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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Handycam DCR-SR45 30 GB HDD 40X Zoom Digital Camcorder - MSRP $449.99. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the price and image quality are overall positive. The size and portability also get good feedback. The battery and memory get mixed comments, and there are some negative reviews about the viewfinder.

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On average, users rate this product 97/100.

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Consumer review by: Tedro (

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.


Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Ollyland (

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...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: girlfriend (



Easy to switch from still photo to video.

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

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Jacquie (

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.

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Mrtrmn60 (

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.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Niblipix (

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.

Apr, 2008