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Sony Handycam DCR SR82

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR82. 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. Reviewers really like the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR82 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 52 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR SR82

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR82 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas the viewfinder and reliability get negative reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

reliability, viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR82 1MP 60GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom (Handycam Station Included)Sony DCR-SR82 1MP 60GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom (Handycam Station Included)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Sony DCR-SR82 Hard Disk Drive Camcorder Review

 

The Sony DCR-SR82 Hard Disk Camcorder has a 60GB built-in hard disk drive giving users the ability to record up to 40 hours of video.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: XPEHBAM (shopzilla.com)

Very good product !

 

Very compact, easy to use without attracting much attention.

Lens opening requires the use of left hand.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Aziz (newegg.com)

Best Sony HDD Camcorder

 

I was $599 now $549 even better nice,

60 GB HDD up to 1300 min of recording time, 900 min High quality mode, Wide touchcreen really make eveything easier. I record nicely in complete darkness with nighshot, excellent sound. Very lite it will fit in my hand perfectly ; Very easy to used I...

you must buy another battery cause the one it shipped with will only last 90 min. I wish it HD capable but it $$$ more bucks for that

Nov, 2007

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

Sony Rock

 

Amazing picture and sound quality, enough storage on the HDD (60 GB), the touchscreen is so cool ; You will be surprised how small this thing is. It shipped with good software that will teach you how to use it, easy to burn into DVD from my laptop ;...

I wish battery have a longer life but I bought an extra

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Rowdy (newegg.com)

Sony DCR Camcorder

 

High quality build, charges batteries fast, buy a spare battery. Changing batteries is fast and easy battery snaps on to the camera easily in seconds. Videos sure beats a single shot stills, you can also take stills too. Touch screen shows battery life...

I bought this camcorder to use on vacation, first camcorder I ever bought and used. Easy to use, videos turn out excellent under any condition, low light to full sun. Excellent sound high quality. Smaller than I expected fits in your hand nicely. Play...

Off/On switch cumbersome and awkward. Takes some getting use to. Good thing about the switch, it won't be turned on or off accidently

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Handyguy (newegg.com)

best SD cam

 

This camcorder is a perfect fit for me. I didn't need the overhead of HD filling up my Macbook yet, so I went with this SD cam. This is my third Handycam and it exceeded my expectations.

Apple iMovie with iLife 08 specifically supports this model of Sony HDD camera and codec, providing quick USB 2 import and easy editing. No more tapes! No more real-time transfers! Low light performance is great, especially with the slow shutter and...

The included battery only lasts 1.5 hours, so I had to buy two of the 6.5 hour batteries and a charger. No external video inputs

Oct, 2007

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

SONY DCR-SR82 Black/Silver 2.7"123K LCD 60GB 25X Optical Zoom Handycam Hard Disk Camcorder

 

Never tried it with a windows PC but not for the mac user. Video quality is still better with DV

Perhaps works well with windows

No mac support software. Does not work with iMovie. I was able to transfer the compressed vid to my mac, but then had to change format. Then it would woth with imovie, but video was choppy for some reason. No Firewire

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: salty (pcrush.com)

must have item

 

i love this addition for my Handycam HDR-CX150. Since the camera is so small, this helps with overall camera control. great slow and rapid zoom function. easy access to record video and snap photos at the same time. I wish it had 3" - 6" leg extensions...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

must have item

 
Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: sunny43 (viewpoints.com)

takes great videos ”

 

This camcorder has been in our home for a few months now. I really like it because i am able to take great quality videos of my kids and my family as well. Another reason i love this camcorder is because it is so compact. The small size helps me to...

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

No more switching or rewinding tapes means more time for shooting. Welcome to life with the DCR-SR82E Handycam camcorder. With a 60GB hard disk drive, you can store up to 40 hours of video (LP) in amazing resolution with the 1 Megapixel CCD. An industry leading Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens captures incomparable detail and the 2.7" Wide Touch Panel Hybrid LCD Display gives you total control over what you've shot. Then, easily transfer and share your videos by simply connecting the DCR-SR82E to the included Handycam Station and burn a disc with a single click. So, step into the next generation of video and start capturing more memories.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.3in/4.5in
Height:2.8in/2.9in
Weight:12.5oz/14.3oz
Width:2.9in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Twilight mode/Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports lesson / 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:SR82/SR82E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1070Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder