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Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and value for money are generally positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. The features and connectivity get critical comments.

usability, image quality, portability, value for money, size

resolution, battery, viewfinder, connectivity, features

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony DCR-SR68E

 

A compact camcorder with a nice and chunky storage space.

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 (Silver)

 

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.

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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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"Very Easy to Use"

 

I recommend you practice with any camera you buy before using it for real. Seems to me some reviewers didn't do this.

Received this as a gift. Was hesitant to take to Italy because it't not a HD unit. However I was pleasantly surprised how good the videos are. The hard drive is large enough to handle most vacations without worrying about the SD card.

The still photos are OK but it was easier to carry a small megapixel or phone camera for best results.

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"Used it once. I get better video from my camera."

 

small, that's it.

Everything else!

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"Please, read on! Important stuff here!"

 

People have been giving negative reviews from "stupid" things like "Picture quality is poor/grainy" well, this is a CAMCORDER! Camcorders take VIDEO! Also you dont NEED to use PMB, just extract your files from the camera's HD directly! Love this since...

Lightweight (not a lot, just makes it seem like more quality ;) )

Could have a better battery life with the battery that comes with it.

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Good quality for a handycam, i love it. buy one.

 

quality, weight, easy to hold

could have better quality

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"Good quality for a handycam, i love it. buy one."

 

quality, weight, easy to hold

could have better quality

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because its cool

 

nthng its HQ

its silver in colour

images arent clear

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heinour picture quality

 

am planning on returning.

small. cool menu options

unusable image and picture quality

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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