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Sony DCR-SR80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Sony DCR-SR80. 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. People are impressed by the size and zoom. The image quality and portability also get good views. The viewfinder and reliability get less positive comments.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, size

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-SR80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The zoom and portability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the reliability and durability.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, battery

durability, reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR80 60GB 1MP Hard Disk Drive Handycam with 12x Optical ZoomSony DCR-SR80 60GB 1MP Hard Disk Drive Handycam with 12x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCRSR80

 

Sony has recently quadrupled the size of its hard disk based Handycam series, and the DCRSR80 sits atop the range of new models. With a 60GB hard driv...

Compression free video footage, lightweight, compact

Fringing, poor quality stills, lacks manual controls

A good bet for the casual user.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Sony DCR-SR80

 

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR80 review: Sony Handycam DCR-SR80

 

One of the biggest first decisions to make right now when buying a camcorder is whether to get one that records to MiniDV, to mini DVDs, or to a hard drive. MiniDV, and mini DVDs offer great value for the money and convenience with home DVD players,...

Impressive image quality for a single-chip, MPEG-2 camcorder; decent still images; hotshoe for light or microphone; fast focus.

Too dependent on touch-screen interface; small LCD.

Sony's Handycam DCR-SR80 is a respectable hard-drive-based camcorder if you don't mind its touch-screen interface.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Philip Ryan, CNET.com (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR80

 

sony handycam dcr-sr80 review: Sony's Handycam DCR-SR80 is a respectable hard-drive-based camcorder if you don't mind its touchscreen interface.

Impressive image quality for a single-chip, MPEG-2 camcorder, Decent still images, Hotshoe for light or microphone, Fast focus

Too dependent on touch-screen interface, Small LCD

Sony's Handycam DCR-SR80 is a respectable hard-drive-based camcorder if you don't mind its touchscreen interface.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: John Neely (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-SR80 Camcorder Review

 

The DCR-SR80 ($800 MSRP) sits at the top of Sony's new mid-priced hard disk drive (HDD) camcorder line. The budget follow-ups to the beloved DCR-SR100, this camcorder, along with the DCR-SR40 and SR60 are poised to knock JVC out of pole position in the...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: 411Team Specialist (my411family.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR80 Camcorder Review

 

The built-in hard drive on this camcorder comes in handy. It is a very nice thing to not have to carry around empty discs or cassettes. Since the memory is all inside of the camcorder you'll never have to buy any kind of external memory source for the...

The Handycam DCR-SR80 is bit expensive, but anything of quality is. This is a very good camera with a good video quality. The unit and touch-screen are kind of small, but if that is the worst thing about the camera, then that isn't very bad. The best...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony Handycam Dcr-sr80

 

The Sony DCR-SR80 hard drive camcorder makes a strong argument for itself. Coming equipped with a 60GB hard drive, the Sony DCR-SR580 can record nearly 15 hours of video at its highest resolution, while lower settings can yield upwards of 20 hours....

The Sony DCR-SR80 hard drive camcorder makes a strong argument for itself. Coming equipped with a 60GB hard drive, the Sony DCR-SR580 can record nearly 15 hours of video at its highest resolution, while lower settings can yield upwards of 20 hours....

Consumer review by: bill (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR80

 

Simple to use

Great picture quality ; very compact ; Takes great still photos

none

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: scracy (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR80

 

Very high picture quality picture (better than my 3ccd Panasonic NVGS250) easy to use menu system.Touch screen is breeze to use no complaints there.Compact well made camcorder.Highly reccomended!

Zeiss lens ; Very well made ; Compact and light weight ; Excellent image quality ; Huge capacity ; Easy to interface with computer

None

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: audia3 (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR80

 

Very good image quality. Ease of file transfer, making mini-DV capture seems so old fashioned.

image quality, big HDD size, ease of transfer, tapeless

no viewfinder

Jan, 2007
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Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:HDD
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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