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Sony Handycam DCR SR88

Sony Handycam DCR SR88
alaScore 81

3 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR88. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the usability. The zoom is also mentioned favorably.

size, zoom, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR88 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR88 review: Sony Handycam DCR-SR88

 

Sony Handycam DCR-SR88

Simple operation; 60x zoom lens; 120GB hard drive; small.

Soft, noisy video; noticeable fringing on subjects; image stabilization is electronic only; no mic or headphone jacks.

Sony's Handycam DCR-SR68 (and larger-capacity SR88) offers up ample storage and a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model.

May, 2010

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

Sony Handycam DCR-SR88 review: Sony Handycam DCR-SR88

 

Sony Handycam DCR-SR88

Simple operation; 60x zoom lens; 120GB hard drive; small.

Soft, noisy video; noticeable fringing on subjects; image stabilization is electronic only; no mic or headphone jacks.

Sony's Handycam DCR-SR68 (and larger-capacity SR88) offers up ample storage and a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model.

May, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Just a heads-up

 

Must be getting old, I'm wishing the camera was a little bigger so the LCD was easier to see (ahem) in bright sunlight.....

Haven't had it long enough to say yet

The camera requires a ' micro' USB cable end however the cable it comes with is a 'mini

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Capture and store up to 91 hours (LP mode) of video footage directly to the built-in hard disk drive. The DCR-SR88 also features a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens which produces sharp, high-resolution images, while an LED video light helps with low-light situations. Frame and review your shots on the 2.7" touch panel display. Boasting a 2.7" (16:9) touch panel display with excellent viewing clarity and improved resolution (230K pixels), it a breeze to frame your shots. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel also allows easy access to menus. Ideal for sporting events, wildlife, or distance shooting, a Carl Zeiss 60x optical zoom brings you closer to the action, so you can capture extremely tight shots, even from far away. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming (up to 2000x) is clearer, with less distortion. The 2.7" clear photo LCD (230 K) display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 230K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering. 60x optical zoom help you capture close-up action while keeping your distance. Digital zoom interpolation means that extreme digital zooming (up to 2000x) is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms. The DCR-SR88 features a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake.

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:NP-FV30
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FV30

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick PRO Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick Duo / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.2in
Height:2.6in
Weight:9.9oz
Width:2.2in

Display

Display Diagonal:2.7

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Snow / Beach / Candle / Sunset / Twilight mode / Fireworks / Twilight portrait / Portrait mode / Landscape / Sunrise

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes
Built-in light:Y

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SR88
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter size:1.18
Focal length range (f-f):0.161 - 2.42
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-6.0
Max Focal Length:108mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:60
Optical Zoom:60
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.34Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8 / 1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8 ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Flash:LED Video Light
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual focus: Yes
Power Requirements:8.4V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PMB Ver.5.0 Supports Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3)(32bit), Windows Vista Service Pack2 (SP2) (32bit), Windows 7

Ports & interfaces

S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/30 - 1/500

Storage

Internal storage capacity:120

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Hard disk drive / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.13
Height:2.56
Weight:11.3
Width:2.17