Sony DCR-SR290 reviews: Hard disk drive storage SD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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9.2 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
Sony DCR-SR290: Horizontally held, 10x optical zoom camcorder using Memory Stick Duo card. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Everything that it describes in the spec really make this camera stand out.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Aug 2007

Neil, East Sussex

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use, quality of picture and features,
Bad points:
battery power could be better as it gets drained quite quickly,
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Sep 2007

Colin, Helston

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The image quality is superb reproduced on a television it is as though you are there
It is easy to use. The super steady shot works well
Bad points:
None that I can think of
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 May 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to get to grips with initially (virtually just pick up and go). The computer software requires more effort to master.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Dec 2007

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
Resolution (Pixels) 2848x2136
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 10
Media format Hard disk drive
Connections USB
Type of memory card Memory Stick Duo
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 20
Type of image stabiliser Optical
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 40
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/800
Weight (g) 485
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 2.9
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 49
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 490
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2007-01-08

Also known as: Sony DCRSR290, Sony DCR SR290

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Manufacturer's Description

Stylish HDD Handycam® camcorder featuring a 40GB high capacity hard disk drive for long recording times, improved ClearVid CMOS sensor for great images and 5.1ch surround sound creator.

  1. Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
  2. 1 Megapixel Advanced HAD CCD
  3. 25x Optical Zoom / 2000x Digital Zoom
  4. Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator for Surround sound recording with built in microphone
  5. STAMINA up to 9 hours 05 minutes (with optional battery)
  6. Up to 110 minutes continuous recording with DVD+R DL (Dual Layer)
  7. Compatible with 8cm DVD-R / -RW / +RW / +R DL
  8. 2.7" Wide, Hybrid LCD screen with touch panel
  9. Easy-to-use Home menu and Guide function
  10. Super SteadyShot
  11. Super NightShot Plus
  12. Easy Handycam function for easy, automatic shooting
  13. Memory Stick DUO slot for still image recording
  14. 2nd Start / Stop REC and zoom button on LCD frame
  15. Hi-speed USB 2.0 (output)
  16. 10 Scene Selection
  17. Battery Info
  18. PictBridge compatible for easy printing

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