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Sony Handycam DCR SR290

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and battery are overall positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas the design and viewfinder get critical views.

usability, image quality, portability, battery, size

value for money, viewfinder, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR290 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 63 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCR SR290

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 18 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR290 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability, image quality, battery, zoom

value for money

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR290 Hard Disc Drive Camcorder With 2.7'' LCD ScreenSony DCR-SR290 Hard Disc Drive Camcorder With 2.7'' LCD Screen

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR290E review

 

The Sony DCR-SR290E digital camcorder should appeal to casual, snapshooter-type videographers, but it's somewhat pricey, since its video quality still can't match better MiniDV camcorders

Effective hybrid image stabilisation ; A hot shoe for optional accessories

No viewfinder ; Somewhat pricey given its image quality ; No minijack mic input

In low light, focus slows down noticeably and becomes very sluggish in very dim lighting. However, given a few seconds, the SR290E does eventually focus, even in extremely low light. As usual, Sony's Super NightShot does an excellent job of capturing...

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Sony DCR-SR290E Camcorder Review

 

Record and enjoy up to 28 hours of high quality video and up to 6 Megapixel still images directly onto the 40GB high capacity hard disk drive, without having to worry about additional tapes or discs – high capacity ‘and' high quality.

Sony’s Handycam Station is included with the SR290E and allows you to quickly and easily connect the camcorder to your TV or PC via the analogue and Hi-Speed USB connectors. The One-Touch Disc Burn function records an hour’s worth of video onto DVD via...

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR290E: A Highly Functional Monstrosity

 

It was, it is enough to say, difficult for me to come to terms with the Sony Handycam DCR SR290E. My previous video-camera â€" a bastion of unparalleled style and functionality â€" reviewed just a few months ago, came to an untimely demise at the...

Superb quality, excellent battery life

Not the most attractive option

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR290E : A Highly Functional Monstrosity

 

It was, it is enough to say, difficult for me to come to terms with the Sony Handycam DCR SR290E. My previous video-camera - a bastion of unparalleled style and functionality - reviewed just a few months ago, came to an untimely demise at the callous...

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/3''

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Duo / Pro Duo
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

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

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/800

Recording

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