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Sony HDR-SR10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 311 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the features and viewfinder, and there are some mixed views about the size.

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

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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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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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

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Exelent HD Camera

 

As an camera its an sony,and sony is simple good for camcorders. Exelent lens,good stabilisation,and acurate focus,even in very poor licht. The camcorder have also an mini HDMI port to play movies on an big lcd or tft screen.with ownsome movie qalitie...

HD movies as easy as you can ; Good lens and exelent cmos censor,even in not so good licht ; You have options to take movies in SD compatible with normal DVD players,How ever converting is nessesary

I have two sony camera's and I still not understand how the mesure batterie live ; If sony say you can take movies for two hours,believe me ,take half of thad,and it will be cloce

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Amazing, couldn't be happier!

 

I bought a Panasonic SDR-H40 video camera and was very disappointed with the quality. It didn't look any better than my old VHS-C so I decided to bite the bullet and step up to HD. I didn't want to worry about carrying around tapes or discs all the...

1. Crisp sharp colors and definition are absolutely amazing ; 2. Easy to pickup and use out of the box ; 3. Came with all the cables to connect to my newer HD TV AND older TV's and my computer ; 4. Conversion software better than I expected

1. The instruction manual doesn't go into much detail about the cameras options, luckily the camera is much more user friendly than the manual and I was able to figure most everything out pretty quickly

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Amazing, couldn't be happier!

 

I bought a Panasonic SDR-H40 video camera and was very disappointed with the quality. It didn't look any better than my old VHS-C so I decided to bite the bullet and step up to HD. I didn't want to worry about carrying around tapes or discs all the...

1. Crisp sharp colors and definition are absolutely amazing ; 2. Easy to pickup and use out of the box ; 3. Came with all the cables to connect to my newer HD TV AND older TV's and my computer ; 4. Conversion software better than I expected

1. The instruction manual doesn't go into much detail about the cameras options, luckily the camera is much more user friendly than the manual and I was able to figure most everything out pretty quickly

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After a month, I would have gone with something else

 

With a 20% re-stocking fee if I return this, I am pretty much stuck with it.

Good size, feel. Big LCD screen. Good sound if subject is close to camera

This thing is pretty much chained to the docking system that came with it. Can't re-charge or download without it and it doesn't seem to fit into the dock as well as it should. Also, the dock has a large footprint. Proprietary file format sucks too

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After a month, I would have gone with something else

 

With a 20% re-stocking fee if I return this, I am pretty much stuck with it. Getting an extra battery (smaller than a standard "D") will set you back $120+, unless you go with el-cheapo imitations, which will void your warranty. I went with a high-def...

Good size, feel. Big LCD screen. Good sound if subject is close to camera

This thing is pretty much chained to the docking system that came with it. Can't re-charge or download without it and it doesn't seem to fit into the dock as well as it should. Also, the dock has a large footprint. Proprietary file format sucks too

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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