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Sony Handycam DCR SR57E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR57E. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and image quality. The price and portability also get good views. Many are less positive about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR57E 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 SR57E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR57E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the viewfinder.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSR57E Handycam Camcorder With Built-in 80GB Hard Disc Drive - Silver (61hrs)Sony DCRSR57E Handycam Camcorder With Built-in 80GB Hard Disc Drive - Silver (61hrs)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DCR-SR57E Camcorder

 

The Sony DCR-SR57E does come with a huge hard drive, this has the ability to store up to 61 hours of video, being 80GB in size really does mean that it will be very difficult to completely fill this camcorder full of video. If you do, you will always...

About the software notice, this is not so. It is not possible to use this camera on a mac computer. Sony does have software for the mac but this camera is not supported in this software.

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio dubbing: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):1.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH30

Camera

Minimum illumination:6
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback zoom:Y
Playback zoom (max):Y

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver

Display

Display:Hybrid LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:123200

Flash

Built-in flash: 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:1.54 - 92.1
Digital Zoom:2000
Filter size:1.18
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.54 - 92.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.0984 - 2.46
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:60

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Cable type:USB, Multi AV
Fader:Y
Lens system:Carl Zeiss
Manual focus: Yes
Media types supported:HDD, Memory Stick
Metering:SPOT
Minimum hard disk space:400
Night mode: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.2
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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage

Internal storage capacity:80

Video

Maximum video resolution:720 x 576
Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.13
Height:2.68
Weight:10.6
Width:2.36

White Balance

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