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Sony Handycam DCR SR50E

Sony Handycam DCR SR50E
alaScore 75

39 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR50E. 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. Comments about the price and image quality are overall positive. The size and portability are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR50E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCR SR50E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR50E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery and design. The size and image quality also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the portability. Many are critical about the price.

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33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam DCR-SR50 - Camcorder - Widescreen Video Capture - 1.1 Mpix - optical zoom: 12 x - HDD : 30 GBSony Handycam DCR-SR50 - Camcorder - Widescreen Video Capture - 1.1 Mpix - optical zoom: 12 x - HDD : 30 GB

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: freetimeaction (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR50E: Great for weddings / parties / track days

 

Ok, so i decided to buy this camera, after my disapointment with another I recently returned. So, after charging it, i put the camera through some tests, to ensure I was happy with it, otherwise it was on its way back to the shop. The Zoom is only 12x...

Small | Light | Good Quality | Great Zoom

None

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: freetimeaction (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR50: Great for weddings / parties / track days

 

Ok, so i decided to buy this camera, after my disapointment with another I recently returned. So, after charging it, i put the camera through some tests, to ensure I was happy with it, otherwise it was on its way back to the shop. The Zoom is only 12x...

Small | Light | Good Quality | Great Zoom

None

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: CJ (pricerunner.co.uk)

CJ's 1 day review

 

Great value for money, but honestly, try before you buy. I went to a High street shop, tested it out, and then bought online for cheap. Good camera, and i am more than happy with it.

Ok, so i decided to buy this camera, after my disapointment with another.So, after charging it, i put the camera through some tests, to ensure i was happy, otherwise it was on its way back to the shop.The Zoom is only 12x Optical and 800x Digital, but...

Battery life isn't great at about 1.5hours, but you can buy a better one for around £50.Still / picture quality isn't great, BUT, i didn't buy it for this feature as i have a 8.2MP camera anyway.

Great value for money, but honestly, try before you buy. I went to a High street shop, tested it out, and then bought online for cheap. Good camera, and i am more than happy with it.

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

The DCR-SR50 is equipped with 30GB hard disk, which gives it recording times from 20 hours 50 minutes in Long Play mode (3 Mbps) to 10 hours 50 minutes in Standard Play (6Mbps). Even in the High Quality 9Mbps mode, the camera can record for a full 7 hours and 20 minutes. When you want to download content from the camera to a PC, the bundled Handycam Station comes into its own. The Station connects to the PC via USB 2.0, providing a high-speed downlink, which activates once the camcorder is seated in place. If desired, a single press of the One Touch DVD Burn button on the side of the station begins a completely automatic download-and-burn process. It really is that simple. To ensure your recordings are safe, the hard disk itself is multiply protected by the Sony HDD Smart Protection System. As you would expect, the first layer of defense against accident consists of specially designed physical shock absorbers, but there is much more. The 3G sensor can detect the sudden acceleration of a fall and instantly auto-park its heads, preventing them or the platters from being damaged by the impact. Better still, if you are filming at the time the camera will buffer the video stream until the drive is stable and operational again before writing the stored data to disk. Nothing will be lost.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):7
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP50

Camcorder Features

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

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.7cm
Height:6.9cm/7.1cm
Weight:350g/360g
Width:6.9cm/7.1cm

Display

Display:Hybrid LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

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 & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SR50/SR50E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.5
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:3
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.5
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.1Mpix/1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.6 mm ( 1/5.5" ) / 4.6 mm ( 1/5.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

I/O ports:Audio Out\nVideo Out
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes

Storage

Internal storage capacity:30

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Black fader / Overlap fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Special Effects:Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.7
Height :6.9
Weight:360
Width:7.1