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Sony Handycam DCR SR77E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR77E. 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 image quality and portability also get good opinions. The viewfinder and reliability get negative comments.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

battery, reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR77E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR77E from 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 People are impressed by the price and size. The zoom and design also get good views, whereas there are some critical comments about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, design, zoom, size, price

reliability, viewfinder

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSR77E Handycam Camcorder With Built-in 80GB Hard Disc Drive - Silver (61hrs)Sony DCRSR77E Handycam Camcorder With Built-in 80GB Hard Disc Drive - Silver (61hrs)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (

Sony DCR-SR77E Camcorder


Featuring a lens that has been recommended by countless professional photographers and made by the whorl famous Carl Zeiss company the Sony DCR-SR77E does have an amazing lens. Great photographs start from a great lens and one of the best available is...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: jim (

Sony DCR-SR77E


easy to use

cannot see image in daylight

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: John (

Sony DCR-SR77E


Easy to use and fits in your hand , the image is clear and the screen is great. It is easy to use with one hand.

Forget to open shutter aut open would be great.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Graham (

Sony DCR-SR77E


Nothing too high tec, image quality not the finest but still pretty good. Lightweight, compact and easy to use. Overall, very happy

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: John (

Sony DCR-SR77E


Easy to use and fits in your hand , the image is clear and the screen is great. It is easy to use with one hand

Forget to open shutter aut open would be great

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: GRAHAM (

Sony DCR-SR77E


All good have not found anything against this camera best i have ever had


Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Orlando (

Sony DCR-SR77E


this product is very good for me, that is not great, has plenty of memory, the image is good, the sound too and I love it because it's SONY.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Paul (

Sony DCR-SR77E


This cam can take both moving and still digital pictures and has a great size hard drive for storage.

Standard battery doesn't last that long.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Marek (

Sony DCR-SR77E


size and HDD

image quality

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony DCR-SR77E


Light and small.

Too small if you have large(ish) hands! Also, it's not very good in even moderately low light.

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Records up to 61 hours of high quality Standard Definition video on 80-Gb hard drive High quality 1 megapixel CCD sensor Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 25x 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 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:Surround


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):2.1
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH50
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH50

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:6 / 8
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback zoom (max):Y


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display:Hybrid LCD / 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


Built-in Flash:N / No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.67
Optical sensor resolution:1000000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41 - 1189
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 62.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:630Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB, Multi AV
Lens system:Carl Zeiss
Manual Focus: Yes
Media types supported:HDD, Memory Stick
Minimum hard disk space:400
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.5
Recording speed:HQ (9Mbps) / SP (6Mbps) / LP (3Mbps)
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

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


Internal storage capacity:80

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Maximum Video Resolution:640 x 480 / 720 x 576
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive
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