Sony HDR-SR12 Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • New full 1920x1080 AVCHD HD video recording
  • Sony face detection technology for video and photos
  • identifies up to eight faces and corrects focus, exposure, color control, and when photos are taken, flash control
  • 10-megapixel photo capture with 5-megapixel Sony ClearVid CMOS sensor technology
  • Hybrid movie recording on Memory Stick media card and built-in 120GB hard disk drive, which can hold up to 15 hours of video (1920 HD mode)
  • Records in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound with new built-in zoom microphone for clear recordings of subjects
  • Simultaneous dual record mode (movie and 7.6-megapixel photos) and slow motion video (240 fps) with audio recording
  • 3.2-inch, wide, touch panel Xtra Fine LCD (921K) screen and wide color viewfinder
  • Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization for smooth video and photos
  • Release Date: 2008-03-01
  • Final Grade: 63 3.15 Star Rating: Recommended


Sony HDR-SR12
New full 1920x1080 AVCHD HD video recording; Sony face detection technology for video and photos; identifies up to eight faces and corrects focus, exposure, color control, and when photos are taken, flash control; 10-megapixel photo capture with 5-megapixel Sony ClearVid CMOS sensor technology; Hybrid movie recording on Memory Stick media card and built-in 120GB hard disk drive, which can hold up to 15 hours of video (1920 HD mode); Records in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound with new built-in zoom microphone for clear recordings of subjects; Simultaneous dual record mode (movie and 7.6-megapixel photos) and slow motion video (240 fps) with audio recording; 3.2-inch, wide, touch panel Xtra Fine LCD (921K) screen and wide color viewfinder; Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization for smooth video and photos
By , Last updated on: 2/11/2016

This hard drive camcorder from Sony seeks to be the Swiss Army Knife of video. It has Sony's Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization and a 10MP digital still capture capability. The SR12 can also record to both it's 120GB hard drive or Memory Stick for up to 15 hours of HD video.


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