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Sony Handycam DCR SR57E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR57E. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the battery and image quality. The price and portability also get good reviews, but many are critical about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR57E 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 SR57E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR57E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments, whereas there are some negative comments about the viewfinder.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSR57E Handycam Camcorder With Built-in 80GB Hard Disc Drive - Silver (61hrs)Sony DCRSR57E Handycam Camcorder With Built-in 80GB Hard Disc Drive - Silver (61hrs)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DCR-SR57E Camcorder

 

The Sony DCR-SR57E does come with a huge hard drive, this has the ability to store up to 61 hours of video, being 80GB in size really does mean that it will be very difficult to completely fill this camcorder full of video. If you do, you will always...

About the software notice, this is not so. It is not possible to use this camera on a mac computer. Sony does have software for the mac but this camera is not supported in this software.

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Records up to 61 hours of high quality standard definition video on 80-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 5.1 surround sound recording with zoom mic 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

Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.5
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

Camera

Minimum illumination:6
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback zoom (max):Y

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.5cm/13cm
Height:6.8cm/8.9cm
Weight:300g/390g
Width:5.5cm/6cm

Display

Display:Hybrid LCD
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

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD450E/SR57E
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):39 - 2340
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 62.5
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:0.49Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):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)/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB, Multi AV
Fader:Y
Lens system:Carl Zeiss
Manual Focus: Yes
Media types supported:HDD, Memory Stick
Metering:Spot
Minimum hard disk space:400
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.2
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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage

Internal storage capacity:80

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 576
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+R DL (8cm) / DVD+RW (8cm) / Flash card/Flash card / Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/None
Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5
Height :6.8
Weight:300
Width:6

White balance

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