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Sony HDR-SR10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 reviews of Sony HDR-SR10. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and price also get good comments. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and battery, and views are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

battery, viewfinder

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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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HDR-SR10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the portability and size are overall positive. The image quality and price also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the color and viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, size, portability

reliability, viewfinder, color

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR10E High Definition 40GB Hard Disc Drive Handycam Digital Camcorder- 4MPSony HDR-SR10E High Definition 40GB Hard Disc Drive Handycam Digital Camcorder- 4MP

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HDR-SR10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR10 from 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 People are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and memory, while there are some mixed reviews about the durability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

viewfinder, memory, reliability

80% of the reviews on 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 with 15x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Apr, 2018

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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...

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

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.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

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.

Apr, 2008

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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...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Insider Staff (

Sony HDR-SR10


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

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : PriceRunner (

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...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (

kiss- keep it simple stupid


takes a little use to make it an everyday simplicity

Good in Low Light

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (



make the camera cheaper

Its a sweet camera

It cost to much

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Don't fully trust Sony cams anymore


I have owned several sony cams the earliest was a true work horse, but the later one sucked. It Irretrievably broke after one year of normal use. Wasn't worth the repair bill.

I don't own one

I'm afraid of Sony cams

Jun, 2009

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Sony HDR-SR10E 4MP 40GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder (PAL)



May, 2009

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 dubbing: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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


Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:960 x 220

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


Built-in flash: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1490000
Optical sensor resolution:2360000
Optical sensor size:1 / 5 / 1/5
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:4 / 4.1

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.57 - 23.6
Digital Zoom:180
Filter size:1.18
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.57 - 23.6
Focal length range (f-f):0.122 - 1.83
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.6
Max Focal Length:46.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.1mm
Optical Zoom:15
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens



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)

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Lens focal range:1.8 - 2.6
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:SD, HD

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/425


Internal storage capacity:40


Video compression format:AVCHD, MPEG2 / MPEG2
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MPEG2 / MPEG2

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


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes