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Sony DCR-SR47

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 reviews of Sony DCR-SR47. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and size. The price and portability also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the image quality. Some have doubts about the control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR47 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-SR47

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR47 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and size. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the durability and image quality.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR47 Hard Disk Drive Handycam® Camcorder (Silver)Sony DCR-SR47 Hard Disk Drive Handycam® Camcorder (Silver)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 review:

 

The Handycam DCR-SR47 is Sony's entry-level hard-drive-based standard-definition camcorder. The main attractions are its small size, large storage capacity, and megazoom lens. It's also fairly easy to use partly because of the touch-screen-based menu...

Simple operation; 60x zoom lens; 60GB hard drive; small.

Soft video; noticeable purple fringing on subjects.

If storage amount, zoom range, and easy operation are on your list of needs before video quality, check out the Sony Handycam DCR-SR47.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Misty Faucheux (brighthub.com)

DCR-SR47: Great Amateur Video Camcorder

 

The Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 is great for amateur videographers and YouTube users. While the clips are noisy on high definition screens, it works well on the smaller Internet screen. Professionals should avoid this camcorder. Learn more by reading this...

While as mentioned the video recording comes out fine on the YouTube format, its lower-quality shows when trying to take higher-quality recording. It’s noisy in low-light and not as crisp as higher-priced camcorders. But, for the amateur videographer,...

Sep, 2011

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

Sony DCR-SR47

 

Standard-def Sony handycam with 60GB hard drive and a 60x optical zoom.

60GB of inbuilt storage, powerful 60x optical zoom, affordable price

Poor still image mode, noisy low-light performance

The Sony DCR-SR47 is a great standard-definition camcorder that will satisfy most casual users. With oodles of inbuilt storage and a user-friendly 60x optical zoom, it represents great value for money.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR47

 

If high storage capacity, long zoom range and easy operation are above video quality on your list of needs, the Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 is well worth a look.

Simple operation ; 60x zoom lens ; 60GB hard drive ; Itty bitty dimensions

Soft video ; Noticeable purple fringing

While it's true that you can get much better video from an HD camcorder, and they needn't cost that much more, standard-definition video is less demanding to play and edit on an average desktop or laptop. With the Sony Handycam DCR-SR47, you're trading...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Jennifer M. (newegg.com)

Nice camcorder, working great since 2009

 

We have had this since 2009. These days it does not get a lot of use given our cell phones are just more handy. The internal 60gb drive is adequate sized. transfering videos is easy enough.

The door hinge feels a bit lightweight

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: ronald S. (newegg.com)

CamCorder

 

Simply an excellent product! New baby in the family and this is a great camera.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: E. Yee (newegg.com)

simple to use

 

hard to beat for the price.

touch screen, great picture, decent (60x) zoom, holds over 20 hrs of footage in sp mode

not hd

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Edmond Y. (newegg.com)

simple to use

 

hard to beat for the price.

touch screen, great picture, decent (60x) zoom, holds over 20 hrs of footage in sp mode.

not hd

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: derick K. (newegg.com)

Nice Value for no HD..This cam is great for capturing HOURS of video

 

I like this cam so far so good...I would opp for another battery or a higher rated one..The optional acc bag is really cool and comes with a memory stix..

Great Sound!! Lot's of HD space for recording many hours!! No tape,Cd or memory cards needed. Small and lightwieght. Powerful zoom

Picture snaps are a joke (really low quailty and the button is in a strage spot on the cam) Need's lots of light to capture good video..Not HD...Zoom need's a really steady hand or tripod just like any other cam. Another con I would say is the Sony...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Nice Value for no HD..This cam is great for capturing HOURS of video

 

I like this cam so far so good...I would opp for another battery or a higher rated one..The optional acc bag is really cool and comes with a memory stix..

Great Sound!! Lot's of HD space for recording many hours!! No tape,Cd or memory cards needed. Small and lightwieght. Powerful zoom

Picture snaps are a joke (really low quailty and the button is in a strage spot on the cam) Need's lots of light to capture good video..Not HD...Zoom need's a really steady hand or tripod just like any other cam ; Another con I would say is the Sony...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Record those special occasions with the DCR-SR47/R Handycam camcorder. A built-in hard disk drive offers extended, hassle-free recording and a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens delivers sharp, high resolution images. For close-ups, you will appreciate a powerful 60x optical zoom. Hybrid technology even allows you to record video to the hard drive or optional Memory Stick Duo media.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH30

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:2.7in
Weight:10.6oz
Width:2.4in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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

General Features

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SR47/SR47/L/SR47/R/SR47E/SR47ER
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-6.0
Max Focal Length:108mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:60
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Red/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.34Megapixel/0.3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8 ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Recording

Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disk drive/Hard disk drive
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder