom Digital Camcorder - MSRP $449.99

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Opinions about the memory and battery are mixed. There are some less positive reviews about the features and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, design

viewfinder, features

On average, users rate this product 97/100.

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Handycam DCR-SR45 40X Zoom

 

This is one hard to beat product !! I highly recommend this to any Camcorder buff !!

Every feature exceeds my expectations. Handy sturdy and easy to operate item.

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Very good easy to use camcorder

 

Very easy to use. This does for home video what digital cameras did for pictures. Easy to download to computer. I have not edited or burned video to DVD yet, but picture and sound the are great when the camera is plugged directly into a TV (I don't...

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HandyCamDCR-SR45

 

Easy to switch from still photo to video.

Battery life needs to be longer with the memory capability of this camera.

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User friendly

 

Great little camera for the price.

Easy to operate and learn, no more tapes, great battery life, small and lightweight, easy to transfer picture files to laptop, etc. Love the "Quick On" feature, which allows you to make all your settings, then power down to a standby mode, then ready...

Pictures are a little grainy (maybe I can adjust that?), no viewfinder means that it is difficult if not impossible to see what you are filming in bright daylight, like at the beach.

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Handycam DCR-SR45 30 GB HDD 40X Zoom Digital Camcorder - MSRP $449.99

 

For the money, a very good buy. For a first time buyer, this is the better way to go instead of the tape method. A LOT less head ache this way. A+

Light weight. Easy to use features. Easy to download. Touch screen a plus.

Ha some trouble focusing in low light situations. Has no place to mount extra light source.

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Sony DCR-SR45 Hard drive Camcorder

 

Dell has the best service and price, Ive seen it selling for much more from other vendors and stores. Dells customer service is second to none.

Outstanding clarity, even at long zoom ranges. This small compact camcorder amazes me every time that I use it. The videos are nice and clear, the sound is great. The controls are easy to use and figure out. Excellent overall engineering, design and...

No flash for picture taking, but they turn out good.

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