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Sony HDR-SR11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 690 reviews of Sony HDR-SR11. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the durability and size. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. Views about the battery and reliability are mixed.

usability, image quality, portability, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-SR11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-SR11

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR11 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and memory. The usability and image quality also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the battery.

image quality, usability, memory, portability

battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR11E HD Hard Disc Drive Handycam - 5MPSony HDR-SR11E HD Hard Disc Drive Handycam - 5MP

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-SR11

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 356 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR11 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and price. The portability and image quality also get good opinions, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR11 10.2-MP 60GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomSony HDR-SR11 10.2-MP 60GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: . (techradar.com)

Sony HDR-SR11 review

 

Join the high-def bandwagon with a fully Mac-compatible HDD camcorder

Great resolution for video and stills ; Face detection ; Foldout touchscreen

Poor mic positioning ; Slow data transfer ; Unclear menu system

Rich in features, but not the easiest camera to operate, and the speed of data transfer to our Mac was no better than on a MiniDV camcorder

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Chen (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony HDR-SR11 Handycam review

 

Easy to use, craftily designed, and packed with features, the HDR-SR11 is a strong contender in the tapeless HD camcorder market. This camcorder shoots and stores high-definition video and still images on a 60GB hard drive or Memory Stick Duo or Pro...

The HDR-SR11 is an easy choice for those wishing to jump on the tapeless bandwagon. With this device, Sony has all the bases covered: the camcorder is Mac-friendly, sports impressive video quality, and is elegantly designed.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony HDR-SR11E Camcorder Review

 

Capture special memories of holidays and family occasions with exceptionally high quality HD 1920×1080 movies and up to 10 megapixel still photographs. The impressive 60GB hard disk drive allows the user to record up to 22 hours of video without the...

Use the HDMI connector to enjoy your HD video on any HD-ready TV, and the PhotoTV HD output to view your still photographs in fantastic detail and depth. To save and store your movies on discs or on a PC, use the HDR-SR11E’s One Touch Disc Burn and...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Chen (techworld.com)

Sony HDR-SR11 Handycam review

 

Easy to use, craftily designed, and packed with features, the HDR-SR11 is a strong contender in the tapeless HD camcorder market.

The HDR-SR11 is an easy choice for those wishing to jump on the tapeless bandwagon. With this device, Sony has all the bases covered: the camcorder is Mac-friendly, sports impressive video quality, and is elegantly designed.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-SR11

 

An excellent handycam

Suburb high-definition video quality, good low-light performance, 10.1Mp stills mode, tonnes of advanced modes and features

A little on the chunky side

The HDR-SR11 is a slightly cheaper alternative to Sony's top-of-the-range HDR-SR12E. With the exception of a smaller hard drive, it offers identical performance to its award-winning sibling.

Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Sony HDR-SR11 60GB High Definition Handycam Camcorder

 

stellar audio, Sony's HDR-SR11 High Definition Handycam ($1,099.99 direct), with a built-in 60GB hard drive, will certainly deliver. Sony puts the icing on the cake with a dead-simple interface and extra goodies like Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound...

Excellent image quality. 60GB internal hard drive. High-resolution, touch-screen LCD. Face detection. Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

Doesn't include video-editing or Blu-ray-burning software.

Sony's HDR-SR11 camcorder features a 60GB hard drive and delivers dazzling 1080i HD video, along with some cool extra features. But if you don't already own compatible video-editing software, you'll have to add that to its price.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Brian Chen (pcworld.com)

Sony HDR-SR11 Handycam

 

Touch screen menu is intuitive ; Convenient, sturdy plastic doors protect connection ports from dust ; Works smoothly with the Mac ; Shoots vivid, high-quality video

Still images appear too dark

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR11 review: Sony Handycam HDR-SR11

 

I used to think that hard-drive models would take over the camcorder market as miniDV slowly faded into the horizon. I've since changed my tune after using flash-based models, especially those that include some onboard memory. However, if you shoot a...

Excellent video and performance; impressive still photos for a camcorder; adequate manual controls; nice CAM CTL dial; docking station included.

No wind filter; doesn't include mini HDMI cable.

Sony's Handycam HDR-SR11 and SR12 60GB hard-drive-based AVCHD camcorders deliver top notch performance and image quality.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Misty Faucheux (brighthub.com)

Sony HDR-SR11 Review

 

The Sony HDR-SR11 is a prosumer, mid-range camcorder, geared towards the independent filmmaker and advanced amateur user. This camcorder is part of the line of Sony Handycam camcorders. In this digital camcorder review, we review the pros and cons of...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Chen (reseller.co.nz)

Sony HDR-SR11 Handycam

 

Sony's high definition HDR-SR11 Handycam is one of the truly Mac-compatible, tapeless offerings

[Brian Chen is a Macworld associate editor.]

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

The HDR-SR11E provides best ever picture quality with Full HD 1920x1080 video shooting and still photos up to 10 megapixels. 60GB hard disk drive records up to 22 hours of video. Face Detection for automatically beautiful pictures plus easy-to-use features for shooting and sharing your memories.

Audio

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

Audio Input

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

Battery

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

Camera

Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

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

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8cm
Height:7.6cm
Weight:0.56kg
Width:8.3cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.13 / 81.3

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.1cm
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

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-SR11E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):3810000
Optical sensor resolution:5560000
Optical sensor size:1/0.122
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:10.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:150
Filter Size:3.7 / 37
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40 - 480
Focal length range (f-f):4.9 - 58.8
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:58.8mm
Min Focal Length:4.9mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5.08Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:3.81Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5.66Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.2 mm ( 1/3.1" ) / 8.2 mm ( 1/3.1 )
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: Yes
Lens focal range:1.8 - 3.1
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Pastel:Y
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Spotlight:Y
Twilight:Y
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 / Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In:N
S-Video Out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/425

Storage

Internal storage capacity:60

Video

Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG2 / MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:150
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder:123200
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8 / 138
Height :7.6 / 76
Weight:560
Width:8.3 / 83

White balance

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