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Sony Handycam DCR SR87

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR87. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The portability and zoom also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, zoom, portability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR87 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Handycam DCR SR87


alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR87 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The portability and usability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, design, image quality

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

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Sony DCR-SR87


If you're in the market for a digital camcorder, give the Sony DCR-SR87 a look. It's built-in 80GB hard drive makes it a bit larger than some of the compact units available, but the convenience it offers is hard to beat. The 25X zoom with optical...

19 hours storage at maximum quality, 56 hours standard1.07 megapixel CCD sensor2.7 inch touch panel LCD display80GB hard drive

Currently the price is a bit on the high side

The Sony DCR-SR87 is a new hard drive digital camcorder from Sony. It...

Feb, 2010

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Where's The Remote??? Nighshot???


"I used to love Sony products. They still make one of the best TV's out there and their camcorders have always been excellent. The DCR-SR87 misses the gate with a flawed design in that there is no remote (self-video) and it stinks at night or dawn. I...


No Remote. No Nightshot

May, 2009

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Good camcorder, but not enough


"The camcorder is really good, but there is a couple of things that sony forgot: There is no nightshot video lens, you cant use it at night. If you use a usb cable to transfer the video direct to your computer, the date and time dont show on the...

Small, Light and easy for travel

No Nightshot, No remote control

May, 2009

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DCR-SR87 HDD Does It Great


"I have never used a camcorder before. My main purpose for this purchase was two fold. One, a great way to capture my grandchildren growing up and just as importantly was I needed a camera as well with ZOOM capabilities. This product fit the bill with...

EASY button makes taking pics a snap as well as video

None I can think of except in the browser, I can't find where to rename a picture (YET)

May, 2009

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Design Flaw


"This camcorder would be perfect except Sony designers did not think to include the convenience of the remote commander device. It allows the user to operate the camcorder from a distance. It's included with other Sony camcorders, why not this model? 9...

No remote device

Mar, 2009

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Sony DCR-SR87


Type of hard disk video digital camera CCD photographic device components Photographic device number 1 Photographic image editor/size six inches Optical zoom multiple optical zoom multiple optical zoom camcorders of optical zoom depend on optical lens...

Optical zoom multiple optical zoom multiple optical zoom camcorders of optical zoom depend on opti

but it will drop the definition, a bit like VCD or DVD of complex modulation ZOOM function

Apr, 2009

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Great Camcoder for your unforgetable memories


Consider to buy it because Sony DCR SR 87 has so many advantages. For a long time I did not have a handycam, I only use my digital camera to record my unforgettable memories, but I begin to think that it is not enough. So I consider to buy a handy cam....

Easy to use


Mar, 2009

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Sony DCR-SR87 Camcorder


One of the gadgets that I can say, I'm really proud to have because of its durability is our Sony DCR-SR87 Camcorder. It's been awhile now when it first came into my hands. My uncle gave this to me as a gift last month. As far as it

Jan, 2009

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