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Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E)

Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E)
alaScore 82

86 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E). 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. Opinions about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The portability and size are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the color.

usability, size, portability, image quality, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E) 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 SR55 (SR55E)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR55 (SR55E) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and image quality are generally positive. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the color.

usability, size, portability, image quality, price

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR55E Hard Disc Drive Handycam Camcorder with X25 ZoomSony DCR-SR55E Hard Disc Drive Handycam Camcorder with X25 Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony DCR-SR55E review

 

This hard disk camcorder's subtle curves make it one of the best-looking models here.

May, 2008

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony DCR-SR55E Camcorder Review

 

Shoot and store up to 27 hours of high quality video and still images directly onto the 40GB high capacity hard disk drive, without worrying about carrying tapes or discs.

Sony’s Handycam Station (included) makes it easy to quickly view your images on a connected TV or PC via the analogue and Hi-Speed USB connectors. The station also charges the SR55E whilst you are enjoying your footage. The handy One-Touch Disc Burn...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Selwyn (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR55

 

Lightweight & ease of use docking station makes transfer of data to dvd simple

could do with a more powerful bty

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: jimbojet733 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR55E: Super Compact Camcorder - Another GREAT Sony Product!

 

Me and the wife have been looking for a Hard Disk camcorder for ages. We decided on this one for the following reasons: 1.) It is VERY small. It maybe too small for some, but we wanted something small and compact that we could easily carry around with...

Super Small, Easy to use, MASSIVE Recording capabilities

Maybe too small for some

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR55

 

Very light, good image quality and good battery life

Would be even better with a few more free accessories

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR55

 

Its very light and easy to use

We moved from digital tape to this and thought that it was going to be an upgrade but, it so wasn't the picture quality is absolutely terrible and grainy. worst thing we ever bought

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Shoot up to 27 hours of megapixel quality video and still photos, with no need to carry tapes or discs with the Sony DCR-SR55E. It features powerful 25x Carl Zeiss lens. Built-in zoom microphone automatically links sound to image zoom, plus Face Index and Film.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Minimum illumination:8

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.3cm
Height:7.7cm
Weight:360g
Width:7.6cm

Display

Display:Hybrid LCD
Display diagonal:6.858

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/snow / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SR55E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.400 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:10.7

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length range (f-f):2.500 - 62.500
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:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1070Kpix
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 (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Y
Lens focal range:2.5-62.5
Lens system:Carl Zeiss
Manual Focus: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:400
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.200
Height :7.600
Weight:360
Width:7.600

White balance

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