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Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-SR68. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and size. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but the connectivity and viewfinder get negative comments.

usability, image quality, portability, size, price

reliability, viewfinder, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the zoom and price are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas the viewfinder and design get mixed reviews. The reliability and image quality get negative opinions.

usability, portability, size, price, zoom

image quality, reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR68 80GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam CamcorderSony DCR-SR68 80GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Sandeep Balachandran (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony DCR-SR68E - Tech2

 

A compact camcorder with a nice and chunky storage space.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 review: Sony Handycam DCR-SR68

 

The Handycam DCR-SR68 is Sony's entry-level hard-drive-based standard-definition camcorder. The main attractions are its small size, large storage capacity, and megazoom lens, all at a sub-$350 price. It's also fairly easy to use out of the box;...

Simple operation; 60x zoom lens; 80GB hard drive; small.

Soft, noisy video; noticeable fringing on subjects; image stabilization is electronic only; no mic or headphone jacks.

Sony's Handycam DCR-SR68 (and larger-capacity SR88) offers up ample storage and a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Jayesh Limaye (techtree.com)

Sony DCR-SR68E: SD Camcorder

 

SD camcorder with an 80 GB hard drive inside

Compact, SD recording, good price, swivel touchscreen controls, excellent build, very light, crystal clear sound, smooth and silent optical zoom motor, good battery life, SteadyShot, Face Detection, Tele Macro, Zoom mic

Image quality, mirror-like touchscreen, no optical viewfinder, touchscreen controls may be difficult to use, awkwardly placed USB port, no headphone jack

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 Review

 

Sony has made a respectable standard-definition digital video hard drive camcorder with the DCR-SR68 . It records quality video, the stills look good despite a lower resolution and the extra features help it overcome the lack of high definition. This...

A nice 60x optical zoom, a great LCD and face detection technology are among the highlights.

The 80GB hard drive is somewhat small, and it can’t record in high definition.

Overall, the Sony DCR-SR68 is an average-quality DV hard drive camcorder with a number of good features.

Consumer review by: bigfoot (tigerdirect.com)

Nice unit for the price

 

Unit works well and does all that is expected. The only drawback is in close quarters it would be nice to have a wide angle. I deal in realestste and need to capture an entire room. This camera is not able to do that. Mike

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: GPOP (sony.com)

DCR-SR68

 

After reading some of the reviews before I bought this camera wasn't sure it was the right one for what I wanted to do with it, but so far I haven't found anything negative about it.

Easy to use and lightweight

Standard battery life ok but bought extra battery with extended life

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Marc (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent

 

Bought this for a family member for a gift he loves it.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: hmsmith07 (sony.com)

Terrible Camera - Shame on Sony

 

A terrible camera. The image quality is very grainy and colors are muted and faded. Videos have lines through them and photos are unacceptable. The screen on the camera shows these image issues and playback is even worse on a computer screen. Shame on...

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Terrible image quality, no flash, bad lighting

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: VReyes (dell.com)

Great Video camera

 

Very easy to use right out of the box. No need to buy more memory cards. Glad we purchased

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Patricia85 (dell.com)

Awesome Camcorder

 
Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:720 x 480

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 2340
Optical Zoom:60

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Flash:LED Video Light
Internal Memory:80000
Lens system:Carl Zeiss 60x / Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/500

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:80

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.5
Height :6.5
Weight:280
Width:5.6