Sony DCR-SR47 Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder : vacation pictures

This camera is exactly what i was looking for. Got everything i expectedpros: small, lightweight, easy to use, touchscreen works well, good picture qualitycons: low light situation are not good for this camcorder, zoom can be a bit wobbly when fully zoomed, battery that comes with it is not that great(upgrade to the long life battery)overall: i’m very satisfied with this camcorder, i would recommend it.

The most that i like is that it is small and handy and easy to handle and the price is right.

Sony DCR-SR47 Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 60GB hard disk drive
  • 60x optical / 2000x digital zoom
  • Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens with SteadyShotTM image stabilization
  • Hybrid recording
  • 2.7″ touch panel display

I am really enjoying my camcorder. It is such a clear recording. I like it better than any other one i’ve ever had. I like it because i have no more problems with my dv tapes. Because i am not using them. I am connecting it to my dvd recorder,with the cables i also ordered. I am still making dvd’s from it. It was worth the purchase to meet my own home video’s created, or using in church, or anywhere. Sometimes, i believe i was born with a camera in my hand.

Our old panasonic has been blown away. I can’t believe how easy it is to use. I love how small and compact it is. A little nit-picking – the zoom button could have been made easier to use in action – i almost never get away without a little jiggle of the camera before i have it zooming in or out like i want. I also think they should have programmed it to close the lens cover automatically when it’s powered off. I’ve forgotten a few times, and so far, it hasn’t been an issue, but it worries me that the lens will get damaged one day because i failed to close the cover when i turned it off.

I got this camera from amazon, with a good price & it is a good one.

Sony DCR-SR47 Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) : Very compact and easy to use. I haven’t taken the video off of the camera yet, but am hoping it’s as easy as recording with this camera.

Great camara, you really get for what you play, it’s really small, so that is perfect to carry around in purse. The only con is when you download it, you can only do it to pc. It’s not compatible with mac.

She likes it very much, hard to figure out how to show video on television, sometimes hard to figure out how everything works, good price & delivery.

It was the zoom i really didn’t care for. I expected it to be clearer when filming long distances. But overall, not a bad deal for the price.

I was looking for a videocamera like this, the picture is amazing and the battery is rechargeable. Plus has a hard drive to store a lot of pictures, plus a usb memory for more.

Great video and easy to use. Best purchase i have ever made.

I like the camcorder , but you can not down load to a mac computer without having to buy another program from sony at a cost of another $20 bucks.

00 for this camera on amazon in december 2009. This is an exceptionally small camcorder that is very easy to use.

For the price, this little used (and discontinued) tool is great. I got it delivered to the destination on a recent trip. The recipient opened it up and charged it for me, so i literally picked it up off the counter, pointed, and started video-taping without any help from a book. We were able to download our videos and work with them right away on the computer. I already had purchased a video converter for a different recent project, so that wasn’t a problem, but it would have been a big problem otherwise. As long as you know what software you need to convert, it is a great toy.

We needed this camcorder for a family reunion. We are very satisfied with our pick. Very easy to learn and took very good video. We have a very good recording of the happenings at our reunion. It had enough internal memory that we were able to get an evening and the following day recorded.

I thought this camera was fantastic when i was making a video for my brother. Easy to use, small, pretty simple to figure out with a little exploring the options on the camcorder. I would take a peek at the portions i had recorded every little while on the tv, and they looked like a normal home video and sound was good. I was satisfied enough with the quality on the tv expecting it to look the same on the computer. But when i transfered videos to the computer to edit and make the movie out of them, everything looked poor quality and grainy. Now, i do have a high def screen on my computer, so i tried my laptop (which is just a regular old good qulity 3 years ago), and had the same results. So overall, i was 150% satisfied untill i saw the end computer result. And where are you going to store all your old videos but on the computer?. So if anyone has a fix for this problem, i’d love to know.It would save me a lot of time and effort and it would bring my review way up again.

Looking at the video on the little camcorder screen is one thing, looking at the video from a 43” flat screen is a completely different story. I have never owned a camcorder before this one but i was expecting some pretty nice picture quality on a normal tv but the picture quality is not very crisp. In an indoor setting you can see the facial features of people from the camcorder screen but those same features don’t show on the tv. My next step will be to see the picture quality from a computer screen, perhaps the quality will be different. On the positive side, the camcorder is very small, easy to use, and you pretty much don’t need to buy anything else to use it, other then additional batteries.

The movie option on this camera is easy to use and the quality of the movie is great but use another digital camera for your pictures because the still pictures come out grainy.

We bought two of these video cameras for our kids for christmas. Our son in houston and daughter in portland, or. Now they are sharing some of their doings directly with us so we don’t feel so far away from them. The camera is set up to be easy to use without even reading the directions. Playback on the tv was great: clear picture and sound. We are all very pleased with the camera but it is important to get a spare battery pack as the battery life is currently unkown but would hate to miss out on a shot because of dead battery.

. Video quality is not that great but good in its category. Sellers sevice is good gto within a week and delivered in good condition.

However the quality of photos taken are not so good.

So far this has been a great camcorder and it is so easy to use. I did a ton of research on all the models of hard drive camcorders and decided to stick with the sony brand. I am not disappointed and this sony camcorder has delivered. My wife and i are happy with this product so far. I have recorded 4 of my son’s youth football games and the quality has been great. It is also easy to make a dvd, as i purchased the sony dvdirect express vrdp1 multi-function dvd writer for sony handycams. I never had burned a dvd before purchasing these products and it was very simple. We have had this for over a month now and overall it has been great.

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Sony DCR-SR47 Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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4 of 5 stars, based on 50 reviews