Sony DCR SR82 Review

Sony DCR SR82

The Sony DCR SR82 is a feature packed camcorder for individual and family purpose. It is an easy point and shoot video camera that leaves the users little cause to worry with the focus and exposure settings. The image quality is excellent with its 1 mega pixel advanced CCD imager in the video mode, an easy connect base, and mpg video format supported by the camera. A 2.7-inch touch-panel LCD monitor offers total control over every detail while the One-Touch Disc Burn feature makes it possible to share it all with the simple touch of a button.

The camera records stills to the hard drive eliminating the need of a memory stick altogether. But, it has to be used to transfer video and stills to the computer from the hard drive. The Sony DCR SR82 can be directly connected to the TV to watch video. Unfortunately, when a filter or an auxiliary lens is attached to the camcorder the flash is disabled. This poses a serious limitation to the users who wish to enhance the picture quality.

The Sony DCR SR82 can also connect directly to a printer using the Pict Bridge feature and print images eliminating the process of copying images to the PC first. Moreover, the SR82 is a little slow in connecting to the PC. There is also a slow motion feature but it can only capture a couple of seconds, It allows for clicking pictures while shooting the video also but it lets the users take only a couple of photos during shooting videos. The SR82 is also equipped with a powerful surround sound function that produces great audio coupled with an equally good video quality.

The various additional features of SR82 include the Active interface shoe, Super Night Shot Plus infrared system, Manual focus, On-screen zoom and record buttons, Scene selection modes, Picture effects, Fader effects, Info Lithium battery with AccuPower meter system, Battery information, Easy Handy cam button, Tele Macro function, Multi-language menu. However, the SR82 does not have a USB port or video output options on the camera itself making the data transfer process tedious. The Sony SR82 is power packed with a host of usable features that are handy and value for money like good quality video, compact size and good still pictures.

Product Description

The DCR-SR82 Handycam(R) Camcorder captures video on the internal hard disk drive and keeps the action close & personal with the amazing zoom. That’s why the DCR-SR82 Handycam(R) Camcorder contains 60GB built-in hard disk drive storage and allows you to capture up to 40 hours of recording time (LP). A brilliant 2.7-inch Touch Panel LCD display keeps the controls at your fingertips while a 25x optical and 2000x digital zoom makes sure you catch all the detail. And when it comes time to share your memories, it couldn’t be easier with the one touch disc burn capability and the Memory Stick(R) Duo media slot.

The DCR-SR82 puts the simplicity back into shooting and sharing your videos. Handycam Docking Station Built-in Stereo Microphone Recording and Playback Times – Approximately HQ 14 hours, SP 21 hours, LP 41 hours Video Actual – 670K Pixels Still Actual – 750K Pixels SteadyShot Image Stabilization White Balance – Auto, Indoor, One-push and Outdoor Minimum Illumination – 4 Lux (0 Lux with Super NightShot(R) Plus Infrared System) Low Light Capability – Super NightShot(R) Plus Scene Modes – Beach, Candle, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Sports Lesson, Spotlight, Sunrise & Sunset and Twilight Analog Audio/Video Output Digital Audio/Video Inputs and Outputs 35mm Equivalent – 41-1189mm (16 – 9 Camera Mode), 43-1075mm (4 – 3 Camera Mode), 39-975mm (4 – 3 Memory Mode) Lens Aperture – f1.8-3.2 Exposure – Touch Panel (32 steps) Filter Diameter – 30mm Focal Distance – 1.9-76mm; Telemacro Mode – 430mm Shutter Speed – Auto, 1/60-1/4000 (Scene Selection Mode) Power Consumption – 3.0W (LCD) Battery Type – InfoLithium(R) with AccuPower(TM) Meter System (NP-FH40) Power Requirements – 7.2V (battery pack), 8.4V (AC Adaptor) Video Recording System – NTSC color and EIA standards Compatibility – Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home and XP Professional Dimensions – 2 7/8

Technical Details

60 GB built-in hard disk drive; record up to 40 hours

1-megapixel Advanced HAD CCD imager; Super SteadyShot picture stabilization system

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens; 25x optical/2000x digital zoom

2.7-inch widescreen touch-panel SwivelScreen LCD

Handycam Station included; one-touch disc burn