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Sony DCR-SR47 Hard Disk Drive Handycam® Camcorder (Silver)

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  • 60GB hard disk drive
  • 60x optical / 2000x digital zoom
  • Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens with SteadyShotTM image stabilization
  • Hybrid recording
  • 2.7" touch panel display
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Technical Details

Color: Silver
  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: DCRSR47
  • Media Type: HDD
  • Lens Type: zoom
  • Optical zoom: 60 x
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Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 6 x 4.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001P3O3OK
  • Item model number: DCRSR47
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,837 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2005

Product Description

Color: Silver

Record those special occasions with the DCR-SR47/L Handycam camcorder. A built-in 60GB hard disk drive offers extended, hassle-free recording and a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens delivers sharp, high resolution images. For close-ups, you will appreciate a powerful 60x optical zoom. Hybrid technology even allows you to record video to the hard drive or optional Memory Stick Duo media.

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Customer Reviews

Very easy to use.
M. Rudd
Right now though this is what I could afford and to me it seems like i got a 500 to 600 dollar camera for 300 and thats not a bad deal in my books.
D. Spino
My next product of any sort will no longer be a Sony!

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

183 of 188 people found the following review helpful By D. Spino on June 28, 2009
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
Im a student film maker and was looking for a cheap camera just to get me going. If you want an amazing camera you cant really expect to pay less than 600 bucks, but i took the risk and im proud I did. This camera is a standard class of video, but it excels beyond the class and could even be compared to cameras of 100 to 200 dollars more.

-Out of the box the camera lacks some color to it, however if you adjust the settings things look great. Its NOT HD, but the quality is still fantastic for some reason. It does lack some saturation to some colors (greens and somewhat blues) but its all adjustable to an extent. I kinda wish it had that "film" effect that some Cannon cameras offer so i dont have to add it in via Sony Vegas, but im happy with the resolution it has now.

-The zoom is absolutely out of this world. I was just screwing around with it and decided ill look down and zoom in on my shoe laces. I could literlly see grains of dirt all over my shoe lace, my shoes are completely clean to the naked eye. I was also zooming in on letters in long distances and was completely able to read everything clearly. The zoom does get a little pixelated when you put it on a TV (i have a Samsung HDTV) if you go too far or move around alot. However the stabability of the camera is phenominal, normally a zoomed in shot would be real shaky and un watchable, not with this camera.

-Like i said im a film maker, but i prefer to use the screen. I was using it outside and its not bad at all, you can put a screen of it or you hand or something and see clearly. The camera is TINY! I couldnt believe it was so small, fit in the palm of my hand without a problem.

-Sound is pretty good.
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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Greg J. Harrison on June 1, 2009
Color Name: Blue
Easy camera to use, does exactly what it is supposed to do. In anticipation of my daughter's dance recital, we purchased this camera at a local electronics store just before the recital. I was hoping that getting it up and running would not be too difficult given the short amount of time I had to familiarize myself with it. Upon arriving home, I had it unboxed, and the battery charging while I changed and got ready for the recital. Once at the recital, I opened the viewfinder, it came on, and I was able to start recording without first reading the manual. During the intermission, my wife and I marveled at how small the camera actually is, and how it felt natural in both mine (large) and her (small) hands; it was also lightweight with just enough heft.

Before the purchase, I had read online reviews here and elsewhere claiming that when the camera was connected to a TV, the video quality was less-than-acceptable. I did not find this to be the case. Back at home after the recital, we were anxious to show the performance to some neighbors. We have a 43" high-def plasma, and the video quality looked like normal "standard definition" when played on a "high definition" TV. That is, it was not crystal clear, but it looked how any normal standard definition video should look. Having said this, if you want crystal clarity when played on your high-def TV, consider purchasing the high-def camcorder. Hooking the camera up to the TV was easy, as was connecting it to our computer, which runs Windows XP Professional. I had to update XP to Service Pack 3 in order for the included software to be installed, but once installed, it was able to pull the video from the camcorder to the computer without fuss and was able to immediately start editing and such.
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73 of 76 people found the following review helpful By hilljack13 on April 12, 2009
Color Name: Silver
I bought this camcorder based on the better zoom compared to others in its price range. I was able to start recording with this camcorder right out of the box. It is very simple to setup and quick review of the manual will answer all your questions. I have not used the software but was able to use the USB cable to transfer the video to my computer in a matter of minutes. The sound was fantastic and the video looked better than expected. Overall this is a great camcorder, easy to use, easy to setup. I would recommend one extra battery as the one that comes with it last 90 min.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 27, 2009
Color Name: Blue
The DCR-SR47 is my first camcorder. I wanted a camcorder with plenty of storage and extra zoom capability for a land/sea cruise to Alaska. I have not used all the features; the following comments are based on using the camcorder for two weeks on the cruise and another week editing files after we returned.

This is not a hi-def camcorder. It does, however, have two video settings. I chose the HQ setting and am happy with playback quality on both my PC and , from a DVD, on my 40 inch LCD TV. A 470 GB DVD holds about an hour of HQ video. Although the HQ files are recorded in MPEG-2 format, other software applications don't seem to recognize them.

My biggest issue was the lack of a viewfinder. Camcorder viewfinders are apparently becoming rare, so this issue isn't confined to this model. I'm also not sure a viewfinder (unless "through the lens") would have worked at some of the higher zoom levels I tried using. Nevertheless, the LCD was useless in some conditions (I could see nothing but reflections) despite trying different angles and brightness settings - very frustrating when trying to record a whale breaching! A second negative is the low resolution of still images. The specs I found on one web site say the effective resolution of still images taken with this camcorder is 0.34 megapixels. Needless to say, I also took my digital camera on the trip.

Otherwise, this camcorder was an excellent choice. The camcorder is small, easy to hold, and easy to use. I expected jitter problems at higher zoom levels because I chose not to take a tripod. I had jitter problems, but my overall results were generally better than I expected. I learned to zoom slowly and not past the point where I could stay on the subject.
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