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Sony Handycam DCR SR82

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR82. 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. People are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR82 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR82 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the size and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas the viewfinder and reliability get critical reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

reliability, viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR82 1MP 60GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom (Handycam Station Included)Sony DCR-SR82 1MP 60GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom (Handycam Station Included)

Jan, 2018

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Sony DCR-SR82 Hard Disk Drive Camcorder Review


The Sony DCR-SR82 Hard Disk Camcorder has a 60GB built-in hard disk drive giving users the ability to record up to 40 hours of video.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: XPEHBAM (

Very good product !


Very compact, easy to use without attracting much attention.

Lens opening requires the use of left hand.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Aziz (

Best Sony HDD Camcorder


I was $599 now $549 even better nice,

60 GB HDD up to 1300 min of recording time, 900 min High quality mode, Wide touchcreen really make eveything easier. I record nicely in complete darkness with nighshot, excellent sound. Very lite it will fit in my hand perfectly ; Very easy to used I...

you must buy another battery cause the one it shipped with will only last 90 min. I wish it HD capable but it $$$ more bucks for that

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Sony Rock


Amazing picture and sound quality, enough storage on the HDD (60 GB), the touchscreen is so cool ; You will be surprised how small this thing is. It shipped with good software that will teach you how to use it, easy to burn into DVD from my laptop ;...

I wish battery have a longer life but I bought an extra

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Rowdy (

Sony DCR Camcorder


High quality build, charges batteries fast, buy a spare battery. Changing batteries is fast and easy battery snaps on to the camera easily in seconds. Videos sure beats a single shot stills, you can also take stills too. Touch screen shows battery life...

I bought this camcorder to use on vacation, first camcorder I ever bought and used. Easy to use, videos turn out excellent under any condition, low light to full sun. Excellent sound high quality. Smaller than I expected fits in your hand nicely. Play...

Off/On switch cumbersome and awkward. Takes some getting use to. Good thing about the switch, it won't be turned on or off accidently

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Handyguy (

best SD cam


This camcorder is a perfect fit for me. I didn't need the overhead of HD filling up my Macbook yet, so I went with this SD cam. This is my third Handycam and it exceeded my expectations.

Apple iMovie with iLife 08 specifically supports this model of Sony HDD camera and codec, providing quick USB 2 import and easy editing. No more tapes! No more real-time transfers! Low light performance is great, especially with the slow shutter and...

The included battery only lasts 1.5 hours, so I had to buy two of the 6.5 hour batteries and a charger. No external video inputs

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

SONY DCR-SR82 Black/Silver 2.7"123K LCD 60GB 25X Optical Zoom Handycam Hard Disk Camcorder


Never tried it with a windows PC but not for the mac user. Video quality is still better with DV

Perhaps works well with windows

No mac support software. Does not work with iMovie. I was able to transfer the compressed vid to my mac, but then had to change format. Then it would woth with imovie, but video was choppy for some reason. No Firewire

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: salty (

must have item


i love this addition for my Handycam HDR-CX150. Since the camera is so small, this helps with overall camera control. great slow and rapid zoom function. easy access to record video and snap photos at the same time. I wish it had 3" - 6" leg extensions...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: (

must have item

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: sunny43 (

takes great videos ”


This camcorder has been in our home for a few months now. I really like it because i am able to take great quality videos of my kids and my family as well. Another reason i love this camcorder is because it is so compact. The small size helps me to...

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery Type:InfoLithium
Continuous video playback time:21
Video recording time:40


Minimum illumination:4


Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
S-Video Output: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Silver


Display diagonal:6.86
Screen Resolution:123000 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 inch
Screen Type:LCD


Built-in Flash: No

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:N/A
Effective Pixels:0.67 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Total MegaPixels:1.07 Megapixels

Image sensor

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
Optical Zoom:25


Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-F3.2
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:2000 x
Filter Size:30.0 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):41-1189 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):2.5-62.5 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Manual Focus: Yes
Night Shot: Yes
Optical Zoom:25 x
Shutter speeds:1/60-1/4000 seconds
White Balance:Auto, Indoor, One push, Outdoor


Dimensions (HxWxD):73x72x115 mm
Weight:405 grams

Other features

Audio output:Analog
Audio recording formats:Dolby Audio AC3
Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Black & White
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Media types supported:MPEG2
Pastel: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Analog

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes

Power source

Battery Type:InfoLithium rechargeable


Miscellaneous:PictBridge Compatible


Sensor Size:1/6 inch
Sensor Type:CCD


Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/4000


Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:60.0 GB
External Memory Type:Memory Stick Duo
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Internal storage capacity:60


HDV Recording: No
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG-2
Recording Format:Hard Drive

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.2

White balance

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