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Sony DCR-SR200 2.1MP 40GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Sony DCR-SR200 2.1MP 40GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom
Sony DCR-SR200 2.1MP 40GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom


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Sony DCR-SR200 2.1MP 40GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom


Sony DCR-SR200 2.1MP 40GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

2.1 Megapixel (Gross) ClearVid CMOS Sensor 10 x Optical/ 80 x Digital Zoom Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens 2.7″ Wide (16:9) Touch Panel LCD Display4 (123K Pixels) Handycam Station Memory Stick Duo Media Slot One Touch Wide Angle Shooting Smooth Slow Recording Recording and Playback Times: HQ: 9 hours, SP: 14 hours, LP 28 hours Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization System USB 2.0 Interface DVDirect Recorder Compatibility Easy PC Backup One Touch Disc Burn Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Smart Protection Active Interface Shoe Super NightShot Plus Infrared System Manual Focus On Screen Zoom and Record Buttons Scene Selection Modes Picture Effects Fader Effects InfoLithium Battery with AccuPower Meter System Battery Information Easy Handycam Button Tele Macro Function Multi-Language Menu Weight: 1 lb 2

  • 40-gigabyte hard drive stores over 25 hours of long-play video or over 8 hours of high-quality video
  • 2.1-megapixel ClearVid CMOS sensor for crystal-clear video and still images
  • 10x optical zoom; 80x digital zoom
  • 2.7-inch widescreen touch-panel Clear Photo LCD Plus display
  • Handycam Station included

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  1. 77 of 79 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    DCR-SR200, April 2, 2007
    By 
    Y. Luong (Arizona) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Sony DCR-SR200 2.1MP 40GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Electronics)

    This is my first HDD camcorder. I owned several MiniDV camcorders in the past. I have owned the camera for 2 weeks, so this review should be considered as initial impression.

    PROS:

    - Picture quality is very good in good daylight. I had some shots at night in well lit family room, and the video is not as sharp as day time shots, but still very good.

    - The Super Nightshot feature is fun to have to take kids video while they are sleeping. As expected, the video is very grainy.

    - The quality of still pictures is acceptable.

    - Zoom is very smooth

    - The touch screen is awsome. Hope the screen won’t get scratched in the long run

    - Camera is easy to use without having to read too much into the manual

    - The menu is sort confusing in some areas, but not too bad

    - Lightweight

    CONS:

    - Pricy, compared to MiniDV models of similar quality

    - Battery sticks out too much off the back of the camera making it look sort of ugly

    - Allows only 3 still shots during video. I wish I can snapshot still photos from video like most of Panasonic models.

    - All connectivities are on charging base. This means one more thing to carry with on vacation

    - No separate battery charger. Battery is charged on the charging base or on camera

    - Only 10x zoom

    Overall, pretty happy with the purchase, and will be a lot of funs making family videos. I did not make a single DVD from my previous MiniDV’s. This is a 4.5 stars rating.

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  2. 124 of 137 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    This Camcorder is not so great because…, October 20, 2007
    By 
    david m callaghan “dmc” (Kirkland, WA USA) –
    This review is from: Sony DCR-SR200 2.1MP 40GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Electronics)

    The sirens song of a HD based Camcorder was too much to resist. Based upon hours of research I too finally settled on the DCR-SR200. Not quite as high resolution photos as the SR300 but sported longer battery life and CLEARLY a step above the previous models and other vendors. How could I go wrong – look at all these 4 and 5 star reviews. I can’t speak for their experiences but I’m going to tell you mine. So pull up a chair and get comfortable b/c the ride is going to get bumpy…

    I’ve spent the last 6 months using this device and feel compelled to return to where I purchased it and share the good the bad and the ugly news.

    The Good News: I’m not going to drill on the obvious benefits of HD based camcorder. If you like not having to replace tapes/DVD in your Walkman; you are surely going to enjoy not having to do this with a camcorder – FINALLY.

    Videos: The video it takes is good in full daylight. (Warning see below!)

    Photos: Takes nice 2 or 3 MP plain photos in full daylight. (Warning see below!)

    Camera Controls: I personally don’t mind the touch screen controls. Occasionally I just use the tip of a small finder to invoke the functions more accurately.

