Sony Handycam HDR-SR1 Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • High Definition video camcorder (AVCHD)
  • 4 megapixel digital still camera
  • 10x optical zoom / 80x digital zoom
  • 3.5-inch LCD
  • 30mm Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* professional lens
  • HDMI, USB 2.0, component, and composite connections
  • Release Date: 2006-07-30
  • Final Grade: 50 2.5 Star Rating: Recommended

2.5 Star Rating: Recommended

Sony Handycam HDR-SR1
High Definition video camcorder (AVCHD); 4 megapixel digital still camera; 10x optical zoom / 80x digital zoom; 3.5-inch LCD; 30mm Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* professional lens; HDMI, USB 2.0, component, and composite connections
By , Last updated on: 10/30/2014

This model is nearly four years old. Check out a newer model, like the Sony CX110. Here's what we had to say about the SR1 when it was released in July 2006 (we were right!):

Hold onto your hats. Sony has upgraded its already fantastic hard drive based camcorder, making it HD capable. The HDR-SR1 is good for up to 1080 lines of resolution in HD mode (and up to 10 hours of footage in LP mode), and also boasts the ability to take 4-megapixel still photos, written either to the hard drive or to an optional Memory Stick. This is certainly a prosumer camera, and the large price tag reflects that, but even if you're not looking to drop $1,500, keep an eye on the Sony SR1. It's the future of camcorders.

COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, & ANSWERS FORUM BY VIEWERS AND EDITORS

0 comments
Add Comment

Sony Reviews