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Sony HDR-SR10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 reviews of Sony HDR-SR10. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability, and there are some critical reviews about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-SR10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony HDR-SR10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the portability and size. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the color and viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, size, portability

reliability, viewfinder, color

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR10E High Definition 40GB Hard Disc Drive Handycam Digital Camcorder- 4MPSony HDR-SR10E High Definition 40GB Hard Disc Drive Handycam Digital Camcorder- 4MP

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony HDR-SR10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. The reliability and memory get negative views. Reviews are divided on the durability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

viewfinder, memory, reliability

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR10 4MP 40GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 15x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomSony HDR-SR10 4MP 40GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 15x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (

Sony HDR-SR10E Camcorder Review


Enjoy exceptional picture quality with High Definition 1920×1080 movies and up to 4.0 megapixel still photos. With an impressive 40GB hard disk drive this compact camcorder can record up to 15 hours of video.

To transfer your movies and images to your PC, simply connect the HDR-SR10E via the supplied USB cable to utilise the One Touch Disc Burn and Easy PC back up features. The Picture Motion Browser software (included) makes it easy to search and edit your...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Insider Staff (

Sony HDR-SR10


Thanks to some top camcordering tech your home movies needn't be mistaken for The Blair Witch Project, especially with

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: PriceRunner (

Sony HDR-SR10


The glimmering Sony brings a touch of class to any family function, thanks to a 2.7-inch touchscreen on which you can choose settings or adjust the focus and exposure (watch out for fingerprints!). The 15x zoom lens is the most powerful on test, and...

While you do get an additional memory card slot, it’s Sony’s Memory Stick format, which is incompatible with the market-leading SDHC cards. The SR10 is incredibly well built but, like some of its rivals, a touch portly at over 480g

At first glance, the glossy, almost button-free Sony seems a lightweight option. But delve into the touch menus and there’s plenty of high-tech features on board, from face detection and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound to sharp 4-megapixel still...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Sony HDR-SR10


Most camcorder buyers treat the phrase 'high definition' like some high-tech gospel to be fanatically revered. After all, if it has 'HD' slapped on th...

1920x1080i high-definition video, additional memory stick slot for hybrid recording, performed above average in low light conditions, shares most of the same features as its premium-priced siblings

Its rivals in the entry-level HD space are significantly cheaper

While slightly overpriced for an entry-level HD camcorder, the HDR-SR10 offers a variety of innovative features for the asking price. Those with beefier wallets, however, would probably be better off with one of its deluxe stable mates.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (

Sony Handycam HDR-SR10


The SR10 offers a good balance between value and quality in the emerging consumer HD video space.

Excellent quality video ; Facial recognition works very well ; Decent shooting capacity ; Can shoot to HDD or Memory Stick

Average microphone ; Tilted design a little wearing on the hands

On a pure quality front, the SR10 represents quite a fair balance for the asking price. Just make sure you pick one up beforehand and make sure it's a good fit for your preferred style of shooting.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Sony HDR-SR10


The Sony HDR-SR10 offers a full resolution high definition picture (1920x1080) that records to a built in 40GB hard disk drive to eliminate the need for tapes. The HDR-SR10 also leaves open the possibility to write to a memory stick if that better...

Customers have noticed and appreciated the sharp images and amazing colors that this camera produces. Others have commented on the ease of use and the usefulness of having a hard disk drive as opposed to tapes. A consistent complaint has been the need...

Consumer review by: tom (

Sony Handy-cam HDR-SR10E


Compact handycam with full HD ideal for amateur or professional situations.

On/off record button can be awkward - it is possible to press "on" to record and find it has not actually switched on! Seems to be designed for small fingers! Best check is to ensure that standby changes to record in the lcd screen. A good tip is to...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Etienne (

Sony Handy-cam HDR-SR10E


Very good image quality, very sturdy, good value for money.

Wide angle way too narrow to be used comfortably in house Menus are not very intuitive and I can get lost in them looking for settings Exporting/importing videos can be tedious.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Vikki- (

Sony Handy-cam HDR-SR10E


Features are plentiful and the ease that you can get to them is quite a big +, I will say the software that come with this camera makes the product so much better,, IT allows you to view edit and mess around with ,I use PlayMemories and love the...

The Microphone is annoying and so bad if it is windy, I use a blue Tooth mic that fits into the Sony shoe to get around this problem Battery life ig average to Good, (Depends on many points),, BUT A spare is recommended as you never want to turn it off...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: chris (

Sony Handy-cam HDR-SR10E


Easy to use, great detail filming, small and light weight

longer life battery needed if using to capture nights events or you may miss the best bit of the party

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Best ever picture quality with Full HD 1920x1080 video shooting and still photos up to 4 megapixels. 40GB hard disk drive records up to 15 hours of video. Face Detection for automatically beautiful pictures, plus easy-to-use features for shooting and sharing your memories.


Audio Dubbing:N
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86 / 68.6
Display Resolution:960 x 220

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 / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait


Built-in Flash: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1490000
Optical sensor resolution:2360000
Optical sensor size:1/0.197 / 25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:4 / 4.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:180
Filter Size:3 / 30
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40 - 600
Focal length range (f-f):3.1 - 46.5
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.6
Max Focal Length:46.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.1mm
Optical Zoom:15
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.36Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5" ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5 )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Lens focal range:1.8 - 2.6
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Out:SD, HD

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port:N
HDMI:Y / Yes
Microphone in:N
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In:N
S-Video Out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/425


Internal storage capacity:40


Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG2 / MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:180
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
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


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9 / 129
Height :7.6 / 76
Width:8.1 / 81

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y / Yes
Onepush white balance:Y / Yes
Outdoor white balance:Y / Yes