Sony HDR-SR8E reviews: Hard disk drive storage Full HD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 8 reviews.
Sony HDR-SR8E: Horizontally held, 10x optical zoom camcorder using Memory Stick Duo card. See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good hard drive size 100 gig
Bad points:
no softwear out there to edit film when on pc
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 6.0
Value for money 2.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2007

Sean, London

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent image quality, well built, huge hard drive.
Bad points:
Poor battery life (about 1 hour recording time), could be improved with the addition of a larger optional battery...
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 6.0
Value for money 7.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Jul 2007

Purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great feature set, massive storage, great quality of build and picture.
Bad points:
Pricey
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Review date: 24 Mar 2010

Paul, London Director of movies now!

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very flexible & even works well in bad light conditions.
Bad points:
The display is hard to cancel on playback.
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Aug 2009

Stefan, Coventry A real camcorder novice

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Viewscreen superb. Menu options (i.e. battery life indicator) are easy to follow. Touchscreen options are a great help. Image quality from recordings is very, very good. The one flick, toggle switch (allows swapping from filming to picture taking) is also a plus. Amount of storage space on camcorder is superb. The camcorder itself feels light and is easy to use.
Bad points:
Instruction booklet is not the best. Playing with the camcorder will lead to ease of use - this will take time though! Initial start up screen was in Japanese though! Took a while to find reset button which allowed language set-up screen to appear. Battery power. Make sure you have at least one spare battery. Each use of the touchscreen affects battery life. Approx 60-90 mins per charge available (hugely dependant upon the recording mode/options chosen). Other than intial start up, this is the only real 'niggle' with this corder.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jul 2008

Derek, Boningale Experienced amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Well built unit. Typical quality for this manufacturer
Excellant capacity
Battery life good.
Bad points:
Strap handle badley positioned and gives wrist ache
Well balanced with NP-FH60 battery, difficult with the FH 100
Low light performance not as good as it should be.
Expensive in todays world for what it is.
Microphone suffers from wind noise, difficult to muffle
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 6.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jun 2011

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Product Features

Resolution quality Full HD
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) 100
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/800
Weight (g) 530
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 2007-06-18

Also known as: SONY HDRSR8E, Sony Handycam, Sony HDR-SR8

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Manufacturer's Description

The ultra-compact, stylishly-designed AVCHD HDD Handycam with ClearVid CMOS Sensor, x.v.Colour and Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens. Featuring 100GB HDD, it records 1080i HD movie for up to 38 hours


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