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Insignia NS-DCC5HB09

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Insignia NS-DCC5HB09. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the color and reliability, and the battery and image quality get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Insignia NS-DCC5HB09 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Insignia NS-DCC5HB09 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the size and design. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Insignia NS-DCC5HB09 - Camcorder - High Definition with digital player/voice recorder - widescreen - 5.0 Mpix - supported memory: SD, SDHC, flash cardInsignia NS-DCC5HB09 - Camcorder - High Definition with digital player/voice recorder - widescreen - 5.0 Mpix - supported memory: SD, SDHC, flash card

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: dill67 (

Great for the price!


A very good product. It will take still shots but they are not clear. That is ok as I bought it for the camcorder.

Small, affordable, takes still shots

USB charger only. Still pics not great

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: RumRugby (

It was working


I liked the product because it was small and lightweight and ideal for when I'm out hunting. The picture quality isn't as good as my Canon but the size makes up for it. The menu is kind of a pain to navigate through and it makes a ringing noise when...

It's compact, light weight, had the plug in charger & USB cable to charge it with. The screen is nice & big so it was pretty easy to see

Picture/video quality is ok for the price, but don't expect much. It makes a ringing noise when you turn it on, didn't work so well for hunting. It worked a few months ago adn now it wont turn on after charging. Display won't work

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: gordy1937 (

Cant be beat for the price


I usually prefer still pictures and I wanted a small camcorder for quick action shots and this little really filled the bill. The camera works as advertised.

Pocket size easy to use inexpensive

Viewing screen sometines hard to see in bright daylight

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Ohio Guy (



We bought this camera for our daughter's 4-day school trip to D.C. Tested the camera before the trip, bought 8G memory card and extra battery. We were happy....until the camera quit working on Day 2 of her trip. And, we had some difficulty retrieving...

It's inexpensive and has a very clear picture in bright light

Picture in low light pretty bad. Camera quit working after about a week. You get what you pay for

May, 2010

Consumer review by: veris67 (

No image stabilization, dead battery after a few months


Wish I'd never bought it. Image quality was poor unless in bright sunlight and used on a stable surface such as a tripod, or the ground. Shaky images, weird colours sometimes, poor sound. I would have recorded valuable vacation memories some other way...

Cheap HD pic, adequate quality when on a tripod

Battery dead after a few months despite not using it much, mediocre picture quality, no image stabiization, doesn't work with some SD cards, colour reproduction randomly off-colour

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: agertech (

This is one of the best by far!!!


If you want a camera for everyday life get this camera, its great for trips and youtube vids recording soccer games etc but if u want some camcorder doing proffesional work of course u must pay at least 600-1000 but this camera for the price and...

This video camera has a 11MP camera not 5!!!!!!!!! Great size very light and compact takes SD Card !!!! HDMI USB CHARGE//// What else its just the best.... Haha great screen size great sound quality, easy Nav system...Best looking camcorder out there

Everything is good about it i didnt find cons so far, but it would have been nice to have the vids at 60 FPS but 30 is really good for the price. Other then that NOTHING

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: photon88 (

terrible product


avoid like the plague!

lightweight for minimal carbon footprint in the rubbish bin

wouldn't even turn on. bought new for my son's birthday. huge disappointment

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: speci8lk (

does a mediocre job except when night falls- blows


buy something else

it films. the HD quality is at the bare bottom of the scale

not the best HD camera, and don't even try filming anything at night the picture quality is worse than a toy camera

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: JustWantToLeaveOneReview (

Total junk, don't waste your money


I found the videos nearly impossible to edit or share, and then the thing stopped working at all. I suggest you read the support forum before buying! Lot's of...

When it worked, it did record video

You need to install a special codec on your pc to view the movies. Without it, the videos are not viewable; so you can't share them. Worse, it will soon stop working entirely, as mine did. Checked the support forums and found this is common

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: hinoon1212 (

Good camera, but no way to turn off the start-up sound


For the price, the camera is great, and I was very excited when i ordered and received it. Unfortunately I wanted to use it to film wildlife, and Insignia put start-up sound and a bright green screen with Insignia written across it every time you turn...

Really good quality for the price/size. Image stabilization is decent. Motion sensor is a nice feature. Menu is pretty navigable with nice features and a fair amount of setting that can be adjusted

No way to turn off the start-up sound

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

Record home movies in 720p high-definition with ease on this HD digital camcorder. It features a 3" swivel LCD screen that makes it easy to see what you're shooting and review your footage later.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:720p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:64MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Insignia

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2
Min Focal Length:7mm

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:8
Media Type:Flash card
Special Effects:Black & White / Negative / Sepia


Viewfinder Type: None