|Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 60 GB Camcorder ** Red **|
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|UPC||0027242762831, 0689466115529, 27242762787, 411378077653, 411378077660, 689466115536, 718122116591, 718122116690|
|Storage Type||Internal & Removable|
|Media Format||Flash card|
|Sensor Type||Advanced HAD CCD|
|Optical Sensor Qty||1|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Focal Length Range||1.8mm - 108mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Lens Filter Size||30 mm|
|Lens System Features||Built-in lens shield|
|Lens Manufacturer||Carl Zeiss|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Illumination||6 lux|
|Min Shutter Speed||1/4 sec|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Program|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||60 GB|
|Recording Speed||HQ, LP, SP|
|Supported Flash Memory||Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD Memory Card|
|Digital Storage Media||HDD|
|Video Recording Length||910 Minutes|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - stereo|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Microphone Technology||Electret condenser|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x S-Video output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2 or later|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Battery Manufacturer||Sony NP-FH30|
|Effective Still Resolution||0.3 MP|
|Effective Video Resolution||0.4 MP|
|Digital Video Format||MPEG-2|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Additional Features||Backlight Compensation, Built-In Speaker, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) Recording, Touch-Screen Control, USB 2.0 Compatibility, face detection|
Simple operation; 60x zoom lens; 60GB hard drive; small.
Soft video; noticeable purple fringing on subjects.
If storage amount, zoom range, and easy operation are on your list of needs before video quality, check out the Sony Handycam DCR-SR47.
Average review score based on 45 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I tend to be harsh in reviews so I didnt give it 5 stars. Dont let 4 get you down. The camera is solid, easy to start using, light. The strong point is the audio, its crisp and clear, with good range. In CNETs review they said the video is soft and for that reason i almost didnt buy it. But in fact that slight softness does not in any way detract from very good video you will surely take with this. I dont get any purple fleckering noted by CNET. Battery life with a standard battery is about 60 minutes for me. Buy a larger one they are cheap (compared to Sonys price) but beware that some generic batteries wont be recognized by the camera and it will shut down. Make sure the battery you buy is an INFO-lithium and then make sure the seller will let you return it if it isnt compatible. Stay in your voltage of 7.2V and go up on the capacity, like 1800mah or more if you want. I bought this secondhand to make short product vids for youtube and im on an extreme budget. I cant give it 5 stars in light of High-Def being available which I would trade for down the road. Another stong point about this cam is that I bought it when it was already 3 years old and it works perfectly still. Thats quality. The worst thing about the cam isnt the cam, its Sonys cloud software. It severely messes up your PC because it saps every single ounce of resources to use it. I have a modern laptop with plenty of resources and the software causes hangs and screws up everything. It also attempts to copy your entire hard drive and send it through the net to the cloud, a massive security issue. To stop it from doing that causes features of the software to not be available once you are online (being online is required to use cloud software, its not on your hard drive). This leaves you with the MPEG file itself which is in the camera and you can transfer it to your hard drive the same easy way you would with a still camera and then you will need 3rd party editing software if you intend to play with the vids. The hard drive must be solid-state since it makes no noise. I didnt want to rely SD cards or tapes, which is another selling point for me. I bought a $14 tripod at Walmart ($9.99 at FRY'S if you live in SoCal) and extra hi-cap batteries and a case and all is ok. So, its a very solid GOOD compared to whats available and probably 5-stars when it came out. Also FYI, the cam uses only "FH" batteries. Sony Store told me that first there was FP, then FH, then FV, all referring to the same battery, only differentiated by the year of introduction, like FP being 2008, FH being 2010, etc. Does this mean you can buy FV if you cant find an FH? Sony says yes. I dont trust them, I stay on FH because I dont need to chase mystery problems. ActiveForce batteries relay more info which isnt supported in this cam so that would be a waste of money should you see those available. The new versions of this cam dont have hard drives, do have auto-open of the lens cover and cost like the dickens for a top model. I wouldnt pay $500 for one. But $100-range, secondhand, with some accessories from a careful, caring owner? Yes absolutely. Last FYI, dont worry if you see one without a case or CD or manual, you can put together a complete orig package from Sony and others, as I did. If you have a specific question not in here, locate me and i'll be happy to answer you.
I do a lot of videos for our church services and neede something that was simple and easy as well as fast as getting dvd's created. This Camera with a extended life battery filled the bill for my needs. I can record service create the video and dvd and not take all afternoon. Currently software and manuals are available online. I only have one downside for this camera repair parts do not come cheap but i guess the good overrides the bad for that.
I purchased the DCR-SR47 by Sony because it was a Sony and I love the camera. I bought it with the thought that it had night shot and was disappointed to find that it does not. The camera is small and easy to carry around I put it in my jacket pocket when not in use which is great for allowing me to use my hands while on vacation, there is nothing more annoying than a bulky camera strapped to you all day. It comes on when you open the view window on the side and it fires up fast. I specifically like the fact that it holds 45 hours of video in the internal hard drive. I love the MPG format because it plugs into the computer and BAM there is the video. I have read reviews about the low picture quality, but have had great luck with mine. The picture quality is great, not choppy or blurry. Lets face it we are making movies of our loved ones not box office hits. The zoom is out of this world. I feel it is important to mention that you can charge the battery while you use the camera this is not a plug a box in and put the battery in it like some of the competition to Sony. You plug in to the back and the battery charges on the camera. The negatives: no night shot, factory battery only last about an hour, no automatic lens cover. The positives: small, easy use, numerous formats, large hard drive, good picture quality, easy use, extra slot for more memory although I don’t know why you would need it with the 60 GIG on board hard drive. I love the camera and would recommend it for any one for home use, if you want Hollywood quality I would suggest you pay 10 grand for your next camera not 2-3 hundred. My friend has the JVC model and he wants one like mine DCR-SR47. I love it. PS the program that comes with it is OK. it is free with the camera and for the price I think its a good deal. Camera and Sofware.
Very high Optical Zoom, plus high receording capacity on a hard drive plus it is very compact, light weight and easy to use. Does not have a jack for an external mic or headphones. Other small drawback is the basic battery that comes with the camera does not have much recording time but there are many reasonably priced batteries that will triple the recording time. The lcd screen is a touch screen for settings and operation. Very nice. Unless you have professional needs, this is a great camera for the money and very easy to use.
I recently decided to purchase this Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 because I wanted a camcorder to use on vacations. Last week, I took this camcorder up to our hunt camp in South Carolina to really test it out. Let me tell you, the zoom on this thing is amazing! However, it is hard to keep the shot steady because of how far it zooms in but all you need is a tripod. That's next on the list. With 60GB of internal memory, I could probably record for this entire year before I need to put it on my laptop. I give this camcorder an A+ for the price! I will be using it at my wedding later this year also.