Sony Handycam DCR-SR80
Sony Handycam DCR-SR80
1:57

Sony Handycam DCR-SR80

Video Cameras
[ Music ] >> Hello, I'm Phil Ryan, senior editor, CNET.com, taking a look at the Sony Handi Cam DCRSR80. It's got a 60 gigabyte hard drive built into it that holds a little over 14 hours of MPEG2 video at its highest quality setting. That doesn't quite match what you get from mini DV, but still it's quite good for most home movies and vacation movies and things like that. It's got a 12x optical zoom lens in it. But a lot of people will notice it does not have a view finder. So you have to frame everything on its 2 point 7 inch LCD screen, but there's also a touch screen, which is the home to most of the controls for the camera. And given that it's not very large, it feels a little bit cramped. Sony does include a little shield on top. So you can add a light or a microphone if you like. It weighs about the same as most mini DV camcorders. But that said, you can probably carry it around for a pretty long period of time and should be comfortable to shoot with. And it has a little ridge along the top that makes it comfortable to hold and a good grip. It shoots one mega pixel still images, but we found that the images were actually pretty nice when printed and you could get a 4 by 6 but more comfortably maybe a 3 and a half by 5 and they'd be fine to send around to your friends and family over email. I'd say overall it's a pretty good value for the money for a hard drive camcorder. Stepping up to SR100 could get you three mega pixel stills, so if you like still images and you want to print, that's probably a good idea. But if the SR80 is in your budget and you're not really finicky about your stills, it's probably a pretty good camera for you. I'm Phil Ryan and this is the Sony Handi Cam DCR SR80. ^M00:01:56 [ Music ]

Up Next

The Insta360 One X2 made me feel like a kid again
insta360onex2-thumb4

Up Next

The Insta360 One X2 made me feel like a kid again

Watch Insta360's AI edit my skate video
insta360oner-7

Watch Insta360's AI edit my skate video

A beginner's guide to making a YouTube video
how-to-yt-thumb

A beginner's guide to making a YouTube video

All the products Panasonic announced at its CES press conference
panasonic-products-thumb-3

All the products Panasonic announced at its CES press conference

Before iPhone 11 Pro: The Bolex Reflex
iphonebolex-3

Before iPhone 11 Pro: The Bolex Reflex

Budget YouTuber tech for beginners
budget-youtube-gear

Budget YouTuber tech for beginners

What to know about GoPro's new cameras (The Daily Charge 10/01/2019)
dcthumb10012019

What to know about GoPro's new cameras (The Daily Charge 10/01/2019)

GoPro Hero 8 Black is its most powerful, feature-filled camera ever
goprohero8

GoPro Hero 8 Black is its most powerful, feature-filled camera ever

DJI Osmo Action gets you more on-screen time on land and water
m88a9231-mov-08-51-46-29-still001

DJI Osmo Action gets you more on-screen time on land and water

DJI's Osmo Pocket is an amazingly small stabilized 4K camera for creators
dji-osmo-pockeet

DJI's Osmo Pocket is an amazingly small stabilized 4K camera for creators

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

OnePlus Watch 2 Review: A Big Battery, But Falls Short in Other Ways
240223-site-oneplus-watch-2-v2

OnePlus Watch 2 Review: A Big Battery, But Falls Short in Other Ways

Samsung Galaxy Ring: Our First Glimpse of Samsung's Health-Tracking Wearable
samsung-galaxy-ring-00-01-28-12-still002.png

Samsung Galaxy Ring: Our First Glimpse of Samsung's Health-Tracking Wearable

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display
240225-site-lenovo-translucent-laptop-concept-v3

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display

Motorola's Rollable Concept Phone Wraps on Your Wrist
240225-site-motorola-rollable-concept

Motorola's Rollable Concept Phone Wraps on Your Wrist

Apple Vision Pro vs. Meta Quest 3: Breaking Down the Hype
240221-site-vision-pro-versus-meta-quest-3-v1

Apple Vision Pro vs. Meta Quest 3: Breaking Down the Hype

Apple Sports Is the Next Step in Apple's Big Sports Plans
240222-site-one-more-thing-apple-sports-v2

Apple Sports Is the Next Step in Apple's Big Sports Plans

Most Popular All most popular

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)
innovation

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost
240123-site-samsung-galaxy-s24-ultra-review-4

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen
circlesearchpic

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop
asus-preces-00-00-25-11-still003

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024
240111-site-best-of-ces-2024-1

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024

Latest Products All latest products

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display
240225-site-lenovo-translucent-laptop-concept-v3

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display

Motorola's Rollable Concept Phone Wraps on Your Wrist
240225-site-motorola-rollable-concept

Motorola's Rollable Concept Phone Wraps on Your Wrist

See Adobe Lightroom on the Apple Vision Pro
adobe-lightroom-00-02-58-03-still006-1

See Adobe Lightroom on the Apple Vision Pro

This $400 Cane Has a Built-In Phone
p1022441-mp4-15-35-32-23-still001

This $400 Cane Has a Built-In Phone

Apple Vision Pro: Unboxed and Set Up
vlcsnap-2024-01-29-14h38m03s627.png

Apple Vision Pro: Unboxed and Set Up

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Latest How To All how to videos

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra
240216-site-galaxy-s24-ultra-tips-and-hidden-features-2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro
tiktok-on-vision-pro-clean

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro

Get Your TV Ready for the Big Game: Super Bowl Setup Tips
superbowl-tv-settings-thumb1

Get Your TV Ready for the Big Game: Super Bowl Setup Tips

How to Use a Quest 3 Like the Vision Pro
240202-site-spatial-computing-on-meta-quest-3

How to Use a Quest 3 Like the Vision Pro

How to Make a GPT in ChatGPT-4
howto-createyourowngpt-clean

How to Make a GPT in ChatGPT-4

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy Watch 6
231120-site-tips-tricks-and-hidden-features-v2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy Watch 6