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Sony DCR-SR100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of Sony DCR-SR100. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and design are overall positive. The portability and size also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the connectivity and reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-SR100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the zoom and battery are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good views, but the viewfinder and reliability get critical reviews.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Thomas Ricker (engadget.com)

Sony's DCR-SR100 disk-based camcorder reviewed

 

Remember that hot Sony DCR-SR100 disk-based Handycam we first set eyes to at CES? Yeah, the one with a 30GB hard disk, 3.3 megapixel sensor, 2.7-inch touch-screen LCD, and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound recording -- that one. Well, CamcorderInfo laid...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Image quality

 

Sony Handycam DCR-SR100

Superior image quality for a single-chip, MPEG-2 camcorder; decent still photos; hotshoe for a light or a microphone; fluid and fast focus.

Too dependent on its touch-screen interface; small LCD.

The Sony Handycam DCR-SR100 is a solid hard-drive-based option, especially if you like Sony's touch-screen interfaces.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Sony DCR-SR100 30GB Handycam Camcorder

 

Very good video quality. Includes a viewfinder. Excellent night mode.

Expensive for a hard drive camcorder. Still-image features could be better. Bulky.

The DCR-SR100 30, Sony's first hard drive camcorder, is the best of its kind thus far, but it hasn't attained EC quality yet.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Sony DCR-SR100 30GB Handycam

 

The Sony DCR-SR100 30GB Handycam isn't flawless, but it's the best hard drive camcorder I've seen.

Very good video quality. Includes a viewfinder. Excellent night mode.

Expensive for a hard drive camcorder. Still-image features could be better. Bulky.

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Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Quick Camcorder Reviews: Sony DCR-SR100 Camcorder

Great video and still performance from large CMOS sensor, - Very easy to use - even more so than Sonys that use external media, - Big, sharp LCD & HDMI terminal

Recently outclassed by the Sony HDR-SR1, - Not much in the way of manual controls, - Bulky compared to most consumer camcorders

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-SR100 Camcorder Review

 

A pattern is emerging. JVC puts a product out on the market, one that everyone wants. The hot new thing. Then Sony, seizing on the opportunity, leapfrogs over JVC with a slightly better version, and takes home the spoils. It happened with high...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Brent Holland (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Review: Sony DCR-SR100 Hard Drive Camcorder

 

Talk about the whole package, the Sony DCR-SR100 Handycam Camcorder not only captures sharp digital video directly to a 30-gigabyte hard drive, but it also serves as a decent digital still camera as well

Crisp, clear picture Versatile Large Storage Compact design

No headphone jack Limited manual controls Small record button

The Sony DCR-SR100 is an excellent solution for hobbyists, or travelers who want to capture great video and still images without having to bother with a lot of buttons. Being able to store large amounts of video to the 30-gigabyte hard drive is also an...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : About.com (about.com)

Sony DCR-SR100 Camcorder Review

 

Sony DCR-SR100 Hard Drive The Sony DCR-SR100 has a built-in 30g hard drive. The drive is large enough to hold 440 minutes of video at the camcorders highest video quality setting. At it’s lowest video quality setting the camcorder can hold up to 1,250...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : David Kender (reviewed.com)

Sony DCR-SR100

 

The Sony DCR-SR100 features a single 1/3"Advanced HAD CCD, with 3310K gross pixels. This corresponds to 2050 effective video pixels in 4:3 aspect ratio and 2060 effective video pixels in 16:9 aspect ratio. The provided specs sheet did not indicate how...

May, 2006

Expert review by (gadgetmadness.com)

Sony DCR-SR100 30GB Handycam Camcorder

 

Wowza - previously only JVC had a hard drive offering in the camcorder arena, however Sony will be releasing...

Apr, 2006

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