The DCR-SR47 is perfect for YouTubers and amateur videographers, especially with its small size and easy-to-use features. For between $300 and $400, it’s fairly inexpensive for a hard-drive, standard definition camcorder. It comes with a 60 GB hard drive, and its highest resolution is 680 pixels, which is fine for this price range of camcorders.
The Handycam DCR-SR47 comes with the standard 2.7 inch LCD screen and touch screen feature navigation. This camcorder comes with a hand-strap to hold it. The hand-strap is fine, but hangs a little low so you’ll have to account for that when you use it. The DCR-SR47 comes in blue, black or red.
The camcorder comes with a handful of specialty features, including black and white fader effects. It also has the following scene modes:
The scene modes work pretty well. The aperture settings are decent, but not spectacular. It only has f-stops between 1.8 and 6.0. Again, however, this is a budget camcorder designed for amateur videographers so you probably won't be worrying a lot about the aperture.
The camcorder can also take still images, but they are extremely low quality. In fact, your cell phone camera may do better with capturing images than the camcorder. If you are looking for a camcorder and camera, then this is definitely a skip. You definitely won't be happy with the stills.