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Sony HDR-SR5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews of Sony HDR-SR5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated, but the viewfinder and size get negative opinions.

usability, image quality, price, portability, design

size, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-SR5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-SR5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and portability are generally positive. The durability and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and price, while views are divided on the battery.

usability, image quality, durability, portability, design

size, price, viewfinder

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-SR5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR5 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. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The price and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the viewfinder and size.

usability, image quality, price, portability, design

size, viewfinder

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR5 review: Sony Handycam HDR-SR5

 

Neat face index feature; bundled dock.

No eye-level viewfinder; no wind filter; no USB port on camcorder, just on bundled dock; annoying touch-screen interface; cables not ubiquitous yet for mini-HDMI connector.

An uninspiring entrant in Sony's HD camcorder lineup, the Sony Handycam HDR-SR5's video quality and performance simply don't deliver for the price.

Nov, 2007

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

Sony HDR-SR5E

 

When high definition video first entered the marketplace, it was considered an exclusive luxury that only the rich and privileged could afford. Nowada...

Vibrant picture quality, decent stills mode, 40GB hard drive

AVCHD format incompatible with most DVD players

The Sony HDR-SR5E is an excellent HD HDD camera that offers great value for money. Simply put, it is one of the best models in this price range that we've seen.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR5

 

An uninspiring entrant in Sony's HD camcorder lineup. The Sony Handycam HDR-SR5's video quality and performance simply don't deliver for the price.

Neat Face Index feature ; Bundled dock

No eye-level viewfinder ; No wind filter ; No USB port on camcorder, just on bundled dock ; Annoying touch-screen interface ; Cables not ubiquitous yet for mini-HDMI connector

The Sony Handycam HDR-SR5 isn't a bad camcorder, but if you're going to spend the money for an HD model -- as well as endure the hassle of dealing with AVCHD video -- you might as well go for one with superior video. You'll have to spend a few hundred...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony HDR-SR5E Camcorder Review

 

This is the ultimate Handycam; combining stylish design, a light and compact 40GB hard disk drive (HDD), and all the latest Sony technology to produce stunning high-definition videos. Now you can enjoy up to 15 hours of recording without having to...

Despite being packed with technology, the Sony HDR-SR5E is incredibly straightforward to operate. The simple function navigation on the touch-screen and direct playback buttons make it easy to set-up shots and review your footage. The Picture Motion...

May, 2012

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

Crisp, clear shots and with the tape you get no "artifacts". ”

 

I have been shooting with this videocam for the past 2 years. It ALWAYS exceeds my expectations. The tapes allow you to have an archived version and eliminate artifacts when you are panning. Suprisingly, the sound is pretty good just with the camera,...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

excellent value easy to use camcorder ”

 

sony sr 45  camcorder - excellent camcorder.

May, 2009

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

excellent value easy to use camcorder

 

sony sr 45 camcorder - excellent camcorder. I found it easy to use as compared to other camcorders i tried. the functions are easy to use , remember. the picture quality is good. the camera may not be great to use in this camcorder only cons -...

May, 2009

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Loved it!!

 

Easy to use, Battery life, software very simple, Light

None i marked so far

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

No Software! Only Sony software! Bounded with Sony software!!

 

Good picture quality.

Isolated SUPPORTING PROGRAM/not compatible with any others! Weak zooming speed, very slow still camera!

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

Good quality - some features difficult to use

 

This is a great camera with good quality picture and sound. But even though it claims to have the Super steady shot system, you can still tell the video is shaking a bit unless you set the camera down. Plus, if you want to use some features such as a...

Dec, 2007

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