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Sony HDR-SR12 / SR12E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 466 reviews of Sony HDR-SR12 / SR12E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and price are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed views on the control panel and memory.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-SR12 / SR12E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-SR12 / SR12E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR12 / SR12E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and price. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the memory.

usability, image quality, portability, price, durability

memory

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR12E HD Hard Disc Drive Handycam - 10MPSony HDR-SR12E HD Hard Disc Drive Handycam - 10MP

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-SR12 / SR12E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 user reviews of Sony HDR-SR12 / SR12E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and durability. The price and image quality also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the portability. The viewfinder and memory get less positive comments.

usability, image quality, price, durability, design

color, memory, viewfinder

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-SR12 10.2MP 120GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomSony HDR-SR12 10.2MP 120GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing:N
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators:Y

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8cm
Height:7.6cm
Weight:0.56kg
Width:8.3cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.13 / 81.3

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash

Built-in Flash:Y / Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-SR12E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):3810000
Optical sensor resolution:5560000
Optical sensor size:1/0.122
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:10 / 10.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:150
Filter Size:3.7 / 37
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40 - 480
Focal length range (f-f):4.9 - 58.8
Image stabilizer:Y
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:58.8mm
Min Focal Length:4.9mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5.08Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:3.81Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5.66Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.2 mm ( 1/3.1" ) / 8.2 mm ( 1/3.1 )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Fader:Y
Lens focal range:1.8 - 3.1
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Noise Reduction:Y
Pastel:Y
Photo mode:Y / Yes
Power requirements:4.3 - 4.5 W
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Spotlight:Y
Twilight:Y
Video Out:1 / SD, HD

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port:N
HDMI:Y / Yes
Microphone in:N / Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
S-Video In:N
S-Video Out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/800 / 1/3 - 1/425

Storage

Internal storage capacity:120

Video

Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG2 / MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:150
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder:123200
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8 / 138
Height :7.6 / 76
Weight:560
Width:8.3 / 83

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y / Yes
Onepush white balance:Y / Yes
Outdoor white balance:Y / Yes