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Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-SR68. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and size. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the connectivity and viewfinder. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, image quality, portability, size, zoom

viewfinder, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the zoom and price. The size and portability also get good reviews, but the reliability and image quality get negative comments. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, size, price, zoom

image quality, reliability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 review: Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

 

Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

Simple operation; 60x zoom lens; 80GB 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 : Sandeep B (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony DCR-SR68E

 

A compact camcorder with a nice and chunky storage space.

Jun, 2010

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

Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 review: Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

 

Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

Simple operation; 60x zoom lens; 80GB 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.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 review

 

The Handycam DCR-SR68 is Sony's entry-level hard-drive-based standard-definition camcorder. The main attractions are its small size, large storage capacity, and megazoom lens, all at a sub-$350 price. It's also fairly easy to use out of the box;...

Simple operation; 60x zoom lens; 80GB 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 : Jayesh Limaye (techtree.com)

Sony DCR-SR68E: SD Camcorder

 

SD camcorder with an 80 GB hard drive inside

Compact, SD recording, good price, swivel touchscreen controls, excellent build, very light, crystal clear sound, smooth and silent optical zoom motor, good battery life, SteadyShot, Face Detection, Tele Macro, Zoom mic

Image quality, mirror-like touchscreen, no optical viewfinder, touchscreen controls may be difficult to use, awkwardly placed USB port, no headphone jack

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Very Easy to Use

 

I recommend you practice with any camera you buy before using it for real. Seems to me some reviewers didn't do this.

Received this as a gift. Was hesitant to take to Italy because it't not a HD unit. However I was pleasantly surprised how good the videos are. The hard drive is large enough to handle most vacations without worrying about the SD card.

The still photos are OK but it was easier to carry a small megapixel or phone camera for best results.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Used it once. I get better video from my camera.

 

small, that's it.

Everything else!

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Please, read on! Important stuff here!

 

People have been giving negative reviews from "stupid" things like "Picture quality is poor/grainy" well, this is a CAMCORDER! Camcorders take VIDEO! Also you dont NEED to use PMB, just extract your files from the camera's HD directly! Love this since...

Lightweight (not a lot, just makes it seem like more quality ;) ) Great quality VIDEO! (Read summary) Loads of features like bright video light, touchscreen, high zoom, large capacity HD and more!

Could have a better battery life with the battery that comes with it. Thats about it... Zoom has a very small noise (hard to notice, but it's there!)

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Nice unit for the price

 

Unit works well and does all that is expected. The only drawback is in close quarters it would be nice to have a wide angle. I deal in realestste and need to capture an entire room. This camera is not able to do that. Mike

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (sony.com)

DCR-SR68

 

After reading some of the reviews before I bought this camera wasn't sure it was the right one for what I wanted to do with it, but so far I haven't found anything negative about it.

Easy to use and lightweight

Standard battery life ok but bought extra battery with extended life

Jan, 2012

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