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Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-SR68. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and zoom. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability, while there are some critical comments about the connectivity and viewfinder.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, size

viewfinder, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and price. The size and portability are also appreciated. The reliability and image quality get negative comments, while there are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder and design.

usability, portability, size, price, zoom

image quality, reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 review: Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

 

The Handycam DCR-SR68 is Sony's entry-level hard-drive-based standard-definition camcorder. The main attractions are its small size, large storage capacity, and megazoom lens, all at a sub-$350 price. It's also fairly easy to use out of the box;...

Simple operation; 60x zoom lens; 80GB hard drive; small.

Soft, noisy video; noticeable fringing on subjects; image stabilization is electronic only; no mic or headphone jacks.

Sony's Handycam DCR-SR68 (and larger-capacity SR88) offers up ample storage and a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model.

May, 2010

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

 

Sony has made a respectable standard-definition digital video hard drive camcorder with the DCR-SR68. It records quality video, the stills look good despite a lower resolution and the extra features help it overcome the lack of high definition. This...

A nice 60x optical zoom, a great LCD and face detection technology are among the highlights

The 80GB hard drive is somewhat small, and it can’t record in high definition

Overall, the Sony DCR-SR68 is an average-quality DV hard drive camcorder with a number of good features.

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Expert review by: Sandeep Balachandran (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony DCR-SR68E

 

A compact camcorder with a nice and chunky storage space.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Jayesh Limaye (techtree.com)

Sony DCR-SR68E: SD Camcorder

 

SD camcorder with an 80 GB hard drive inside

Compact, SD recording, good price, swivel touchscreen controls, excellent build, very light, crystal clear sound, smooth and silent optical zoom motor, good battery life, SteadyShot, Face Detection, Tele Macro, Zoom mic

Image quality, mirror-like touchscreen, no optical viewfinder, touchscreen controls may be difficult to use, awkwardly placed USB port, no headphone jack

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: bigfoot (tigerdirect.com)

Nice unit for the price

 

Unit works well and does all that is expected. The only drawback is in close quarters it would be nice to have a wide angle. I deal in realestste and need to capture an entire room. This camera is not able to do that. Mike

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: GPOP (sonystyle.com)

DCR-SR68

 

After reading some of the reviews before I bought this camera wasn't sure it was the right one for what I wanted to do with it, but so far I haven't found anything negative about it.

Easy to use and lightweight

Standard battery life ok but bought extra battery with extended life

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Marc (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent

 

Bought this for a family member for a gift he loves it.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: hmsmith07 (sonystyle.com)

Terrible Camera - Shame on Sony

 

A terrible camera. The image quality is very grainy and colors are muted and faded. Videos have lines through them and photos are unacceptable. The screen on the camera shows these image issues and playback is even worse on a computer screen. Shame on...

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Terrible image quality, no flash, bad lighting

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: VReyes (dell.com)

Great Video camera

 

Very easy to use right out of the box. No need to buy more memory cards. Glad we purchased

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Patricia85 (dell.com)

Awesome Camcorder

 
Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Capture and store your memories directly to the hard disk drive with the DCR-SR68 Handycam camcorder. A professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens delivers high-resolution images, while a 60x optical/2000x digital zoom lets you record close-up action from a distance. Equipped with Face Detection technology, capturing faces is a cinch. In addition to built-in video light, this camcorder has a vibrant 2.7" touch panel display (measured diagonally) which rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FV30

Camcorder Features

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO Duo / SDHC Memory Card/Memory Stick PRO Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick Duo / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.2in
Height:2.6in
Weight:9.9oz
Width:2.2in

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:Landscape / Portrait mode / Twilight portrait / Fireworks / Twilight mode / Sunset / Candle / Beach / Snow / Sunrise/Sunrise / Snow / Beach / Candle / Sunset / Twilight mode / Fireworks / Twilight portrait / Portrait mode / Landscape

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SR68
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-6.0
Max Focal Length:108mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:60
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.34Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8 / 1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8 ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader/White fader / Black fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Hard disk drive / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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