Summary: Without a shadow of doubt, the Sony HDR SR1 is one of the best camcorders manufactured by Sony so far, especially because it uses its internal hard disk but also because it introduces the new AVCHD recording format, which ensures outstanding picture quality.
Excerpt: In Sonys new line up of AVCHD based Handycams, the HDR-SR1 is probably the model the serious video person would look at as against its sibling, the UX-1. The major difference between the two is media; the SR-1 uses hard disc technology for video storage as against the UX-1s DVD.
Excerpt: Quick Camcorder Reviews : Sony HDR-SR1 Camcorder
Pros: -Great feature set all around with ring control, mic and headphone jacks, HDMI terminal, -Dual record and Smooth Slow Record neat additions, -HD video on an HDD camcorder, the first of its kind, -Immense 3.5 inch LCD makes touchscreen navigation actually feasible, -Efficiently redesigned menu
Cons: -AVCHD workflow is a work in progress, -Compression results in more noise than HDV, -No independent control over gain and shutter speed, -Menu is more efficient than before - but more confusing
Conclusion: Auch wenn unser Testbericht nicht den Anschein erweckt: Das Konzept HDV-Qualität auf eingebauter Festplatte, das hat schon irgenwie was. Niemals mehr Tapes herumschleppen und ständig aufnahmebereit sein, das macht einfach Spass und Laune beim Filmen.