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Sony DCR-SR 36

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Sony DCR-SR 36. 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. Views about the zoom and price are overall positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the image quality, and there are some less positive comments about the color and viewfinder.

usability, portability, size, price, zoom

battery, design, viewfinder, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR 36 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 67 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ramamohan (

Sony DCR-SR36E


Easy of use,light weight,good picture quality, fairly easy to load to computer.

Hardly any

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Anjan (

Sony DCR-SR36E


every thing is fine

battery runs out so quick

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: ehsan (

Sony DCR-SR36E


low cost, gives u good qulaity , 40 x zoom is brrilliant

poor battery life

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Dennis (

Sony DCR-SR36E


very compact and excellent zoom Lens, looks and feels very that it is well made, an excellent camcorder for the money

battery life

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony DCR-SR36E


poor photo

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Frances (

Sony DCR-SR36E


Brilliant 40gb HHD( no buying extra disk or tapes),27 hours recording time so it would last a 2 week break Looks good fits nicely in your hand, very easy to use, great built-in lens cover so no loosing lens cap extremely good value for money.when using...

none with handycam but would have been a better buy if a case was provided

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony DCR-SR36E


small compact and easy to use. Not yet tried the various copy to disc methods. Nice little camera

battery life short and replacement expensive

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony DCR-SR36E


Easy to use, light weight, compact size

Battery life

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Manish (

Sony DCR-SR36E


This is a very lightweight and easy to use camera. Specially nightmode does wonders.


Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony DCR-SR36E


Light Good Zoom Easy with both hard disk and card

Focus struggles with low light Why did they put in such a little battery !

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications


Minimum illumination:6


Color of product:Black, Silver


Display Diagonal:2.8


Built-in flash: Yes

Image Sensor

Total megapixels:8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter size:1.18
Focal length range (f-f):0.0709 - 0.161
Optical Zoom:40

Other Features

Flash memory:40000
Interface:USB 2.0
Power consumption (typical):2.8
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes


Maximum video resolution:640 x 480

Weight & Dimensions