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Sony HDR-SR5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews of Sony HDR-SR5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and size.

usability, image quality, price, portability, design

size, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-SR5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-SR5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The durability and image quality also get good views. There are some critical opinions about the viewfinder and price. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, image quality, durability, portability, design

size, price, viewfinder

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-SR5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas the viewfinder and size get critical views.

usability, image quality, price, portability, design

size, viewfinder

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony HDR-SR5E Camcorder Review

 

This is the ultimate Handycam; combining stylish design, a light and compact 40GB hard disk drive (HDD), and all the latest Sony technology to produce stunning high-definition videos. Now you can enjoy up to 15 hours of recording without having to...

Despite being packed with technology, the Sony HDR-SR5E is incredibly straightforward to operate. The simple function navigation on the touch-screen and direct playback buttons make it easy to set-up shots and review your footage. The Picture Motion...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-SR5E

 

When high definition video first entered the marketplace, it was considered an exclusive luxury that only the rich and privileged could afford. Nowada...

Vibrant picture quality, decent stills mode, 40GB hard drive

AVCHD format incompatible with most DVD players

The Sony HDR-SR5E is an excellent HD HDD camera that offers great value for money. Simply put, it is one of the best models in this price range that we've seen.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR5 review: Sony Handycam HDR-SR5

 

Neat face index feature; bundled dock.

No eye-level viewfinder; no wind filter; no USB port on camcorder, just on bundled dock; annoying touch-screen interface; cables not ubiquitous yet for mini-HDMI connector.

An uninspiring entrant in Sony's HD camcorder lineup, the Sony Handycam HDR-SR5's video quality and performance simply don't deliver for the price.

Nov, 2007

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

Sony Handycam HDR-SR5

 

An uninspiring entrant in Sony's HD camcorder lineup. The Sony Handycam HDR-SR5's video quality and performance simply don't deliver for the price.

Neat Face Index feature ; Bundled dock

No eye-level viewfinder ; No wind filter ; No USB port on camcorder, just on bundled dock ; Annoying touch-screen interface ; Cables not ubiquitous yet for mini-HDMI connector

The Sony Handycam HDR-SR5 isn't a bad camcorder, but if you're going to spend the money for an HD model -- as well as endure the hassle of dealing with AVCHD video -- you might as well go for one with superior video. You'll have to spend a few hundred...

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-SR5

 

Fantastic product easy to use and easy to remove data from

Cant use the files in any other software that ive got you have to use sony software

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-SR5

 

very easy to use.

if very sunny one has a problem in seeing the object

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-SR5

 

Excellent picture quality, especially in HD but photo quality isnt so good

Tried to upgrade the software to download all hard drive videos and photos to my new computer and the computer crashed and 3/4 of 40gb worth of Family memories have been wiped! I still cannot get the new software to load and I still cannot download...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-SR5

 

A pleasure ti use

Need a better editing system, the one supplied is poor

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-SR5

 

easy to use.

better battery life/running time

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-SR5

 

Very easy to use and transfer data onto a laptop etc.

Jan, 2009