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Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E)

Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E)
alaScore 82

78 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the color and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 35 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

usability, portability, image quality, price, durability

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sony DCR-SR55E review


This hard disk camcorder's subtle curves make it one of the best-looking models here.

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Sony DCR-SR55E Camcorder Review


Shoot and store up to 27 hours of high quality video and still images directly onto the 40GB high capacity hard disk drive, without worrying about carrying tapes or discs.

Sony’s Handycam Station (included) makes it easy to quickly view your images on a connected TV or PC via the analogue and Hi-Speed USB connectors. The station also charges the SR55E whilst you are enjoying your footage. The handy One-Touch Disc Burn...


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Sony Handycam DCR-SR55E: Super Compact Camcorder - Another GREAT Sony Product!


Me and the wife have been looking for a Hard Disk camcorder for ages. We decided on this one for the following reasons: 1.) It is VERY small. It maybe too small for some, but we wanted something small and compact that we could easily carry around with...

Super Small, Easy to use, MASSIVE Recording capabilities

Maybe too small for some

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR55


Its very light and easy to use

We moved from digital tape to this and thought that it was going to be an upgrade but, it so wasn't the picture quality is absolutely terrible and grainy. worst thing we ever bought

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/6''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Duo / Pro Duo
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/3
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/3500


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