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Sony DCR-SR58

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews and 55 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 59/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is 05-02-2011. We have compared these reviews to 369348 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: 16-12-2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-SR58


alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR58 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the size and battery. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, zoom, battery, size

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRSR58EX Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 80GB HDD - SilverSony DCRSR58EX Handycam Camcorder With Built-In 80GB HDD - Silver

Dec, 2018

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Nice for video. Bad for photo


Nice Handycam with good video quality. Poor in photos with VGA camara


Dec, 2011

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If you buy this camera make sure you buy a monopod or mini tripod with it, when zoomed filming it's nearly impossible to hold still and get a decent shot. It has steady shot but it makes little difference. Very short life in this home.

Large clear LCD,Easy to use

Poor image quality,No external mic input,No image stabilization,Poor still image


Jul, 2011

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR58E


Very good optical zoom ; and hard drive size

Very poor quality when white light present ; For example when doing a video of a band ; with white disco lights

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

Best purchase Sony DCRSR58ES


This camcorder is fantastic. It has so many lastest features compared to the old camcorders. Its small, practical, easy to use, 2 in 1 you can record movie aswell as take photos. No films or discs needed as it has 80gb hard drive + optional memory...

Jul, 2010

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Pretty good spec. camera. I reserved it online got a 5% discount over the offer price so it was great value for money.

good memory, good look and feel

not a hd, battery life perhaps not the best

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Battery life (max):1.4
Battery Type:NP-FV30


Minimum illumination:3


Composite Input: No
Composite Output: Yes
Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
Line-In Audio: No
S-Video Inputs: No
S-Video Output: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Silver


Display diagonal:6.86
Screen Resolution:230400 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 in
Screen Type:LCD


Web Cam Function: No


Internal flash/video light: Yes

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Effective mega pixels:0.49 Megapixels
Effective Pixels:0.49 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:640x480 pixels
Total MegaPixels:0.8 Megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 2340
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 108
Optical Zoom:60


Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-6
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:2000 x
Filter Size:30 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):44-2640 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):1.8-108 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Manual Focus: Yes
Night Shot: No
Optical Zoom:60 x
Shutter speeds:1/3-1/3500 s
White Balance:Auto, Preset (Outdoor, Indoor, One push)


Dimensions (HxWxD):65x56x107 mm
Weight:280 g

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6
Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power source

Battery Type:InfoLithium


Sensor Size:1/8 in
Sensor Type:CCD


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:80 GB
External Memory Type:Memory Stick PRO Duo/High Speed/Mark II, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD, SDHC
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Internal storage capacity:80


HD Recording: No
Recording Format:Hard drive / Memory Stick / SecureDigital / SDHC
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.5

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes