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   Sony Handycam HDR-SR10E
By Somkiet Phaloprakarn


Fig.1  Sony Handycam HDR-SR10E

Fig.2  Wide Conversion Lens VCL - HA07A

Fig.3  HDR-SR10 with Wide Conversion Lens and
Shotgun Microphone

Fig.3  HDR-SR10 with Recommended Accessories
(Tripod not shown)

Note :
This article is not for advertising the products. It is prepared to show
the differences between SR10E and SR11E.

Sony HDR-SR10E is a hybrid high definition handycam which has been in
the market since 2008. The price is approx.30,000 Baht.

Highlights :

BlueArrow.jpg (669 bytes) Full HD 1920x1080 video recording at high bit-rate (16Mbps) using AVCHD format.
BlueArrow.jpg (669 bytes) 40GB hard drive plus HYBRID recording on optional Memory Stick.
BlueArrow.jpg (669 bytes) ClearVid CMOS sensor.
BlueArrow.jpg (669 bytes) Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 15x optical zoom / 180x digital zoom
BlueArrow.jpg (669 bytes) Super SteadyShot.
BlueArrow.jpg (669 bytes) 4 megapixel still photo recording onto internal HDD or removable Memory Stick.
BlueArrow.jpg (669 bytes) 2.7” Wide LCD.
BlueArrow.jpg (669 bytes) 5.1 surround sound recording with zoom mic for clearer dialogue and sound of foreground subjects.
BlueArrow.jpg (669 bytes) HDMI connector for enjoying HD video on HD ready TV.

Sample Video Clips Shot by HDR-SR10E

The Death Railway ( 9 : 37 Min.)
2. Hua Lamphong Station (3 : 18 Min.)

Useful Accessories :
1. Wide Conversion Lens : VCL-HA07A or High Grade Type
2. Zoom / Gun Microphone : ECM-HGZ1
3. Spare Battery : NP-FH70  1,800 mAh.
4. Remote Control Tripod : VCT-60AV

Brief Comparison with HDR-SR11E
The HDR-SR10E is much cheaper than HDR-SR11E and there are differences
in the features briefly compared as follows :



1 Imaging Device 1/3" ClearVid CMOS sensor (with Exmor technology) ClearVid CMOS sensor
2 Video Actual 2860K Pixels (4:3), 3810K Pixels (16:9) Effective (Movie 16:9) Approx.
1490K Pixels
3 Hard Disk Capacity (GB) 60 40
4 Still Picture Resolution (Megapixel) 10.2 4
5 Lens Carl Zeiss  Vario
Sonnar T*
35mm Equivalent : 49 - 588mm (4:3 Camera Mode),40 - 480mm (16:9 Camera Mode)
Carl Zeiss  Vario
Sonnar T*
6 Filter Diameter (mm) 37 30
7 Optial Zoom 12X 15X
8 Digital Zoom 150X 30X,180X
9 LCD Screen Size (Inch) 3.2 2.7
211 K dots
10 Manual Control Knob Yes No
11 External Microphone In Yes No
12 Headphone Jack Yes No

Remark : There are new handycams coming out every year with added new
technologies / features. The size of hard disk has increased from 30 GB to
120 GB in HDR-SR12 and 240 GB in HDR-XR520 and
HDR-XR520V (with GPS).
Transferring your favorite videos to computer HDD with back up is recommended
because it can be accessed very quickly. Large capacity HDD in video camera
is also subjected to risk in case of camera dropped or shocked severely even
though protection is already incorporated. Another risk is camera lost or stolen.
It is therefore necessary to save your videos into computer HDD or external
HDD regularly.

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