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Sony Handycam DCR SR60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR60. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the zoom and battery. There are some mixed reviews about the design.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

battery, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR SR60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR60 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the design. There are some less positive views about the zoom.

usability, portability, image quality, price

zoom

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR60 30GB 1MP Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical ZoomSony DCR-SR60 30GB 1MP Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Sony DCR-SR60

 

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: Norm (newegg.com)

Data recovery in process.....

 

This camera is poorly designed.

Makes great movies, but only if kept absolutely still ; It is very easy to pull the movies from the hard drive via USB

This camera is non-refunable ; I would not recommend anyone to purchase this ; If the camera is kept perfectly still, it works great; any camera movement causes the dreaded "Data Recovery is in process, avoid vibration" and the movie is lost

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: tanya2008 (ciao.com)

Sony Handycam DCR SR60E

 

Highlights: o 1.0MP Advanced HAD CCD Imager o 12X optical/800X digital zoom o Professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens o 2.7" Wide touch panel SwivelScreen LCD o One touch wide angle shooting The DCR-SR60/E contains a 30GB Hard Disk Drive to...

Good Camera

None as such

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: camerauser2008 (epinions.com)

Bad engineering in Sony's DCR-SR camcorder line

 

As readers will find by searching the internet, and much to my chagrin, this camera and it's kin in Sony's DCR-SR line have an engineering flaw with the connection between the camera body and the touch screen. I used the camera to record a total of 36 ...

None

Engineering flaw rendering the camera useless after only a few minutes of filming

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: MEESHA70 (viewpoints.com)

THE SOFTWARE IS HORRIBLE ”

 

I HAVE HAD THIS CAMERA FOR LESS THAN A YEAR AND I REALLY LIKED IT UNTIL I HAD TO BURN A DVD, I HAVE CONTACTED SONY AND THEY ARE OF NO HELP, THE SOFTWARE COMPANY WEBSITE ONLY HAS A PHONE NUMBER , IF THEY ARE SO TECH SAVVY SHOULDN'T THEY AT LEAST HAVE AN...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: donedeal (epinions.com)

Awesome Camera Easy to Use

 

Price, Quality, Battery Life, Durability

Small for big hands

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: quincon (epinions.com)

Not a good camera

 

small

bad video quality

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: gprohit (pricegrabber.com)

Handycam DCR-SR60

 

Awesome camera to use for rookies.

Amazingly light weight

Too little Battery life

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: darpanpal (pricegrabber.com)

DSR-SR60 : great one..really amazing

 

You can transfer the video to your computer first and then with you computer DVD burner can burn it to disk.

no need to carry mini DV s or DVDs, Handy cam station, Active interface shoe,since we can directly store the video in hard disc we can easily transfer to computers.

Battery , The camera didn't do to well in a low lighted room

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: sandystorms (pricegrabber.com)

DSR-SR60 - Very Cool Cam!!

 

Bought this camcorder over the thanks giving weekend.

Esthetics, Wide Screen, UI, Compact Size, No Tapes or DVDs, Handycam station, Active interfcae shoe

Battery, indoor low light recording

Nov, 2006
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Product Specifications

Discover the power of the DCR-SR60 Series HDD Handycam. Its outstanding 30GB internal capacity allows you to capture your moments without external media. Handycam Station offers enhanced connectivity to your PC or TV, while One-Touch DVD Burn makes sharing videos a snap. Sony's HDD Handycam lets hold on to the moment in a new and exciting way. With its remarkable 30GB storage, the DCR-SR60 HDD Handycam offers enhanced recording times - up to 21 hours digital video or 7 hours in HQ mode for DVD-quality. The built-in Hard Disk Drive's impressive internal capacity allows for extensive, direct digital recording without the need for extra or external media. The DCR-SR60 HDD Handycam's convenient on-camcorder editing feature gives you the control to produce your digital masterpiece. Use the Visual Index to access segments easily. Delete unwanted video footage with a simple click or change the sequence of your movie by rearranging video segments. It is the worry-free way to create exciting home video instantly. Built-in Shock Absorbers protect the hard disk drive from damage when accidentally dropped or mishandled. 3G Sensor technology automatically detects falling and removes the HDD write head from the hard disk to make sure your video is safely guarded. Once stabilized, the buffered video stream resumes recording and footage is preserved seamlessly Ideal for any shooting situation, the hybrid display features recording and zoom buttons on the LCD frame, giving you more control when shooting. Manually adjust exposure and focus with a tap of the screen. The swivelling display offers the flexibility to capture the scene at the perfect angle, while the Widescreen LCD lets you see your true 16: 9 recording in full size.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.6in/7in
Height:2.7in
Weight:12.7oz/13.8oz
Width:2.8in

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 & ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SR60/SR60E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.5
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1070Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.6 mm ( 1/5.5 ) / 4.6 mm ( 1/5.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Special Effects:Black & White / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder