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Sony Handycam DCR SR87

Sony Handycam DCR SR87
alaScore 77

28 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR87. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The zoom and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, zoom, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR87 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR SR87

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR87 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. Views about the image quality and design are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, design, image quality

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR87 Hard Disk Drive Handycam® CamcorderSony DCR-SR87 Hard Disk Drive Handycam® Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Sony DCR-SR87

 

If you're in the market for a digital camcorder, give the Sony DCR-SR87 a look. It's built-in 80GB hard drive makes it a bit larger than some of the compact units available, but the convenience it offers is hard to beat. The 25X zoom with optical...

19 hours storage at maximum quality, 56 hours standard1.07 megapixel CCD sensor2.7 inch touch panel LCD display80GB hard drive

Currently the price is a bit on the high side

The Sony DCR-SR87 is a new hard drive digital camcorder from Sony. It...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR87

 

In a category of camcorders that have relatively little to distinguish one from another, the Sony Handycam DCR-SR87 is genuinely remarkable. Few users will ever require more storage than is available on its massive hard drive. It has exceptional optics...

The Sony DCR-SR87 is at the high end of standard definition camcorders that record to an integrated hard disc drive rather than the removable media used in other categories. It offers remarkable video quality and is one of a very few such units that...

Consumer review by: IFLYMAUI (sony.com)

Where's The Remote??? Nighshot???

 

"I used to love Sony products. They still make one of the best TV's out there and their camcorders have always been excellent. The DCR-SR87 misses the gate with a flawed design in that there is no remote (self-video) and it stinks at night or dawn. I...

Sony

No Remote. No Nightshot

May, 2009

Consumer review by: salf1 (sony.com)

Good camcorder, but not enough

 

"The camcorder is really good, but there is a couple of things that sony forgot: There is no nightshot video lens, you cant use it at night. If you use a usb cable to transfer the video direct to your computer, the date and time dont show on the...

Small, Light and easy for travel

No Nightshot, No remote control

May, 2009

Consumer review by: SierraSam (sony.com)

DCR-SR87 HDD Does It Great

 

"I have never used a camcorder before. My main purpose for this purchase was two fold. One, a great way to capture my grandchildren growing up and just as importantly was I needed a camera as well with ZOOM capabilities. This product fit the bill with...

EASY button makes taking pics a snap as well as video

None I can think of except in the browser, I can't find where to rename a picture (YET)

May, 2009

Consumer review by: director (sony.com)

Design Flaw

 

"This camcorder would be perfect except Sony designers did not think to include the convenience of the remote commander device. It allows the user to operate the camcorder from a distance. It's included with other Sony camcorders, why not this model? 9...

No remote device

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: ren6637009 (ciao.com)

Sony DCR-SR87

 

Type of hard disk video digital camera CCD photographic device components Photographic device number 1 Photographic image editor/size six inches Optical zoom multiple optical zoom multiple optical zoom camcorders of optical zoom depend on optical lens...

Optical zoom multiple optical zoom multiple optical zoom camcorders of optical zoom depend on opti

but it will drop the definition, a bit like VCD or DVD of complex modulation ZOOM function

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: kumalasari99 (ciao.com)

Great Camcoder for your unforgetable memories

 

Consider to buy it because Sony DCR SR 87 has so many advantages. For a long time I did not have a handycam, I only use my digital camera to record my unforgettable memories, but I begin to think that it is not enough. So I consider to buy a handy cam....

Easy to use

None

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Amaya (reviewstream.com)

Sony DCR-SR87 Camcorder

 

One of the gadgets that I can say, I'm really proud to have because of its durability is our Sony DCR-SR87 Camcorder. It's been awhile now when it first came into my hands. My uncle gave this to me as a gift last month. As far as it

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Capture your next big event without tapes or DVDs and record directly to hard drive. The DCR-SR87 Handycam camcorder contains a hard disk drive to store all of your high-quality videos and stills. With 20x optical/800x digital zoom and a Carl Zeiss 60x optical zoom lens, everything will be as clear as you remember it. This camcorder also features hybrid recording technology, which gives you the flexibility to record video to the hard drive or Memory Stick PRO Duo media.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH50

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 / Twilight portrait

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SR87
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
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

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