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Sony DCR-SR58

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 55 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 59/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is Feb 5, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-SR58


alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR58 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the size and battery are overall positive. The zoom and portability also get good comments.

usability, portability, zoom, battery, size

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSR58EX Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 80GB HDD - SilverSony DCRSR58EX Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 80GB HDD - Silver

Dec, 2018

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Nice for video. Bad for photo


Nice Handycam with good video quality. Poor in photos with VGA camara


Dec, 2011

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If you buy this camera make sure you buy a monopod or mini tripod with it, when zoomed filming it's nearly impossible to hold still and get a decent shot. It has steady shot but it makes little difference. Very short life in this home.

Large clear LCD,Easy to use

Poor image quality,No external mic input,No image stabilization,Poor still image


Jul, 2011

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR58E


Very good optical zoom ; and hard drive size

Very poor quality when white light present ; For example when doing a video of a band ; with white disco lights

Sep, 2011

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Best purchase Sony DCRSR58ES


This camcorder is fantastic. It has so many lastest features compared to the old camcorders. Its small, practical, easy to use, 2 in 1 you can record movie aswell as take photos. No films or discs needed as it has 80gb hard drive + optional memory...

Jul, 2010

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Pretty good spec. camera. I reserved it online got a 5% discount over the offer price so it was great value for money.

good memory, good look and feel

not a hd, battery life perhaps not the best

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio dubbing: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Battery life (max):1.4
Battery Type:NP-FV30


Minimum illumination:3
Playback zoom:Y
Playback zoom (max):Y


Color of product:Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7


Built-in flash: No

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):230400
Optical sensor size:1 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.54 - 92.1
Digital Zoom:2000
Filter size:1.18
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.54 - 92.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.0709 - 4.25
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:60

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6
Audio Output:Y
Auto focus: Yes
Cable type:USB
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser (PMB)

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Internal storage capacity:80


Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

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