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Sony DCR-SR210/SR201E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Sony DCR-SR210/SR201E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and size are generally positive. The battery and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and design. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR210/SR201E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR210/SR201E from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the portability and size. The battery and image quality also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the reliability and design, while there are some mixed comments about the price.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR210E Hard Disc Drive Handycam With X40 ZoomSony DCR-SR210E Hard Disc Drive Handycam With X40 Zoom

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Sony DCR-SR210E Camcorder Review


The Sony SR210E allows you to record up to 41 hours of high quality video and up to 4 Megapixel still images directly onto the 60GB high capacity hard disk drive, without having to carry additional tapes or discs.

According to the Sony site, the DCR-SR210E is not compatible with i.Link and so, unfortunately, this means it’s not compatible with an Apple Mac.

May, 2012

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Sony DCRSR210E


Large hard drive

No socket for the external microphone that I used with my previous camera

May, 2008

Product Specifications

Shoot up to 41 hours of superb quality video and up to 4 megapixel still photos with no need to carry tapes or discs, Sony DCR-SR210E features high-quality 15x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with optical image stabilization for clearer, blur-free images. Face Detection for automatically beautiful pictures.


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:NP-FH60
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Colour of product:Black, Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

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 / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait


Built-in Flash: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:0.236

Lens System

Digital Zoom:180
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.6
Max Focal Length:46.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.1mm
Optical Zoom:15
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.49Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.36Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5" ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5 )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens focal range:3.1-46.5
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Internal storage capacity:60

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:180
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.6

White balance

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