Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony HDR-SR11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 827 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the color and design. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but the features and reliability get less positive opinions. Reviews are divided on the battery.

usability, image quality, portability, design, color

value for money, reliability, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-SR11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

See all Sony Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 827 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 694 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 327 of 694 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (133)

Consumer review by:

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-SR11

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 13 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR11 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

battery, image quality, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR11E HD Hard Disc Drive Handycam - 5MPSony - Handycam HDR-SR11E (PAL) (black)

Consumer review by:

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-SR11

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR11 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

reliability, features

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR11 10.2-MP 60GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomSony HDR-SR11 10.2-MP 60GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomSony HDR-SR11 10MP 60GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder + Deluxe Outfit - Sony ASONHDRSR11K2

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by:

Sony HDR-SR11

 

The popularity of hard disk drive standard definition and high-def camcorders continues to climb. Nothing beats the storage capability of a HDD video maker—just think, you can record hour after hour of baby giggles, if that's your thing (and new...

Full HD 1920 x 1080 60GB AVCHD HDD Camcorder

Expensive; weak low-light performance

The Sony Handycam HDR-SR11 is a slightly mixed bag with the ledger heavily weighted to the positive.

ADVERTISEMENT

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by:

Sony HDR-SR11 60GB High Definition Handycam Camcorder

 

stellar audio, Sony's HDR-SR11 High Definition Handycam ($1,099.99 direct), with a built-in 60GB hard drive, will certainly deliver. Sony puts the icing on the cake with a dead-simple interface and extra goodies like Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound...

Excellent image quality. 60GB internal hard drive. High-resolution, touch-screen LCD. Face detection. Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

Doesn't include video-editing or Blu-ray-burning software.

Sony's HDR-SR11 camcorder features a 60GB hard drive and delivers dazzling 1080i HD video, along with some cool extra features. But if you don't already own compatible video-editing software, you'll have to add that to its price.

Expert review by:

Sony HDR-SR11 Handycam

 

Touch screen menu is intuitive ; Convenient, sturdy plastic doors protect connection ports from dust ; Works smoothly with the Mac ; Shoots vivid, high-quality video

Still images appear too dark

Expert review by:

Sony Handycam HDR-SR11

 

I used to think that hard-drive models would take over the camcorder market as miniDV slowly faded into the horizon. I've since changed my tune after using flash-based models, especially those that include some onboard memory. However, if you shoot a...

Excellent video and performance; impressive still photos for a camcorder; adequate manual controls; nice CAM CTL dial; docking station included.

No wind filter; doesn't include mini HDMI cable.

Sony's Handycam HDR-SR11 and SR12 60GB hard-drive-based AVCHD camcorders deliver top notch performance and image quality.

Expert review by:

Sony HDR-SR11 Review

 

The Sony HDR-SR11 is a prosumer, mid-range camcorder, geared towards the independent filmmaker and advanced amateur user. This camcorder is part of the line of Sony Handycam camcorders. In this digital camcorder review, we review the pros and cons of...

Expert review by:

Review: Sony HDR-SR11 Handycam HD camcorder

 

The HDR-SR11 HD camcorder is an easy choice for those wishing to jump on the tapeless bandwagon. Sony has all the bases covered: the camcorder is Mac-friendly, sports impressive video quality, and is elegantly designed.

Though a little bulky, the HDR-SR11 rests comfortably in your palm. The weight of the camcorder tends to lean toward the left, so it’s best to hold it with two hands (left hand under the LCD, right hand on the body) to ensure stability. The zoom tab is...

Expert review by:

Sony HDR-SR11 review

 

Join the high-def bandwagon with a fully Mac-compatible HDD camcorder

Great resolution for video and stills ; Face detection ; Foldout touchscreen

Poor mic positioning ; Slow data transfer ; Unclear menu system

Expert review by:

Sony HDR-SR11

 

Like the deformed marionettes from the TV show Thunderbirds, all systems are 'GO!' at Sony's hard disk-based handycam division. The company cur...

Suburb high-definition video quality, good low-light performance, 10.1Mp stills mode, tonnes of advanced modes and features

A little on the chunky side

The HDR-SR11 is a slightly cheaper alternative to Sony's top-of-the-range HDR-SR12E. With the exception of a smaller hard drive, it offers identical performance to its award-winning sibling.

Expert review by:

Sony HDR-SR11 Handycam review

 

Easy to use, craftily designed, and packed with features, the HDR-SR11 is a strong contender in the tapeless HD camcorder market. This camcorder shoots and stores high-definition video and still images on a 60GB hard drive or Memory Stick Duo or Pro...

The HDR-SR11 is an easy choice for those wishing to jump on the tapeless bandwagon. With this device, Sony has all the bases covered: the camcorder is Mac-friendly, sports impressive video quality, and is elegantly designed.

Expert review by:

Sony Handycam HDR-SR11 review

 

If you're in the market for a hard-drive-based high-definition camcorder, you won't go wrong with this Sony. It delivers top notch performance and image quality

Excellent video and performance ; Impressive still photos for a camcorder ; Adequate manual controls ; Nice CAM CTL dial

No wind filter ; Doesn't include HDMI cable

Weenjoyed using the CAM CTL dial for manual focus -- it's much nicer thanusing the touchscreen. The built-in microphone does a good job ofcapturing audio and can be set to zoom along with the lens. You canalso notch the recording level down to low if...

Product Specifications

Shoot video and still photographs like a pro. Sony's HDR-SR11 Handycam camcorder has everything you need for a superior video and photo experience. Its Face Detection technology, made possible by the ClearVid CMOS sensor (with Exmor technology) and BIONZ image processor, helps make sure people look their best in videos and photos. Capture extremely detailed video in Full 1920 x 1080 High Definition resolution, as well as stunning 10.2 megapixel still photos. The camcorder records directly to a built-in 60GB hard drive or your choice of removable Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media.

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:5.4in
Height:3in
Weight:1.2lbs
Width:3.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-SR11/HDR-SR11E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:58.8mm
Min Focal Length:4.9mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5.08Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:3.81Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5.66Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.2 mm ( 1/3.1 ) / 8.2 mm ( 1/3.1" )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

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

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:150
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

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT