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Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the color, and the viewfinder and battery get negative views.

usability, portability, size, image quality, zoom

battery, viewfinder

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 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 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and size also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the color.

usability, size, portability, image quality, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR55E Hard Disc Drive Handycam Camcorder with X25 ZoomSony DCR-SR55E Hard Disc Drive Handycam Camcorder with X25 Zoom

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (

Sony DCR-SR55E review


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

May, 2008

Expert review by: (

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...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Gordon (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR55


Simple to use

not HD but who cares

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Anton (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR55


Super Nightshot! Par excellence!

Non-compatibility with Apple products. It is about time the manufacturer became more universal in their product as many people prefer not to use the more corruptable Windows operating systems.

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Richard (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR55


Fits in the hand really well and most controls are within easy reach. The low light setting is a good function. Picture quality is excellent on movie setting.

zoom 'lever' takes some getting used to and could be improved to give a smoother functioning. When light is poor e.g. in a dimly lit room with only a few widely spaced lights, the auto focus can struggle to find a sufficently strong light source to...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: David (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR55


Nice size & comfortable to handle. Excellent zoom. Good connections for auxilliarys, ie. d.c. input, computer & AVR.

I miss an eye viewer particularly in bright sunlight the image cannot be seen on screen.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Selwyn (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR55


Lightweight & ease of use docking station makes transfer of data to dvd simple

could do with a more powerful bty

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: jimbojet733 (

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

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

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!!

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Tony (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR55


very light and easy to pick up and use immediately

Nov, 2008