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Sony Handycam® DCR-SR42 (30 GB) HDD Camcorder

Sony Handycam® DCR-SR42 (30 GB) HDD Camcorder
alaAverage 3.7

3 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Sony Handycam® DCR-SR42 (30 GB) HDD Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the portability. The usability also gets good comments, but there are some less positive reviews about the price and battery.

usability, portability

battery, price

On average, users rate this product 73/100.

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Camera blurs focus all the time!


This is the first video camera I've ever owned, although I've used a few others. I bought this very expensive camera (about $615 at Best Buy) figuring that I would use it forever, so I got this one with the internal hard drive so I didn't have to mess ...

You can't record over anything. Videos are easy to find (organized by date).

The 1-2 second blurs that occur as frequently as every few seconds.

Oct, 2008

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It Doesn't Take A Rocket Scientist to Operate


I bought my DCR-SR42 about a month ago. Although I have not yet tried all the features on it, I am completely satisfied so far. This is my first camcorder. After a lot of research, I decided a hard drive would suit me the best. The quality of the ...

Easy to use. Very compact.

Docking station could be improved.

Jan, 2008

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Awesome Little Camcorder!!!!!


This camcorder is INCREDIBLY easy to use. I had it out of the box and after the battery charged (120 mins later), I was testing the camcorder out. All I did was set the "Easy" function (explained in the manual) and I was using the camcorder in a ...

EASY TO USE, great video quality, software easy to install and use.

Battery a bit hard to put on, battery life is short, Spare batteries are spendy.

Apr, 2007