Sony DCR-SR36E reviews: Hard disk drive storage SD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 129 reviews.
Sony DCR-SR36E: Horizontally held, 40x optical zoom camcorder using Memory Stick Duo card. See full product description

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Neville, kent Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
needs on screen "getting started"
or small tutorial on screen
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 30 Jan 2010

Anjan , London by anjan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
every thing is fine
Bad points:
battery runs out so quick
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Dec 2008

ehsan, london

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
low cost, gives u good qulaity , 40 x zoom is brrilliant
Bad points:
poor battery life
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Dec 2008

John , Livingston Just point and shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good viewfinder. Easy to switch between still image and video.
Bad points:
touch screen buttons too small
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 19 Jun 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
small compact and easy to use. Not yet tried the various copy to disc methods. Nice little camera
Bad points:
battery life short and replacement expensive
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Dec 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
poor photo
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 1.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Dec 2008

Dennis, Plymouth

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very compact and excellent zoom Lens, looks and feels very that it is well made, an excellent camcorder for the money
Bad points:
battery life
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2008

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
Resolution (Pixels) 640x480
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 40
Media format Hard disk drive
Connections USB
Type of memory card Memory Stick Duo
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 2000
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 40
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/3500
Weight (g) 350
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 4.1
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 48
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 1920
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2008-03-05

Also known as: SONY SR36E

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Manufacturer's Description

Shoot up to 27 hours of great quality video, with no need to carry tapes or discs. Compact and easy to use with powerful 40x Carl Zeiss lens. Built-in zoom microphone automatically links sound to image zoom, plus Face Index and Film Roll Index for easy browsing.

  1. Up to 27 hours of high quality Standard Definition recording on 40GB hard drive
  2. HYBRID recording on optional Memory Stick for easy sharing
  3. 800k pixel CCD sensor
  4. Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 40x optical zoom / 2000x digital zoom
  5. Super SteadyShot for improved still image and video stability, especially in low light
  6. 2.7” Wide Hybrid LCD touchscreen
  7. Quick ON button for fast start-up from sleep mode
  8. Face Index and Film Roll Index for quick, easy searches
  9. Zoom microphone for clearer dialogue and sound of foreground subjects
  10. Up to 10 hours STAMINA continuous shooting time (with optional battery)
  11. USB 2.0 High speed connection for fast PC transfer (output only)
  12. Fun, easy to use Picture Motion Browser software with web upload assist function

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