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Sony Handycam DCR SR290

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR290. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and zoom. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, design

price, size, color, reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR290 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Handycam DCR SR290


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR290 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the design and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability and size.

usability, portability, image quality, price, design

size, reliability

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2020

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Sony DCR-SR290E Camcorder Review


Record and enjoy up to 28 hours of high quality video and up to 6 Megapixel still images directly onto the 40GB high capacity hard disk drive, without having to worry about additional tapes or discs – high capacity ‘and' high quality.

Sony’s Handycam Station is included with the SR290E and allows you to quickly and easily connect the camcorder to your TV or PC via the analogue and Hi-Speed USB connectors. The One-Touch Disc Burn function records an hour’s worth of video onto DVD via...

May, 2012

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Sony DCR-SR290


The image quality is superb reproduced on a television it is as though you are there It is easy to use. The super steady shot works well

None that I can think of

Sep, 2008

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Sony DCR-SR290


Easy to get to grips with initially (virtually just pick up and go). The computer software requires more effort to master.

Jan, 2008

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Sony DCR-SR290


Everything that it describes in the spec really make this camera stand out.

Dec, 2007

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Sony DCR-SR290


Ease of use, quality of picture and features,

battery power could be better as it gets drained quite quickly,

Dec, 2007

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