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Sony Handycam DCR SR290

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR290. 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. Reviewers really like the design and zoom. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, design

price, size, color, reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR290 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCR SR290

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR290 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but there are some critical reviews about the reliability and size.

usability, portability, image quality, price, design

size, reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR290 Hard Disc Drive Camcorder With 2.7'' LCD ScreenSony DCR-SR290 Hard Disc Drive Camcorder With 2.7'' LCD Screen

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DCR-SR290E Camcorder Review

 

Record and enjoy up to 28 hours of high quality video and up to 6 Megapixel still images directly onto the 40GB high capacity hard disk drive, without having to worry about additional tapes or discs – high capacity ‘and' high quality.

Sony’s Handycam Station is included with the SR290E and allows you to quickly and easily connect the camcorder to your TV or PC via the analogue and Hi-Speed USB connectors. The One-Touch Disc Burn function records an hour’s worth of video onto DVD via...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: smooth_criminal_ (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR290E: A Highly Functional Monstrosity

 

It was, it is enough to say, difficult for me to come to terms with the Sony Handycam DCR SR290E. My previous video-camera â€" a bastion of unparalleled style and functionality â€" reviewed just a few months ago, came to an untimely demise at the...

Superb quality, excellent battery life

Not the most attractive option

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: smooth_criminal_ (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR290E : A Highly Functional Monstrosity

 

It was, it is enough to say, difficult for me to come to terms with the Sony Handycam DCR SR290E. My previous video-camera - a bastion of unparalleled style and functionality - reviewed just a few months ago, came to an untimely demise at the callous...

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

The Sony Handycam DCR SR290E is the stylish HDD Handycam camcorder. It features a 40GB high capacity hard disk drive for long recording times, ClearVid CMOS sensor for great images and 5.1ch surround sound creator.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camera

Minimum illumination:1.5

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.8cm
Height:7.8cm
Weight:485g
Width:7.6cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach/snow / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SR290/SR290E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom:20
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40 - 400
Focal length range (f-f):5.4 - 54
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:54mm
Min Focal Length:5.4mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.4Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
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:5.1ch
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2-1/800

Storage

Internal storage capacity:40

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:20
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
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8
Height :7.8
Weight:485
Width:7.6