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Sony DCR-SR52 (SR52E)

We have collected and analysed 1 expert reviews and 144 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 60/100 and users rate it 77/100. The average review date is 11-12-2007. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 82/100 = Very good. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-SR52 (SR52E)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Sony DCR-SR52 (SR52E) from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, 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 portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the memory and reliability.

usability, portability, zoom, size, battery

reliability, memory

66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-SR52 Hard Disc Drive Camcorder With 2.7'' LCD ScreenSony DCR-SR52 Hard Disc Drive Camcorder With 2.7'' LCD Screen

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Sony DCR-SR52E Camcorder Review


Maximise your shooting capabilities with a 30GB high capacity hard disk drive, which allows you to shoot up to 20 hours 50 minutes without having to worry about additional tapes or discs – ideal for when you want to head out and start shooting...

Included with the SR52E is Sony’s Handycam Station which allows you to quickly view your images on a connected TV or PC via the analogue and Hi-Speed USB connectors. The station will also charge the camcorder whilst you are enjoying your footage. The...

May, 2012

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Sony DCR-SR52


Easy to download onto DVD.

Jul, 2008

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Sony DCR-SR52


Excellent value for money & Lightweight. Very easy to use.

Sony accessories can be expensive, so shop around.

Feb, 2008

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Sony DCR-SR52


Battery suplied with the unit has a very short chrage time. Would strongly recommed purchasing a higher capacity Sony NP-FH70

Jan, 2008

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Sony DCR-SR52


light and easy to use with the quality I expect from Sony.

Jan, 2008

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Sony DCR-SR52


easy to use

so small keep losing it !

Jan, 2008

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Sony DCR-SR52


Weight and connectivity is great

The supplied battery has a relatively short life - really need to purchase extended life battery

Jan, 2008

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Sony DCR-SR52


small, lightweight easy to use. image quality movie and still good, although mpeg compression artifacts noticeable

Usual problem! Sony not initially Apple Macintosh compatible, needs some research to make files compatable.

Jan, 2008

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Sony DCR-SR52


This is a very compact and lightweight product. It is simple to use for a complete novice and the docking station is extremely handy. It also fits onto our existing camera tripod which is an added bonus.

I haven't found any yet.

Jan, 2008

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Sony DCR-SR52


easy to handle for me.


Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

The Sony Handycam DCR SR52E is the stylish compact HDD Handycam camcorder. It features a 30GB high capacity hard disk drive for long recording times, 1 Megapixel CCD for great images and a 25x optical zoom.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1070Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG