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SonyHDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder
 
4.5

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple controls (32)
  • Comfortable to operate (30)
  • Great picture quality (27)
  • Great features (23)
  • Great sound (20)

Cons

  • Poor battery life (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (23)
  • Home movies (18)
  • HD shooting (13)
  • Family (11)
  • Movies/short films (6)
    • How long have you owned it:
    • A month or less

       

      67% 

      (4 reviews)

      One-to-three months

       

      Three-to-six months

       

      More than six months

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (13), Enthusiast (13), Beginner (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Poor low-light performance

First on all - On daylight recordings the results are unbelivble. you can't belive it untill you see it.
but... indoors, lowlight, poor performance! lot of grain and noise even...Read complete review

First on all - On daylight recordings the results are unbelivble. you can't belive it untill you see it.
but... indoors, lowlight, poor performance! lot of grain and noise even though it seems that the light is enough, looks like youtube movie quality.
Orginal Battary least for 1.25 hr i would expect more from hdd camcorder. get a spare one!
No Eyepiece
Too small (advantage?)
smooth slow record could be very nice if the quality was satisfy. but the quality of images is very poor, so you can't use smooth slow record when editing a scene because it looks like 320x200 resulotion and certainly not HD or even SD.
I wanted to buy the SR11, but it was too expensive for me, the major diffrences is screen size (2.7" vs 3.2") HD size (40gb vs 60gb) and sensor for still images (4mp vs 10mp).
Indoors sound is ok, but outdoors does not have wind filter and you keep hearing wind noises. Get an ext. mic !

Last thing - touch screen ? nice feature, but they should have keep some buttons outside like WB, Man focus, HD\SD etc..

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great price but poor performance..

I was very excited when I received my brand new camera.. We shot some vidos in house with lots of light etc.. Watched video on my 52" High-Def TV and the...Read complete review

I was very excited when I received my brand new camera.. We shot some vidos in house with lots of light etc.. Watched video on my 52" High-Def TV and the vido had horrible quality.. Only the higest quality was somewhat OK..

My conclusion, bad video for at least inside the house..

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4.0

Good Choice

By Tian

from Boulder, CO

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable to Operate
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Simple Controls

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Travel

    Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

    I buy this for my father. Before I give it to him, I tried it. This product is easy to use, and good quality. But for myself, I won't buy sony, because of the memory stick thing.

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    4.0

    Nice Camcorder

    By Siva

    from San Jose,CA

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable to Operate
    • Durable
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Simple Controls
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Inadequate Features

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • Editing
    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Travel

    Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

    I'm really impressed with the video quality.Worth buying it for [$].Easy to operate.I've not yet tried converting video,but watched the videos on TV.Quality is simply superb.

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    5.0

    Love this camcorder!

    By Michellarella

    from East Greenbush, NY

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable to Operate
    • Durable
    • Great Features
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Simple Controls
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

      Currently on vacation and went to Disney yesterday. Viewed the video from it and was amazed at the quality of the video. Even the pictures at 4mp were really good. Camcorder is so easy to use and love the on screen button controls. Great for everyday use for those growing families. :)

      Only downfall I have found so far is when videotaping during the day in the sun, it's hard to see clearly on the LCD screen. Wish there was a viewfinder. However, I didn't see too many camcorders out there that had both.

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      4.0

      Good Product

      By BR

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable to Operate
      • Great Sound
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

          Good product, easy to use and am happy about the purchase

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          5.0

          SONY HDR-SR10 HD CAMCORDER

          By Nikon Guy

          from Olyphant, Pa.

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable to Operate
          • Durable
          • Great Features
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound
          • Simple Controls
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Movies/Short Films
            • Travel

            Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

            This camcorder will be used by me for my younger son's little league games and my older son for recording their band and just taping friends. The still pictures look really good compaired to his old Canon camcorder. I like the solid feel and heft of this cam compaired to many I looked at in stores which felt too light and too cheap. I haven't used it yet but my son has and he said he really likes it. I also like the fact it records in High Def or normal def. also it records to memory stick pro cards. We bought the kit with extra battery, case, filter etc. and also got the 3 year extended warrenty. All in all it was a very good deal for the price [...]

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            5.0

            Great Camera

            By Mattie

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Picture Quality
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies

              Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

              This camera is great! So small and the picture is very clear.

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              5.0

              Great Camcorder

              By Julie C

              from Magna, Ut

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable to Operate
              • Durable
              • Great Features
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Simple Controls
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • Editing
                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Movies/Short Films
                • Travel

                Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                I bought this Camcorder to take down to Hawaii for my first ever trip there. I was planning on recording a lot to take back. I recorded everything I wanted to and still had plenty of room left to record and I had it on the highest video quality setting. Its easy to use and takes wonderful video. This Camcorder was worth every penny!!

