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Sony DCR-SR21
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Sony DCR-SR21 Camcorder

0.8MP 1/8 310g CCD May 2012
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Fun, Easy Shooting With High-power ZoomLight and so easy to use, this compact camcorder features a high-quality lens with powerful zoom range to bring distant objects closer. Record crisp video... More
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16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This video camera received a rating of 70% from expert review website parentesis.com.

Good Brand

Based on 3,510 user and expert reviews, Sony has good ratings for its camcorders. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its small sensor size camcorders compared to other brands.

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DCR-SR21 range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x. With an optical zoom of 57 times zoom factor, the Sony DCR-SR21 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 61 hours, the DCR-SR21 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst camcorders of this age. The average battery life of video cameras of this type and age is 16h.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the DCR-SR21 is 800x, and the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x. With a digital zoom of 1,800 times zoom factor, the DCR-SR21 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DCR-SR21 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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67 Extra/Smart Zooms

The DCR-SR21 is a 67 times zoom factor Extra/Smart zoom video camera.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Eleven Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the DCR-SR21 is more than most video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The scene modes "Beach", "Candlelight", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports", "Sunrise" and "Sunset" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the DCR-SR21 the internal storage capacities range from 2GB to 120GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 28GB. At 80 gigabytes, the DCR-SR21 has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the DCR-SR21, the Sony DCR-SR21 has a built-in display.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

At 5.7, the DCR-SR21 has a quite high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DCR-SR21 the maximum aperture values range from 1.8 to 22.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The DCR-SR21 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this age and spec. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DCR-SR21.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the DCR-SR21 is more than most similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders of this spec and age. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Very Low Typical Power Consumption

The average typical power consumption of camcorders of a similar type and age to the DCR-SR21 is 3.7W. With a typical power consumption of only 2.1 Watts, the Sony DCR-SR21 has a quite low typical power consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the DCR-SR21.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on video cameras of this type and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Only 1/8" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the DCR-SR21 is 1/8". That's 27% less optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

This video camera's optical sensor size (1/8") is in fact the worst optical sensor size amongst all small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the DCR-SR21.

A 1/3" optical sensor size is the best optical sensor size amongst similar types of video camera.

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Not Full HD

The Sony DCR-SR21 is not Full HD, unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago which are Full HD.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The DCR-SR21 does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony DCR-SR21 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the DCR-SR21 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Low Movie Megapixel Count

The lowest movie megapixel count of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DCR-SR21 is 0.41MP, the highest is 3MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 1.9MP. With a movie megapixel count of only 0.49 megapixels, the Sony DCR-SR21 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Across all the video cameras of a similar age and spec to the DCR-SR21 the bitrates at maximum video resolution range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 35 Mbit/s. At only 9 megabits per second, the DCR-SR21 has a quite small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DCR-SR21 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less maximum image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution.

This video camera's maximum image resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst maximum image resolution amongst all small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

The best maximum image resolution amongst similar types of video camera is 4224 x 2376 pixels.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the DCR-SR21, the DCR-SR21 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony DCR-SR21 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Sony DCR-SR21 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DCR-SR21 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the DCR-SR21 are also not waterproof.

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Only 720 X 576 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The DCR-SR21 has a 720 x 576 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most camcorders of this age and spec. Across all small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the DCR-SR21 the best maximum video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Only Digital Image Stabiliser

The DCR-SR21 has a better image stabiliser type than most small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This Sony camcorder has a Digital image stabiliser, whereas most small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago have an Optical image stabiliser. Some compact cameras have digital Image stabilisation only, which simply boosts camera sensitivity (ISO) to obtain a faster shutter speeds to help prevent blur. No hardware is involved.

A Digital image stabiliser is in fact the worst image stabiliser type across all camcorders of a similar age and type to the DCR-SR21.

The best image stabiliser type across similar types of video camera is Optical.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DCR-SR21

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camcorder was released over five years ago.

Average Weight

The Sony DCR-SR21 has a relatively standard weight (310 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Sony DCR-SR21 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the DCR-SR21.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (photo)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Power Consumption (typical)
Spotlight
Lens System
Intelligent Mode
Backlight
Extra/Smart Zoom
Adapter Type
USB Cable

Expert Reviews

(1)
20 March 2012

Dirigido a quienes buscan una videocámara para llevar de vacaciones y por lo mismo, que ofrezca una gran capacidad de almacenamiento. Sin dejar de lado la combinación de un diseño portable y un...

El disco duro integrado de 80GB te permitir grabar muchas horas de video
Su zoom ptico de 67x te har disfrutar de las grabaciones con mayor distancia, casi como si estuvieras ah
Solamente te ofrece una resolucin de 720 480 pixeles, que es HQ, no HD

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dcrsr21, dcrsr21e, dcrsr21es, dcrsr21escen, dcrsr21es.cen
Barcodes 04905524828993, 04905524829020, 04905524829037, 04905524829051
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