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Sony DCR-SR90E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Sony DCR-SR90E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and control panel. The durability and zoom are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the battery. Comments are divided on the portability.

usability, zoom, durability, control panel, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR90E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony DCR-SR90E review


Like JVC, Sony has fitted a 30GB disk inside its hard disk camcorder, giving around seven hours of video storage at the highest quality setting.

Sony's hard disk camcorder looks huge when compared with JVC's dinky GZ-MG57EK, and it has a whopping price to match.

Feb, 2007

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Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

SimplyDV Review: Sony DCR-SR90 30GB HDD Camcorder


Lovely handling, comprehensive manual control (even on the LCD panel) and excellent pictures and sound in optimum conditions. Built-in shutter lens cap is a great idea. Menu navigation and touch-screen controllability is good in playback modes (movie...

All round, a good beginner's camcorder for home movie making, especially if you're shooting in good light most of the time. If you're a PC user, fine; if you're a Mac user - forget it. Buy a JVC instead.

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Sony Handycam DCR-SR90E: Great for point and shoot!


This is taken from my Ciao review - d15549 The camcorder is great for anyone who just wants to point and shoot. The Hard Disk Drive makes this so easy to playback footage and for editing....

Hard drive, zoom, good quality lens, great screen, night mode

only 3 mega pixels

Aug, 2008

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Sony DCR-SR90E


plenty recording time no need for other media like tapes or dvds.

video editing software is crap

Mar, 2007

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Sony DCR-SR90E


Fantastic picture quality and possibly the best image stabiliser ever

Battery life can be shortened quite a lot by using LCD screen on the side

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

The DCR-SR90 is Sony's first camcorder with a built-in hard disc drive. Designed to allow you to shoot large amounts over a long period of time, browse stored images and transfer your data to a PC at high speed, its large-capacity 30 GB hard disc drive enables recording of about 7 hours and 20 minutes (HQ mode: 9 Mbps). The supplied software makes it is easy to copy data to a DVD or PC afterwards. The camera has a 1/3 inch 3.3 megapixel primary color CCD so you can enjoy high-resolution images and, because it comes pre-installed with Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, you can record 5.1-channel Surround Sound directly to the hard disc. It also comes with anti-shock measures so the hard disc will be protected if the camcorder is accidentally dropped.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP60

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

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 & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Overlap fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Special Effects:Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor