Sony Handycam DCR-SR37 reviews: Hard disk drive storage SD camcorder

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8.5 out of 10 based on 393 reviews.
Sony Handycam DCR-SR37: Horizontally held, 60x optical zoom camcorder using Memory Stick Duo card. See full product description

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roy , crewe Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
xlent lens 2 sorts of view fnders
Bad points:
My computer will nott recognise this camera,
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Review date: 28 Sep 2010

Manas, Scunthorpe Just point and shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use and good picture quality
Bad points:
Battery life is poor only max 90 minutes.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 4.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Review date: 27 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser Just point and shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very quick and simple to use.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 May 2010

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
easy to use mostly
Bad points:
no viewfinder means image difficult to follow in bright light- useless at seaside or skiing
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Feb 2011

josie, Just point and shoot

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
It's very light too use..
Bad points:
when used at night time it's very dark! There is no light and the picture are blured?.doesn't come with remote control..
Overall rating 6.0
Image quality 5.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Dec 2011

Walter, Oswaldtwistle Just point and shoot

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Can't put movies on apple mac computer . even after been told i could, so it's almost useless.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Jan 2011

dean, Swansea Just point and shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
A brilliant camera. No doubt about it.
Bad points:
Umm - none!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Jun 2012

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
Resolution (Pixels) 704x480
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 60
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) 60
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/3500
Weight (g) 300
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 6
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 44
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 2640
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2009-02-16

Also known as: Sony DCR-SR37E

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Manufacturer's Description

Light and compact with long record time and ultra-powerful zoom

  • Records up to 45 hours of high quality Standard Definition video on 60GB hard drive plus HYBRID recording on optional Memory Stick™
  • 800k pixel CCD sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 60x optical zoom / 2000x digital zoom
  • SteadyShot image stabilization for clearer video and stills when shooting handheld
  • Face Index and Film Roll Index for quick, easy searches
  • 2.7” Wide LCD with easy to use touchscreen
  • Power on by LCD: quick start-up from standby with ultra-low power consumption in sleep mode
  • Stereo sound recording with zoom mic for clearer dialogue and sound of foreground subjects
  • Up to 11.5 hours STAMINA continuous shooting time (with optional battery)
  • One Touch Disc Burn and Easy PC back up via USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection (Output only)
  • DVDirect™ Express compatible: allows high-speed burning to disc with VRD-P1 DVD writer
  • Fun, easy to use Picture Motion Browser PC software for managing and uploading video and photos in calendar view

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