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Sony DCR SR37

alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 reviews of Sony DCR SR37. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the price and zoom are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the control panel and color.

usability, portability, size, zoom, price

battery, design, viewfinder, color, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR SR37 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony DCR SR37 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the battery and size. The zoom and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the durability.

portability, usability, zoom, size, battery


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony - Handycam DCR-SR37E - Camcorder - Widescreen Video Capture - 800 Kpix - optical zoom: 60 x - HDD : 60 GB - flash cardSony - Handycam DCR-SR37E - Camcorder - Widescreen Video Capture - 800 Kpix - optical zoom: 60 x - HDD : 60 GB - flash card

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (

Sony DCR-SR37E Camcorder


With all the features you would expect from a camcorder of this type and so much more this camcorder proves to be great value for money.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: dean (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


A brilliant camera. No doubt about it.

Umm - none!

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Andrew (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


Hard Disk is good at storing a lot of images and I am very pleased with what it has filmed.

Not good in low light.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: josie (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


It's very light too use..

when used at night time it's very dark! There is no light and the picture are blured?.doesn't come with remote control..

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Colin (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


Easy to carry and use indoors

When using outdoors cannot see the subject in viewfinder; all I can see is my reflection. How can I overcome this problem.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


easy to use mostly

no viewfinder means image difficult to follow in bright light- useless at seaside or skiing

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Walter (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


Can't put movies on apple mac computer . even after been told i could, so it's almost useless.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


Very quick and simple to use.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Norman (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


Light, Compact, Good Image Quality, Easy to upload Video, Excellent Battery Life, Excellent Zoom

Still Camera Pictures Not Great, Fader a bit Fiddely to use (via touch screen)

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


power of lens

no screen shade available so shooting in bright light makes it difficult to see target

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio dubbing: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH30


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:6
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9


Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:123200


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.49
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:1 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.73 - 103.9
Digital Zoom:2000
Filter size:1.18
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.73 - 103.9
Focal length range (f-f):0.0709 - 4.25
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable Lens: No
Optical Zoom:60

Other Features

Audio Output:Y
Auto focus: Yes
Cable type:USB, Multi AV
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual focus: Yes
Media types supported:HDD, Memory Stick
Night mode: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Recording speed:HQ (9Mbps) / SP (6Mbps) / LP (3Mbps)
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/3-1/3500

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:640 x 480
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Camcorder media type:HDD, Memory card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS)
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:60


Maximum video resolution:720 x 576


Camera viewfinder:Electrical / No
Viewfinder type:Electrical / Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.68 / 4.13
Height:2.68 / 4.13

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes