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Sony DCR SR37

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Sony DCR SR37. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and size. The zoom and portability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the battery, and some have doubts about the durability.

usability, portability, zoom, size, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR SR37 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony DCR SR37 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the battery and size. The zoom and usability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the durability.

portability, usability, zoom, size, battery


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This summary is based on the products: Sony - Handycam DCR-SR37E - Camcorder - Widescreen Video Capture - 800 Kpix - optical zoom: 60 x - HDD : 60 GB - flash cardSony - Handycam DCR-SR37E - Camcorder - Widescreen Video Capture - 800 Kpix - optical zoom: 60 x - HDD : 60 GB - flash card

Oct, 2016

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Sony DCR-SR37E Camcorder


With all the features you would expect from a camcorder of this type and so much more this camcorder proves to be great value for money.

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Records up to 45 hours of high quality standard definition video on 60-Gb hard drive 800 k pixel CCD sensor Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 60x optical zoom/2000x digital zoom SteadyShot image stabilization for clearer video and stills when shooting handheld 1 megapixel still photo recording onto internal HDD or removable Memory Stick Face Index and Film Roll Index for quick, easy searches 2.7" wide LCD with easy to use touchscreen Power on by LCD: quick start-up from standby with ultra-low power consumption in sleep mode Stereo sound recording with zoom microphone for clearer dialog and sound of foreground subjects One touch disk burn and easy pc back up via USB high-speed connection (output only) DVDirect express compatible: allows high-speed burning to disk with VRD-P1 DVD writer Fun, easy to use Picture Motion Browser PC software for managing and uploading video and photos in calendar view


Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH30
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH30

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:6
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Black, Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123200

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 / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode/Fireworks / Sunrise / Snow / Beach / Candle / Sunset / Twilight mode / Sports mode / Portrait mode / Landscape / Spotlight


Built-in Flash: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.49
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):44 - 2640
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 108
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-6.0
Max Focal Length:108mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:60
Optical Zoom:60
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.41Megapixel/0.49Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix/490Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8" )/3.2 mm ( 1/8" ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB, Multi AV
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Media types supported:HDD, Memory Stick
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Recording speed:HQ (9Mbps) / SP (6Mbps) / LP (3Mbps)
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
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

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Internal storage capacity:60

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 576

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader/Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive/Hard disc drive / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None
Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.8

White balance

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