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Sony DCR-SR47

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 reviews of Sony DCR-SR47. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the zoom and size are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the image quality. There are some less positive opinions about the control panel.

usability, portability, price, size, zoom

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR47 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR47 from 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 People really like the battery and size. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas views about the durability and image quality are different.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR47 Hard Disk Drive Handycam® Camcorder (Silver)Sony DCR-SR47 Hard Disk Drive Handycam® Camcorder (Silver)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Sony DCR-SR47


Standard-def Sony handycam with 60GB hard drive and a 60x optical zoom.

60GB of inbuilt storage, powerful 60x optical zoom, affordable price

Poor still image mode, noisy low-light performance

The Sony DCR-SR47 is a great standard-definition camcorder that will satisfy most casual users. With oodles of inbuilt storage and a user-friendly 60x optical zoom, it represents great value for money.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 review:


The Handycam DCR-SR47 is Sony's entry-level hard-drive-based standard-definition camcorder. The main attractions are its small size, large storage capacity, and megazoom lens. It's also fairly easy to use partly because of the touch-screen-based menu...

Simple operation; 60x zoom lens; 60GB hard drive; small.

Soft video; noticeable purple fringing on subjects.

If storage amount, zoom range, and easy operation are on your list of needs before video quality, check out the Sony Handycam DCR-SR47.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR47


If high storage capacity, long zoom range and easy operation are above video quality on your list of needs, the Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 is well worth a look.

Simple operation ; 60x zoom lens ; 60GB hard drive ; Itty bitty dimensions

Soft video ; Noticeable purple fringing

While it's true that you can get much better video from an HD camcorder, and they needn't cost that much more, standard-definition video is less demanding to play and edit on an average desktop or laptop. With the Sony Handycam DCR-SR47, you're trading...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Misty Faucheux (

DCR-SR47: Great Amateur Video Camcorder


The Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 is great for amateur videographers and YouTube users. While the clips are noisy on high definition screens, it works well on the smaller Internet screen. Professionals should avoid this camcorder. Learn more by reading this...

While as mentioned the video recording comes out fine on the YouTube format, its lower-quality shows when trying to take higher-quality recording. It’s noisy in low-light and not as crisp as higher-priced camcorders. But, for the amateur videographer,...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: GOLDFiSH (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR47


Lots of zoom but blurry picture with lots of noise when indoors or at night. The colours looked a little washed out as well. I swoped it for another brand.


Picture quality

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: harry (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR47


1st of all i like dis handycam,easy to use and tiny.about the vid,many people say that the video is bad but most of us got used to Full HD so this appears to be bad,but actually its a pretty good video.however we should only expect SD Quality video...

tiny,easy to use,HQ video and 60XOZ n 60gig hdd

no remote and manual shutter

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: SUMI (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR47





Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Johnny (

Sony Handycam DCR-SR47


The image was just soft and blurry. Do your research and check first.

60x zoom

Terrible picture

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Jennifer M. (

Nice camcorder, working great since 2009


We have had this since 2009. These days it does not get a lot of use given our cell phones are just more handy. The internal 60gb drive is adequate sized. transfering videos is easy enough.

The door hinge feels a bit lightweight

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: ronald S. (



Simply an excellent product! New baby in the family and this is a great camera.

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery Type:NP-FH30


Colour of product:Blue / Red / Silver


Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123000

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.47
Optical sensor resolution:680000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.68

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):44 - 2340
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:60

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 64-bit, Starter
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.2
Power requirements:7.2/8.4 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/4000


Compatible memory cards:MS PRO, MS PRO Duo
Internal storage capacity:60


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 480
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.8
Weight:340 / 640