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                3.0

                great camera, but bad points

                By Pablo

                from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                I've used it recording my little son. I had a problem at the beginning, that the Hard Disk corrupted and I had to format it and lost my test recordings. One of the records I made after still stops, and I think it's related to the Hard DIsk problem. [...]

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                5.0

                Great Bang for Your Buck

                By Raptor6608

                from Powhatan, VA.

                About Me Video Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable to Operate
                • Durable
                • Great Features
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound
                • Simple Controls
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies

                  Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                  I bought this camcorder to replace my Sony DCR-DVD403 camcorder, which only records to mini dvd's. The SR-10 will record in the DVD format or 1080i. I copy my videos to my PS3 hard drive. Also, the Sony brand is the only one I have seen that records in 5.1 audio in this price range,[...] New software is much better as well.

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                  5.0

                  SR-10 review

                  By AB

                  from Farmington Hills, MI

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable to Operate
                  • Great Features
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound
                  • Simple Controls

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                    The product is very user friendly, and captures great video and photo.

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                    4.0

                    A good deal for the price of the product

                    By Amit

                    from San Ramon, Ca

                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable to Operate
                    • Great Features
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound
                    • Simple Controls

                    Cons

                    • Poor Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                    Sony HDR-SR10 is definitely aa good buy from B&H photo. The camcorder is easy to use & gives best results even in dark. The only thing of concern is the Battery Life. The battery being supplied with the Cam corder doesnt last for a single day even (typical shooting when you go on a outing). Else the product is fantastic. [...]

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                    1.0

                    Great price but poor performance..

                    By al

                    from Cupertino,CA

                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable to Operate
                    • Great Features

                    Cons

                    • Low-Quality Recordings
                    • Poor low light performanc

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies

                    Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                    I was very excited when I received my brand new camera.. We shot some vidos in house with lots of light etc.. Watched video on my 52" High-Def TV and the vido had horrible quality.. Only the higest quality was somewhat OK..

                    My conclusion, bad video for at least inside the house..

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                    5.0

                    Exactly what I expected and more

                    By Jess the Bride-to-Be

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable to Operate
                    • Durable
                    • Great Features
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound
                    • Simple Controls
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • HD Shooting
                      • Home Movies
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                      I am not tech savvy, so I was quite happy to find the ease of use for this camcorder. I have not taken the time to read the manual yet, but I've already used the camera plenty of times. I received it as a gift; I'm getting married in May and thought now would be the perfect time to start capturing our lives on video. This camcorder is perfect for that. Great quality, great performance. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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                      5.0

                      Amazing Camcorder

                      By Chandru

                      from Springdale, USA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable to Operate
                      • Great Features
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Great Sound
                      • Simple Controls
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • None So Far

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                      Very user friendlyExcellent picture qualityVery good price on B & H[...]What more can you ask for???

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                      5.0

                      AWSOME PICTURE, EASY TO USE.

                      By George

                      from Fairfield, CT

                      About Me Video Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable to Operate
                      • Great Features
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Great Sound
                      • Simple Controls
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                        As usual, Sony makes a great product. I love the size, very compact. I like to flip the screen and fold it back in to shoot sideways...great candids...kids and dogs don't know you are filming them! I haven't had it long enough to know if it is durable, but I expect that its like most electronics...don't drop it!

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                        5.0

                        Easy to use ,Lightweight, Great pictures

                        By Ninja

                        from Lincoln Nebraska

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable to Operate
                        • Durable
                        • Great Features
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Great Sound
                        • Simple Controls
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Documentaries
                          • Editing
                          • HD Shooting
                          • Home Movies
                          • Movies/Short Films
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                          Love my new Sony Camcorder ,Pictures are outstanding. Video rocks . I love the fact that I can use the hard drive or a Memory stick for Both pictures and Video .

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                          4.0

                          Good Product for Best Price

                          By Bheem

                          from Mountain View, CA

                          About Me Video Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable to Operate
                          • Durable
                          • Great Features
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Great Sound
                          • Simple Controls

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentaries
                            • HD Shooting
                            • Home Movies
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                            Very good product for best price.

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                            5.0

                            Great Deal, Easy to work

                            By lovesony

                            from Tx

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable to Operate
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Simple Controls

                            Cons

                            • Poor Battery Life

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies

                            Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                            Got it the day before Christmas and was recrding in no time. Great deal for a HD quality recorder

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                            4.0

                            Compact and very easy to use!

                            By Andy

                            from Bermuda

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Great Sound
                            • Simple Controls

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                              Very clear picture, even on my 32 inch HD TV. The sounds is better than expected, and I was expecting some difficulties with the software - but actually very straightforward. The file management software was a nice surprise!

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                              4.0

                              good camera for water action shot

                              By rata gata

                              from on the beach, the world

                              About Me Video Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable to Operate
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Simple Controls

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • HD Shooting
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Sony HDR-SR10 40GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder:

                                I do surf and kitesurf movies, it is a good addition to your land camera if you want to film in HD

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