Sony HDR-SR11 reviews: Hard disk drive storage Full HD camcorder

30 customer reviews

+ This camcorder scores very high on image quality. - It scores poorly on weight.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 30 reviews.
Sony HDR-SR11: Horizontally held, 12x optical zoom camcorder using Memory Stick Duo card. See full product description

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Tony, Bedford Reasonably experienced moviemaker

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
High built and image quality.
Bad points:
The touch screen is a good idea in theory, but is so susceptible to fingerprints as to be a major liability in practice.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2008

Sharad, Milton Keynes Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
An excellent buy, very good video, had difficulty in coverting AVCHD to dvd initially; reasonably good photos although cannot replace the camera.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Nov 2010

anthony, oldham

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
bought this camcorder a week before the british grand prix so this was a good time to try it out and dispite the weather (rain) it performed very well plenty of good shots as well as some good footage i found the touch screen and the menu's easy to use.its two units in one wich is what i wanted and less to carry..
Bad points:
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Jun 2008

stephen, Portsmouth UK Experienced amateur

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
The camera has a good quality picture
Bad points:
To technical far too many adjustments to get an instant clip. Compatibilty with editing software is a disgrace takes me 2 1/2 hours just to get a 30- minute clip into my pinnacle editing suite, no usb 2 support for quicker transfer.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 1.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jan 2010

peter, manchester

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
10 meg still camera, recording quality
Bad points:
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 4.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jul 2008

James, solihull

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use - even my wife can operate it - literally aim and fire, sony quality
Bad points:
A bit pricey
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 May 2008

Tony, Milton Keynes

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent image quality; very good sound quality overall. Still image quality is also very good. 3.2" touch sensitive LCD screen. The viewfinder is useful in very bright sunlight. 7hrs recording time at the highest image quality and up to 22 hrs at lower quality. Good optical zoom. The robust housing has hinged or sliding access covers to the ports. Nice touches e.g. ability to assign different functions to the cam wheel e.g. focus, exposure; a gravity sesnsor to protect the hard disk etc. Can record stills and video to Memory Stick.
Bad points:
The wind filter is not very effective resulting in significant wind noise on the audio at times. Sony use a mini to standard HDMI cable that is not included and needs to be purchased separately. Need to buy a larger battery and keep the one supplied as a spare. The touch sensitive screen is a nice feature, but as a downside it gets covered in fingerprints. The editing software supplied by Sony is poor. However these are all relatively minor niggles that can largely be resolved and should not dissuade anyone from buying what is an excellent product overall.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2008

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Product Features

Resolution quality Full HD
Resolution (Pixels) 3680x2760
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 12
Media format Hard disk drive
Connections USB
Type of memory card Memory Stick Duo
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 150
Type of image stabiliser Optical
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 60
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/800
Weight (g) 560
Screen size (Inches) 3.2
Maximum aperture telephoto 3.1
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 49
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 588
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2008-02-27

Also known as: Sony HDRSR11E, Sony HDR-SR11E, HDR-SR11

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Manufacturer's Description

Superb picture quality, long record time and advanced features.

  1. Full HD 1920×1080 video recording at high bit-rate (16Mbps) using AVCHD format
  2. Up to 22 hours HD recording on 60GB hard drive plus HYBRID recording on optional Memory Stick for easy sharing
  3. ClearVid CMOS sensor with Exmor derived technology for superb picture quality with high sensitivity and low noise
  4. BIONZ high-speed image processor
  5. Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom / 150x digital zoom
  6. Super SteadyShot optical image stabilisation for improved still image and video stability, especially in low light
  7. x.v.Colour mode for vivid, lifelike colours
  8. Face Detection with Bit Allocation for video and photos automatically gives clearer, natural looking faces
  9. D-Range Optimiser adjusts exposure and contrast for evenly-exposed backlit shots
  10. 10 megapixel still photo recording onto internal HDD or removable Memory Stick
  11. Advanced Dual Rec (simultaneous 7.6 megapixel still photo during video recording)
  12. Photo-quality 3.2” Wide Xtra Fine LCD easy to use touchscreen
  13. Quick ON button for fast start-up from sleep mode
  14. Face Index and Film Roll Index for quick, easy searches
  15. 5.1 surround sound recording with zoom mic for clearer dialogue and sound of foreground subjects
  16. HDMI™/component connector for enjoying HD video on HD ready TV
  17. BRAVIA Sync via HDMI™ connection for playback control via compatible BRAVIA TV remote control
  18. PhotoTV HD output for optimised still photo display on compatible BRAVIA TV
  19. Up to 5 hours STAMINA continuous shooting time (with optional battery)
  20. One Touch Disc Burn and Easy PC back up via USB 2.0 High speed connection with supplied Handycam Station
  21. Assignable Dial for manual focus and iris control
  22. Fun, easy to use Picture Motion Browser software with web upload assist function

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