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Sony Handycam DCR SR45E

Sony Handycam DCR SR45E
alaScore 75

7 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR45E. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the portability. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the battery. Many are negative about the price.

usability, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR45E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Sony HandyCam SR45 is a good camcorder ”


The Sony HandyCam DCR-SR45 Hybrid HDD is a very good camcorder. This is a upgrade from another Sony HandyCam (the old school one that uses tape). I have not been disappointed. It is small and easy to carry. It is light but not to light to where you are...

Nov, 2010

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Sony DCR-SR45E 30GB Hard Drive/Memory Stick Hybrid PAL Camcorder


A good camera. Does not look like professional videos but doesn't look amaturish either. Easy to use. A good camera for the money.Sony DCR-SR45 Camcorder RocksPros:Small, handheld camcorder with excellent stablilizer. Great software and easy to...

Nov, 2009

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Sony DCR-SR45 Camcorder Rocks


My daughter bought my husband and I this camcorder last year for Christmas.  Since that time I am constantly shooting videos or taking pictures.  While the pictures don't seem quite as clear as pictures taken on a regular digital camera you can play...

Small, handheld camcorder with excellent stablilizer.  Great software and easy to use

Pictures do not seem quite as sharp as videos

Nov, 2009

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Sony DCRSR45 Works for Me


I have owned two Hi-8 Digital Sony Camcorders since 1990. They have both performed very well. In recent years, I have been challenged to transfer all of my tapes to DVDs. This was alway a tedious process that involved hours of time and loss of video...

Compact Camcorder, Decent Software Provided, 30GB Hard Drive Large Enough for Me

Supplied Battery has only a 1 hour life at Best, Spare Batteries are Pricey

Aug, 2008

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Sony DCR-SR45E 30GB Hard Drive/Memory Stick Hybrid PAL Camcorder


I recommend this camcorder for the family user who wants to save memories on DVDs.Sony DCRSR45 Works for MePros:Compact Camcorder, Decent Software Provided, 30GB Hard Drive Large Enough for MeCons:Supplied Battery has only a 1 hour life at Best, Spare...

Aug, 2008

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easy to start up good sound quality ”


this cam corder has an easy start up, directions and i used it within 3 hours of purchase with  no problem

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

You're always making memories, why stop capturing them? The DCR-SR45 Handycam camcorder is ready when you are, with a built-in 30GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) for storage and up to 20 hours of recording time (LP). A generous 2.7 Touch Panel LCD Monitor keeps all the controls at your fingertips, while a 40x Optical/2000x Digital Zoom keeps all the action up close and personal. And when it comes time to share your memories, it couldn't be easier than with the One Touch Disc Burn capability and the Memory Stick Duo media slot. The DCR-SR45 brings simplicity back to video sharing.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


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:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.1
Max Focal Length:76mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Optical Zoom:40
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.41Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:490Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size: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 (Super Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None