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Sony HDR-SR10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 reviews of Sony HDR-SR10. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and features, while reviews are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-SR10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-SR10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the portability and durability are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the features.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-SR10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and usability also get good reviews.

price, usability, portability, image quality, design

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR10 4MP 40GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 15x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomSony HDR-SR10 4MP 40GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder + Deluxe Outfit - Sony ASONHDRSR10K2

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Sony HDR-SR10

 

The Sony HDR-SR10 offers a full resolution high definition picture (1920x1080) that records to a built in 40GB hard disk drive to eliminate the need for tapes. The HDR-SR10 also leaves open the possibility to write to a memory stick if that better...

Customers have noticed and appreciated the sharp images and amazing colors that this camera produces. Others have commented on the ease of use and the usefulness of having a hard disk drive as opposed to tapes. A consistent complaint has been the need...

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Sony HDR-SR10

 

Most camcorder buyers treat the phrase 'high definition' like some high-tech gospel to be fanatically revered. After all, if it has 'HD' slapped on th...

1920x1080i high-definition video, additional memory stick slot for hybrid recording, performed above average in low light conditions, shares most of the same features as its premium-priced siblings

Its rivals in the entry-level HD space are significantly cheaper

While slightly overpriced for an entry-level HD camcorder, the HDR-SR10 offers a variety of innovative features for the asking price. Those with beefier wallets, however, would probably be better off with one of its deluxe stable mates.

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Sony Handycam HDR-SR10

 

The SR10 offers a good balance between value and quality in the emerging consumer HD video space.

Excellent quality video ; Facial recognition works very well ; Decent shooting capacity ; Can shoot to HDD or Memory Stick

Average microphone ; Tilted design a little wearing on the hands

On a pure quality front, the SR10 represents quite a fair balance for the asking price. Just make sure you pick one up beforehand and make sure it's a good fit for your preferred style of shooting.

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Sony HDR-SR10E Camcorder Review

 

Enjoy exceptional picture quality with High Definition 1920×1080 movies and up to 4.0 megapixel still photos. With an impressive 40GB hard disk drive this compact camcorder can record up to 15 hours of video.

To transfer your movies and images to your PC, simply connect the HDR-SR10E via the supplied USB cable to utilise the One Touch Disc Burn and Easy PC back up features. The Picture Motion Browser software (included) makes it easy to search and edit your...

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Sony HDR-SR10

 

Thanks to some top camcordering tech your home movies needn't be mistaken for The Blair Witch Project, especially with

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Sony HDR-SR10

 

The glimmering Sony brings a touch of class to any family function, thanks to a 2.7-inch touchscreen on which you can choose settings or adjust the focus and exposure (watch out for fingerprints!). The 15x zoom lens is the most powerful on test, and...

While you do get an additional memory card slot, it’s Sony’s Memory Stick format, which is incompatible with the market-leading SDHC cards. The SR10 is incredibly well built but, like some of its rivals, a touch portly at over 480g

At first glance, the glossy, almost button-free Sony seems a lightweight option. But delve into the touch menus and there’s plenty of high-tech features on board, from face detection and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound to sharp 4-megapixel still...

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Good camera for HD daily shooting

 

If you don't do lots of in-room videos, this is for you. If you really after semi-professional quality - think again.

good battery life. intuitive interface. compact size, good firm handle for your hand. good sets of accessories and filters

Color correction required almost always if you filming inside or with poor light. Colors really messed up if you film in the dark with artificial light. Color correction and white balance settings are not remembered even after set. Poor photos

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Great Camera! Very clear picture

 

This is a great video camera for the price. It is built with sony quality, and the features are amazing! the touch screen is easy to maneuver, and the options are easy to manage. The picture is great, and the still shot function works easily, and the...

Picture clarity! Great sound

Price, 4mp still camera

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GREAT BUY Great Camera

 

Great camera i'm glad i bought this. Very happy with it.

Easy to use. touch lcd screen is nice. easy to manage and delete files right on the camera. supersteady shot is great night shot is neat to mess around with, it takes good pictures also

zoom could be higher it's 15x but you can buy a lens to increase that, it screws on the front. file format could be better

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So Far, So Good ...

 

Like I said, "So Far, So Good". I think I got a pretty good price on the camcorder ($600) and I haven't run into any problems. The clarity is great and the Face Detection is a cool feature. The big test was the "Wife Test" ... which went well and the...

Great size/weight, great options to switch from hard drive and memory stick, good sound quality, and pretty "user friendly

zoom feature is only "okay", customer care tends to be lacking

Product Specifications

The HDR-SR10 Handycam camcorder delivers everything you need to shoot stunning Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution video and 4 megapixel still images. With Hybrid recording technology, you can record to either an internal 40GB hard disk drive or removable Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media. A professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens and ClearVid CMOS sensor (with Exmor technology) and BIONZ image processor let you capture every detail in video and still images. Additionally, Face Detection technology helps everyone put their best face forward, while the Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization system helps ensure images remain sharp and true.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in
Height:3in
Weight:1.2lbs/16.9oz
Width:3.2in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-SR10/HDR-SR10E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.6
Max Focal Length:46.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.1mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.99Megapixel/2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.49Mpix/2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.36Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5 ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5" )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2/AVCHD / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:180
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disk drive/Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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