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Sony DCR SR37

alaTest has collected and analyzed 287 reviews of Sony DCR SR37. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and zoom. The size and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the control panel and color.

usability, portability, size, zoom, price

battery, design, viewfinder, color, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR SR37 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony DCR SR37 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the battery and size. The zoom and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the durability.

portability, usability, zoom, size, battery


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by (

Sony DCR-SR37E Camcorder


With all the features you would expect from a camcorder of this type and so much more this camcorder proves to be great value for money.

May, 2012

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


A brilliant camera. No doubt about it.

Umm - none!

Jul, 2012

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


Hard Disk is good at storing a lot of images and I am very pleased with what it has filmed.

Not good in low light.

Jun, 2012

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


It's very light too use..

when used at night time it's very dark! There is no light and the picture are blured?.doesn't come with remote control..

Feb, 2012

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


Easy to carry and use indoors

When using outdoors cannot see the subject in viewfinder; all I can see is my reflection. How can I overcome this problem.

Oct, 2011

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


easy to use mostly

no viewfinder means image difficult to follow in bright light- useless at seaside or skiing

Apr, 2011

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


Can't put movies on apple mac computer . even after been told i could, so it's almost useless.

Feb, 2011

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


Very quick and simple to use.

Aug, 2010

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


Light, Compact, Good Image Quality, Easy to upload Video, Excellent Battery Life, Excellent Zoom

Still Camera Pictures Not Great, Fader a bit Fiddely to use (via touch screen)

Jul, 2010

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR37


power of lens

no screen shade available so shooting in bright light makes it difficult to see target

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Records up to 45 hours of high quality standard definition video on 60-Gb hard drive 800 k 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 1 megapixel still photo recording onto internal HDD or removable Memory Stick 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 microphone for clearer dialog and sound of foreground subjects One touch disk burn and easy pc back up via USB high-speed connection (output only) DVDirect express compatible: allows high-speed burning to disk with VRD-P1 DVD writer Fun, easy to use Picture Motion Browser PC software for managing and uploading video and photos in calendar view

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH30

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode/Fireworks / Sunrise / Snow / Beach / Candle / Sunset / Twilight mode / Sports mode / Portrait mode / Landscape / Spotlight


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-6.0
Max Focal Length:108mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:60
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.41Megapixel/0.49Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix/490Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8" )/3.2 mm ( 1/8" ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader/Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive/Hard disc drive / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None