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Sony DCRSR57E Handycam Camcorder With Built-in 80GB Hard Disc Drive - Silver (61hrs)

3.9 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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  • Compact SD Camcorder with 80GB Hard Drive for up to 61 Hours of Video
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 60x optical zoom / 2000x Digital Zoom
  • SteadyShot Digital Image Stabilisation for Reduced Blur and Shake
  • Bright 2.7 inch LCD Viewing Screen
  • Browse and Manage your Clips with Included Software

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 6 x 6.8 cm ; 136 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 998 g
  • Item model number: DCRSR57E.CEH
  • ASIN: B001S3TPN6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Feb. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,283 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • Sony SR57 Handycam camcorder
  • AC Adaptor AC-L200
  • AV Cable Multi AV (no S-cable)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FH30
  • USB Cable
  • USB Driver



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    I bought this camera in a hurry as my old one died and we had a holiday coming up in just one week, I didn't have much time to do research so bought it mainly due to the reviews posted on Amazon and took pot luck, luckily it arrived on the morning of the day we were leaving! I can only echo the praise lavished upon this camera by others in their reviews, it is simple to use, very compact, the zoom is truly amazing, it's quick starting so you don't miss any action and the battery life is very good. I bought a spare battery but never really needed it as the supplied one recharges very quickly. My only gripe would be that in bright sunlight the screen image is hard to see when filming. I have only used the best quality setting for recording (19 hours worth available on this setting) and the result when transferred to DVD via the DVD recorder I use with the TV was brilliant. In short, I am very happy with this camera and recommend it wholeheartedly.
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    THIS camera is amazing. It can record up to 61 hours and you don't even need to pay for miniDVDs. The battery lasts up to 11 hours and it has an amazing zooming ability, It basically as good as my 5 inch telescope which I payed £150 for to observe the moon. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! buy it if it's the last thing you do....
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    I recently bought this camcorder for holiday trip this summer. The camcorder performed well, although the following observations let the camcorder down;-

    * Poor lighting caused the camcorder to loss focus on a number of occasions, especially when zooming in and out.

    * When zooming in on subjects far away (i.e. over 400 meters) the image stabiliser was poor, i.e. I don't have arthritis however reviewing some of the shots when zooming in you would have thought I had.

    These are the two only negative points I have about the camcorder, it has a great number of features and the picture quality is very good for the price you pay compared with other brands.

    Downloading the images onto your laptop is straight forward using sony's software that came with it.
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    This is a brilliant camcorder, i have searched for ages to replace my old sony HI tape type. you can get too baffled by all the choice out there. if you want a great family camcorder to record your holidays and family, this is one for you, i know there is far more technical camcorders out there, but i do not want to record weddings, use a tripod or anything like that.

    If you want a point and go camcorder, not too complicated, this is one for you. great for holidays and is brilliant to catch them funny moments with your children, as records in seconds when lens cover and lcd screen opened.
    Simple to watch on your tv ,just plug in the lead supplied and simple to put on DVD.

    Extremely light in weight and very clear picture on LCD screen, i was a bit concerned about not having the additional viewfinder, but the camcorders nowadays dont seem to have them unless very bulky and expensive. LCD screen is fine.
    ONE disadvantage is the rubbish battery they send with them, i dont know why Sony bother really it would be better to charge a bit more and put a decent size battery!!!, it lasts 90 mins in SP mode,

    I bought a new Sony bigger battery straight away off amazon, (they were cheapest) for a genuine Sony battery. i also bought the additional 5 year cover off Alliance through Amazon, that is defo cheapest on the net, £59.99 for 5 years, is a long time and good value, far more expensive elsewhere.
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    This is a great camcorder, You will get 19 Hrs Fottage in High Quality Mode, The Touch Screen Makes It Easy To Navigate around, Overall 10/10
    It Really Lived Up To Its Expectations. PLUS++ The Zoom Is Outstanding!!
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    Small and light, feels solid with good build quality. Really easy to use just open the bright and clear LCD screen and your away. Playback throught the LCD screen is excellent quality with vibrant colours and sharp focus. However when downloaded onto a PC I find that the colours dull down and the focus seems to blur a little, which is really a shame because it's nice camera but this is a problem I'm not sure I can live with and will probably upgrade to a HD camera when funds allow.
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    Purchased this camcorder in spite of the less positive reviews it received, as it appeared to offer exactly what I was looking for.I had been considering and had investigated many models prior to purchase. I have previously owned 2 sony and one JVC camcorder, all of which had provided good service over many years.This new one is so much lighter,it is like a toy, however the quality of picture in good light is very good.It is easy to operate and has a number of excellent features.The large in-built memory is wonderful,no need for tapes or DVD's.The powerful zoom works well and on a tripod provides super close up footage.I cannot understand the critical reviews for this wonderful little camcorder,which is great value for money especially when I consider how much I have paid for each of my last three.Will it last as long as the old, heavier, more expensive models ? well we shall see, but I cannot see why it shouldn't as it was the tape recording function that caused me problems in the past.So far then I am very happy with this great little machine.
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