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Sony DCR-SR47

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 reviews of Sony DCR-SR47. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The zoom and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the image quality. Many are less positive about the control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR47 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-SR47

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR47 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and battery. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but opinions about the durability and image quality are different.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 review: Sony Handycam DCR-SR47

 

Sony Handycam DCR-SR47

Simple operation; 60x zoom lens; 60GB hard drive; small.

Soft video; noticeable purple fringing on subjects.

If storage amount, zoom range, and easy operation are on your list of needs before video quality, check out the Sony Handycam DCR-SR47.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Misty Faucheux (brighthub.com)

DCR-SR47: Great Amateur Video Camcorder

 

The Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 is great for amateur videographers and YouTube users. While the clips are noisy on high definition screens, it works well on the smaller Internet screen. Professionals should avoid this camcorder. Learn more by reading this...

While as mentioned the video recording comes out fine on the YouTube format, its lower-quality shows when trying to take higher-quality recording. It’s noisy in low-light and not as crisp as higher-priced camcorders. But, for the amateur videographer,...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCR-SR47

 

Standard-def Sony handycam with 60GB hard drive and a 60x optical zoom.

60GB of inbuilt storage, powerful 60x optical zoom, affordable price

Poor still image mode, noisy low-light performance

The Sony DCR-SR47 is a great standard-definition camcorder that will satisfy most casual users. With oodles of inbuilt storage and a user-friendly 60x optical zoom, it represents great value for money.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR47

 

If high storage capacity, long zoom range and easy operation are above video quality on your list of needs, the Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 is well worth a look.

Simple operation ; 60x zoom lens ; 60GB hard drive ; Itty bitty dimensions

Soft video ; Noticeable purple fringing

While it's true that you can get much better video from an HD camcorder, and they needn't cost that much more, standard-definition video is less demanding to play and edit on an average desktop or laptop. With the Sony Handycam DCR-SR47, you're trading...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice camcorder, working great since 2009

 

We have had this since 2009. These days it does not get a lot of use given our cell phones are just more handy. The internal 60gb drive is adequate sized. transfering videos is easy enough.

The door hinge feels a bit lightweight

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

CamCorder

 

Simply an excellent product! New baby in the family and this is a great camera.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

simple to use

 

hard to beat for the price.

touch screen, great picture, decent (60x) zoom, holds over 20 hrs of footage in sp mode

not hd

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

simple to use

 

hard to beat for the price.

touch screen, great picture, decent (60x) zoom, holds over 20 hrs of footage in sp mode.

not hd

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice Value for no HD..This cam is great for capturing HOURS of video

 

I like this cam so far so good...I would opp for another battery or a higher rated one..The optional acc bag is really cool and comes with a memory stix..

Great Sound!! Lot's of HD space for recording many hours!! No tape,Cd or memory cards needed. Small and lightwieght. Powerful zoom

Picture snaps are a joke (really low quailty and the button is in a strage spot on the cam) Need's lots of light to capture good video..Not HD...Zoom need's a really steady hand or tripod just like any other cam ; Another con I would say is the Sony...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice Value for no HD..This cam is great for capturing HOURS of video

 

I like this cam so far so good...I would opp for another battery or a higher rated one..The optional acc bag is really cool and comes with a memory stix..

Great Sound!! Lot's of HD space for recording many hours!! No tape,Cd or memory cards needed. Small and lightwieght. Powerful zoom

Picture snaps are a joke (really low quailty and the button is in a strage spot on the cam) Need's lots of light to capture good video..Not HD...Zoom need's a really steady hand or tripod just like any other cam. Another con I would say is the Sony...

Jan, 2010

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