    Software: Wow! It works with Vista. The software that comes with it does a fantastic job of simplifying copying images and movies from the camcorder to the PC in a organized fashion. Its not saying much – click – copy to new folder with today’s date. But its brain dead simple.

    The Bad News: I’m not trying to SLAM this camera out of any kind of mean spirited vengeance; my goal here is to level set buyers expectations based upon my 6 months experience actually using this device. I do feel a bit of buyer’s remorse b/c this camera is NO WAY a 4 or 5 star device like I was lead to believe by all the other reviews. Not in million years would I say that I got my $700 dollars worth. Had I known this I surely would have gone to a higher priced model to get the quality I was expecting.

    Zoom and Lens – No disrespect to Carl Zeiss – This camera has a really crappy lens configuration. I’m no f’stop expert – but what I do know is even when I zoom all the way out – I have to stand really far back to get a group shot b/c the field of view is quite limited. Translate that into lens mm/mm speak if you want; but that’s what you get. The optical zoom is so lame. Its like really really lame. My old Minolta SLR, Sharp VL-A10U and Cannon S30 set the benchmark for what I expect in field of view and basic effect of hitting the optical zoom in/out. This thing stinks in comparison. Sure you can turn on digital zoom with about 10 clicks on the touch pad and go like 80x more…but that’s the point – I was sold a Carl Zeiss lens. Nothing in software makes up for the fact the field of view is so limited. I think someone slipped a decimal point during the design calculations b/c this is a total total let down. Maybe the Sony engineers took a crumpled up design paper out of Carl’s trashcan and unfolded it and used it.

    Videos: The video camera ONLY takes “good movies” in broad daylight. The video stabilization feature causes a sort of “heat wave” ripple effect when you pan across scenes. Its kind of annoying b/c the camera apparently can’t figure out that its not canceling a “vibration/shake” and its panning and the image should stream horizontally across the viewfinder. Get ready – The minute you are not in full lit daylight – Oh I don’t know, say taking a movie of a birthday party indoors of a cake with less than 70 candles on it. You will find the video is, how shall we say, horrible. Absolutely snowy and all faded out as this device completely fails to realistically capture the moment. What a LET DOWN! My 7 yr old $308 tape camera SOARED at moments like this! You do have an option – turn on night mode! OOOH-Yea! Now your guests eyes appear as large black circles effectively you are now filming zombie vampires under a pale green light; effectively recreating a Night Stalker episode. $700 bucks – no indoor birthday parties?

    How about taking a few minutes of video of the first few weeks of a newborn child sleeping to send to distant relatives? Well just be sure to turn on all the halogen lights so you can get this shot too. Or you can choose the night shot mode mentioned above. Depending on how soon you do or don’t want them to visit…maybe so.

    Photos: OK at first you think – Cool! I don’t have to bring 2 cameras any more! A camcorder and still photo camera all in one! Mostly WRONG! The still camera has absolutely NO FEAURES – NONE! Did you want sepia mode for a “old time effect” while posing at a national landmark? Did you want landscape mode to capture a vast panoramic scene or portrait mode for close up? Forgetaboutit! None. Not one. It stinks! From the company who makes a decent SLR’esque still cameras couldn’t we get…

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  3. 35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Camcorder.. I have been waiting for this …, April 3, 2007
    By 
    Naanu Yaaru “sihikahi” (Olean ,NY USA) –
    This review is from: Sony DCR-SR200 2.1MP 40GB Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Electronics)

    Strengths: Excellent Video & Audio Quality. Great Still Pictures. Cool Touchscreen LCD. Night shot video is amazing. In Built Flash is very powerful.

    Weaknesses: Battery protruded outside kinda gives a odd look. User Manual supplied is not very informative… u got to explore all the menus urself. u need docking stn to connect to PC.

    Summary: Hey , no more additional softwares to convert all other video formats, Directly recorded as Mpeg format, connect to PC and rip your DVD.. its that easy.

    Picture Motion Browser supplied with Handycam is cool and very handy, you can trim out unwanted portion of your videos.

    I have been waiting for this since long. I purchased this just bcos its predecessor SR-100 was a big hit, and this one has all the features of SR-100 and some extra features.

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