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SONY HDR-SR1/SR1E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 306 reviews of SONY HDR-SR1/SR1E. 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. Reviewers really like the design and size. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the price, and many are negative about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the SONY HDR-SR1/SR1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for SONY HDR-SR1/SR1E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of SONY HDR-SR1/SR1E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and durability are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments about the portability.

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for SONY HDR-SR1/SR1E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 user reviews of SONY HDR-SR1/SR1E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the design and size. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. Views are divided on the durability. Many are critical about the memory.

usability, image quality, portability, size, design

memory

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony HDR-SR1 review

 

The SR1 combines AVCHD technology with hard-disk recording

Video and stills images ; Audio reproduction

Definitely one of the most practical, versatile and powerful digital camcorders we've ever seen

Dec, 2006

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony HDR-SR1E Camcorder Review

 

Record and enjoy exceptional quality High Definition movies with this stylish and compact camcorder. With a 30GB Hard Disk Drive there's no need to worry about tapes or discs, so you can always shoot on the move.

With a built-in microphone, the Sony HDR-SR1E camcorder records in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound so you can relive your movies with realistic sound. The built-in flash will also ensure you capture perfectly lit footage, which means you can continue...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

One of the best Sony camcorders we've seen in a long time, and an excellent choice for anyone who wants High Definition video

Excellent video, easy to use, good build quality and features

Microphone not the best, hard drive could be bigger

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR1 review: Sony Handycam HDR-SR1

 

Sony Handycam HDR-SR1

Hard disk holds about four hours of best-quality HD video; sharp, saturated, low-noise video; excellent build quality; fast, smooth focus with effective image stabilization.

Mediocre still photos; frequent motion artifacts in video; lame but necessary bundled software; no windscreen filter for microphone.

The Sony Handycam HDR-SR1's combination of hard disk capacity, easy adapatability, great design, and a broad feature set make it the consumer HD model to beat for 2006.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Oo Gin Lee (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR1

 

A very attractive high-end consumer camcorder, this is easy to use out-of-the-box, offering great features even if video quality could be better.

Good-quality HD video ; Records in 5.1 Dolby surround sound ; HDMI-out port ; Excellent touchscreen menu and GUI ; Professional manual adjustable ring ; External mic and earpiece ports ; Can store both video and pictures on harddisk

Premium price ; New AVC format lacks editing software ; Needs PC to archive footage when out of space ; Grainy pictures in low light ; Bulky

Making use of a harddisk drive saves a lot of hassle from storing and keeping tapes and discs, though you'll need a PC for when you run out of space. There are many cool features including Dual Recording Mode which lets you shoot pictures as you record...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR1 review: Sony Handycam HDR-SR1

 

Sony Handycam HDR-SR1

Hard disk holds about four hours of best-quality HD video; sharp, saturated, low-noise video; excellent build quality; fast, smooth focus with effective image stabilization.

Mediocre still photos; frequent motion artifacts in video; lame but necessary bundled software; no windscreen filter for microphone.

The Sony Handycam HDR-SR1's combination of hard disk capacity, easy adapatability, great design, and a broad feature set make it the consumer HD model to beat for 2006.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Quick Camcorder Reviews : Sony HDR-SR1 Camcorder

Great feature set all around with ring control, mic and headphone jacks, HDMI terminal, -Dual record and Smooth Slow Record neat additions, -HD video on an HDD camcorder, the first of its kind, -Immense 3.5 inch LCD makes touchscreen navigation...

AVCHD workflow is a work in progress, -Compression results in more noise than HDV, -No independent control over gain and shutter speed, -Menu is more efficient than before - but more confusing

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony HDR-SR1 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony HDD

 

The Sony HDR-SR1 represents a huge shift in the camcorder industry, drawing on not one, but two of the most important and emerging trends of the last several years: high definition and hard disk drive storage. The HDR-SR1 utilizes the new AVCHD...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : David Field (pcauthority.com.au)

Sony HDR-SR1

 

One beautiful camera, with one awful flaw.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : David Hague (digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com)

Sony HDR-SR1

 

In Sonys new line up of AVCHD based Handycams, the HDR-SR1 is probably the model the serious video person would look at as against its sibling, the UX-1. The major difference between the two is media; the SR-1 uses hard disc technology for video...

Jan, 2007