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Sony DCR-SR200E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Sony DCR-SR200E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the battery and zoom. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR200E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-SR200E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR200E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the price. Many are negative about the viewfinder.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR200 2.1MP 40GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSony DCR-SR200 2.1MP 40GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony Handycam DCR SR200

 

Sony's Handycam DCR SR200 is a reliable choice in the microdrive category, backed by the Sony brand and several appealing features not found in many other flash drive camcorders. Sony Handycam DCR SR200 helps beginners feel proficient with...

It's unanimous: the Sony Handycam DCR SR200 Flash is one of the best choices available today in the microdrive market with exceptional storage, ease of use and superior sound quality

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCR-SR200E

 

When it comes to purchasing a digital video camera, modern consumers are spoiled for choice. With HD, mini-DV, and DVD all vying for your attention, m...

Impressive video performance, decent stills camera, highly user-friendly

Limited selection of manual controls, performs poorly in low light levels

The Sony DCR-SR200E manages to stand out from the crowd thanks to its impressive image quality and exceptional ease-of-use. One of the better HDD handycams on the market.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Brian Ingram (newegg.com)

More than meets the eye

 

Over all this is a great camera for the home enthusiast. The software it came with really does nothing for you in the way of editing the videos, I tried a trial of the sony vegas software which worked well with the file formats but was a bit to clunky...

Lightweight only a little over a pound with the battery, makes long filming sessions easy and comfortable without a stand. The zoom is fast and responsive, much more so than any of the cheaper models that I tested at a local retail store. One thing not...

The camera does not perform as well as I had hoped or even heard, in low light situations. Make sure you have decent over-all lighting for recording or else you will get a lot of noise. I also don't like the fact it records in a non "universal" format...

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: tianchengzheng (ciao.com)

Bright and steady in losing.

 

Sony SR series at a number of hard drive-based digital cameras, SR200E type can be said to be the pilot, there is no super-zoom lens, 10x optical zoom only; but will pay more attention to the clarity of image and sound quality, and configuration of the...

More powerful features

Price too high

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: qigd520 (ciao.com)

Sony high end home use SR200E evaluation

 

Sony SR200E, provides 10 time of optics focal variation scope, uses 2,100,000 total picture elements 1/3 inch crystal sharp CMOS phantom sensors, the dynamic transcribing highest resolution has achieved the 1024X576 picture element.In addition, 5.1...

the fuselage is exquisite, simple with

the long burnt end edge image formation quality misses slightly

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: cz8951013 (ciao.com)

The use of feelings

 

5, compare with the old sony dv shot, 200e Although a lot of pixels to be high, but no significant difference between the effect of filming. Purchase experience: one, do not blindly pursue high-pixel, even though there are high-definition display...

Close-up shots very good results

Hand-held mobile loom when shooting the screen blurred

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: MsNelson (viewpoints.com)

Not the quality I expect from Sony. ”

 

The Sony DCR-SR200 camcorder has 40 GB memory on its hard drive.  This seems like a fantastic way to travel light, without having to lug boxes of tapes around.  In reality, it can cause paranoia that one crash will delete all of your movies, so I...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: oneciks (ciao.com)

User friendly Sony Handycam DCR SR200E

 

the Sony DCR-SR200E is a 40GB that can store video or pictures equivalent to up to 28 hours, depending on the results of the selected video quality or file size. Even if is still less, you can add a memory card into the slot Memory Stick Pro Duo. Ease...

Ease of use

Nothing

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: arya2008 (ciao.com)

Sony DCR-SR200E

 

Sony DCR-it SR200E is one of the Handycam, which features a sophisticated, the HDD is available on the DCR-SR200E is a 40GB that can store video or pictures equivalent to up to 28 hours, depending on the results of the selected video quality or file...

attractive design, clear image

sound a bit noisy

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: namzyanzy (ciao.com)

This Camcorder is not so great because...

 

Total let down. Maybe the Sony engineers took a crumpled up design paper out of Carl's trashcan and unfolded it and used it. Videos: The video camera ONLY takes "good movies" in broad daylight. The video stabilization feature causes a sort of "heat...

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Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Sound and vision allows you to capture the full range of life with the DCR-SR200 Handycam hard disk drive camcorder. The ClearVid CMOS Sensor gives you realistic images and 5.1ch surround sound lets you record the sounds as well as the sights. You can leave the tapes at home, thanks to the internal 40GB hard disk drive that stores up to 20 hours of amazingly clear video (LP) with up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution. An industry leading Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens captures incomparable detail while the dual recording feature allows you to capture 2.3 megapixel still images at the same time as you're filming video. And with the included Handycam Station, you can immediately share your footage with the one touch disc burn feature.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.9in/5in
Height:3.1in
Weight:1.1lbs/16.2oz
Width:3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode/Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SR200/SR200E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm/5.4mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.99Megapixel/2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.43Mpix/1.4Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:80
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monochrome / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia/Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None