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Sony HDR-SR12 / SR12E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 477 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 appreciated, whereas the memory and battery get mixed comments.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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. Comments about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good views, whereas there are some less positive comments about the memory.

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memory

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (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. Reviews about the size and durability are generally positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the portability. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and memory.

usability, image quality, price, durability, size

color, memory, viewfinder

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

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-SR12 E

 

120GB inbuilt hard drive, memory stick slot for additional recording, vibrant high-definition video quality, 10.1Mp stills mode, solid picture quality in dim lighting

Price

The HDR-SR12E may be a little more expensive than most of its rivals, but it represents a bargain nonetheless. It ticks all the major boxes that make a great camcorder; including superb image quality and ease-of-use.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-SR12E

 

The hard disk-based HDR-SR12E is the star attraction of Sony's 2008 handycam line-up. With its huge 120GB capacity and maximum video resolution of 192...

120GB inbuilt hard drive, memory stick slot for additional recording, vibrant high-definition video quality, 10.1Mp stills mode, solid picture quality in dim lighting

Price

The HDR-SR12E may be a little more expensive than most of its rivals, but it represents a bargain nonetheless. It ticks all the major boxes that make a great camcorder; including superb image quality and ease-of-use.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR12 review: Sony Handycam HDR-SR12

 

Sony Handycam HDR-SR12

Excellent video and performance; impressive still photos for a camcorder; adequate manual controls; nice CAM CTL dial; docking station included.

No wind filter; doesn't include mini HDMI cable.

Sony's Handycam HDR-SR11 and SR12 60GB hard-drive-based AVCHD camcorders deliver top notch performance and image quality.

Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR12 Review - Camcorders

 

sony handycam hdr-sr12 review: A little cheaper and a bit more capacious than its predecessor, Sony's top-dog consumer camcorder is the one to get should you have the desire to go high-def.

Great image quality, Vast storage capacity, Big, crisp LCD screen, Easy to hand hold for extended periods

Battery only good for 90 minutes, Touchscreen menus require familiarity, 10.2-megapixel claim is all marketing

A little cheaper and a bit more capacious than its predecessor, Sony's top-dog consumer camcorder is the one to get should you have the desire to go high-def.

May, 2008

Expert review by (pcauthority.com.au)

Sony HDR-SR12E

 

The marker has been laid down. Sony's pulled off another AVCHD stunner that will be hard to beat this year

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (photoreview.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR12

 

A hybrid, high-definition video camcorder that can also capture 10.1-megapixel still images.Sony's HDR-SR12 camcorder - and its sister model the HDR-SR11 (RRP $1999) - differ only in the capacity of their built-in hard disk drives (HDD), with the SR12...

When shooting video you can choose from four high definition (HD) levels and three standard definition (SD) settings. HD video is recorded in AVCHD format while MPEG2 is used for SD video. The table below shows the resolutions and typical recording...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Sean Fallon (gizmodo.com.au)

Sony HDR-SR12 Gets Reviewed (Verdict: It’s a Winner)

 

According to Camcorder Info, Sony's HDR-SR12 is continuing to push the AVCHD format forward as a viable successor to HDV. It is, by far, the bes...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR12

 

takes abit of getin used to

all good

none

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR12

 

The JVC GZ-HD40 is a much better camcorder. Compare in a store and see for yourself.But unfortunately these are both 2008 models and may be difficult to get now.

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR12

 

Hi there to everyone,i wonder if anyone can help me with a question,i allready got this camera but im looking to buy another one for my brother inlaw,i found one in japan at a reasonbale price but this is what the seller is saying.Brand New Sony...

all good

nothing bad

Aug, 2009

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