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Sony Handycam DCR-SR45 30 GB Camcorder - Black/Silver

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Product description
Product Identifiers
UPC0718122193325, 27242728226, 411378074461, 4905524488302

Key Features
Recording SystemNTSC
Optical Zoom40x
Digital Zoom2000x
Storage TypeInternal & Removable
Media FormatFlash card, Hard disk drive
Resolution0.7 MP
Screen Size2.7"
Weight12.3 Oz.

Optical Sensor
Sensor TypeAdvanced HAD CCD
Sensor Size1/8"
Optical Sensor Qty1

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Focal Length Range1.9mm - 76mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size30 mm
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Lens ManufacturerCarl Zeiss

Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Min Illumination0 lux
Min Shutter Speed1/4 sec
Exposure MeteringMatrix, Spot
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Program

Camera Flash
Flash TypeNone

Memory / Storage
Integrated Memory size30 GB
Supported Flash MemoryMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Digital Storage MediaHDD

Viewfinder TypeNone

Depth4.45 in.
Height3.03 in.
Width2.99 in.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationRotating
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
Display Size2.7"

Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo
Microphone Operation ModeStereo
Microphone TechnologyElectret condenser

Connector Types1 x Control-L (LANC), 1 x DC power input, 1 x S-Video output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedMS Windows 2000 Professional, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP Professional

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific
Battery ManufacturerSony NP-FH40

Effective Still Resolution0.3 MP
Effective Video Resolution0.4 MP

File Format
Digital Video FormatMPEG-2
Still Image FormatJPEG

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAuto Power Save, Backlight Compensation, Built-In Speaker, Digital Noise Reduction, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) Recording, Histogram Display, PictBridge Support, Touch-Screen Control, USB 2.0 Compatibility, face detection
Face DetectionYes
Widescreen Video CaptureYes

Color Black/Silver
Night ModeYes
Shooting ModesDigital Photo Mode

eBay Product ID: EPID100005813

Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewGood


    Compact, lightweight build; stores video to 30GB hard drive or Memory Stick Pro Duo cards; touch screen.


    Barely passable standard-definition video quality; no optical image stabilization despite ultralong lens; Windows-only software.


    The Sony Handycam DCR-SR45 has a good design and reasonable feature set for its price, but the video quality doesn't measure up to the rest of the package.

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Created: 06/03/12

Pics and video in light or dark with tons of features and editing options

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

This is super product, great addition to our gear here at WHPS (West Houston Paranormal Society) for long overnight investigations on complete darkness. The fact that it doesn't use outdated tapes allows us to quickly transfer to our computer to review and show our clients.

Great feature for the advanced but still easy to use for first timers to look like a big movie producer.

Chris "DAWG"
Lead Tech - WHPS

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Created: 04/09/09

Sony Handycam is a great camera

Loved the value, had been pricing in stores and this was by far the best value and the extras were a bonus!!! Decided to buy it for the name and the value. There is nothing that I dislike about this camera. I am not camera or computer savvy and the instructions were easy to understand. I also decided to buy this product because I had an old camera, much larger and it quit working. My 11 year old son is involved in sports and it has always been very important to me to record events in his growing years as well as everyday things. I didn't have this luxery growing up and wish that I had.

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Created: 07/04/11


Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

very-very good for personnal use, but the night shot is not good as the old model (8mm model) good image .... at 3 meters..... more..... nothing....the dark.....)

but VERY good cam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Created: 05/12/12

Very pleased for intended purpose.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

The product I received is in excellent condition and the seller was A+++.

I bought the recorder for ghost hunting, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to take it into the field yet. However, it works wonderfully around the house with the illuminator I found on e-bay as well. I bought an extra battery for the field so can't fully attest to the battery life, which was a concern and why I bought the extra battery.

I'd probably give this camera more 5's if I'd had the opportunity to field test it so please take this into consideration. I do love the fact that it is 'hard drive' cam corder rather than dv or dvr. I think this will be much easier to download evidence for review than the alternative.

Very happy so far and think this is an excellent option for ghost hunting and, most likely, capturing memories in general.

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Created: 08/27/09

Sony Handycam DCR SR45 Camcorder

I am a consumer and a loyal customer to Sony products. I like their camcorders and DSLR cameras. I especially like their SR 45 HDD camcorders, with the high zoom of 40x and the various functions the camcorder has. It is always perfect to bring on a vacation, with its sleek, light and compact size. A precious moment can be taken instantly.

For a Sony lover, there's really nothing to dislike. However, to request for a HDD and a HD combination of a higher zoom, ie. 60x2000x. Sounds impossible now, but perhaps Sony will come out with that type.

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