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Sony Handycam DCR SR290

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR290. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the design and zoom are overall positive. The portability and image quality also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR290 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability and size.

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85% 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

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

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...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Colin (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-SR290

 

The image quality is superb reproduced on a television it is as though you are there It is easy to use. The super steady shot works well

None that I can think of

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-SR290

 

Easy to get to grips with initially (virtually just pick up and go). The computer software requires more effort to master.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-SR290

 

Everything that it describes in the spec really make this camera stand out.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Neil (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-SR290

 

Ease of use, quality of picture and features,

battery power could be better as it gets drained quite quickly,

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: smooth_criminal_ (dooyoo.co.uk)

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...

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: smooth_criminal_ (dooyoo.co.uk)

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

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Type:NP-FH60

Camera

Minimum illumination:1.5

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.57 - 15.7
Digital Zoom:20
Filter size:1.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.57 - 15.7
Focal length range (f-f):0.213 - 2.13
Optical Zoom:10

Other Features

Audio Output:5.1ch
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2-1/800

Storage

Internal storage capacity:40

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.04
Height:3.07
Weight:17.1
Width:2.99