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Sony Handycam DCR SR78E

Sony Handycam DCR SR78E
alaScore 78

7 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR78E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the reliability and price. The image quality and usability also get good opinions.

usability, image quality, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR78E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR78E from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the image quality. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

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Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: mike (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR78E


Not complicated to use

Lens cap not easity to use or operate ; No simple program to edit what has been captured

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery life (max):1.4
Battery Type:NP-FV30


3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:3
Playback zoom (max):Y


Colour of product:Silver


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.858 / 6.86


Built-in Flash: No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):230400
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8 / 25.400 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 2340
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 108 / 1.800 - 108
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Optical Zoom:60

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6
Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser (PMB)

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

Maximum image resolution:640 x 480
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS, MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:120


Full HD: No
Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 576
Video formats supported:MPEG2


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 10.700
Height :6.5 / 6.500
Width:5.6 / 5.600

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes