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Sony DCR-HC 24 E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Sony DCR-HC 24 E. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The portability and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the control panel and memory. There are mixed views on the color and zoom.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

memory, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC 24 E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-HC 24 E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC 24 E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and size. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, portability, size, durability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC24E Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [20x Optical Zoom]Sony DCR-HC24E Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [20x Optical Zoom]

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: david (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC24

 

it works if you want to keep ya films on a tape

Use less cant get the videos of the small tape as it is not compatable with any soft ware except XP and that is obselete i have contact sony but they just dont answer me my advise is dont buy one.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Rob (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC24

 

Very light compact camcorder. Touch sensitive screen / menus are excellent. Picture and sound great

Software to copy tape to pc is very complicated and not user friendly at all

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: richard (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC24

 

Very easy to use and the video quality is excellent.

I have found no bad issues.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: thomas (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC24

 

easy to handle,and carry around.

trying to get the recordings to download onto my computer using the information that came with the camera.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: thomas (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC24

 

easy to handle,and carry around

trying to get the recordings to download onto my computer using the information that came with the camera

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Julie (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC24

 

Easy to transcribe to VHS tape cassette if you have a VHS player/recorder.

Not easy to transcribe to DVD without special equipment.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC24

 

The EASY record feature helps with difficult shots and the camera is uncomplicated to use.

Fair to say that I do not note any bad points

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC24

 

Easy to use

Impossible to load software, no support whatsoever, all images remain on tapes

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC24

 

easy to get along with

capturing video to disk is extremely difficult.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC24

 

easy to get along with

capturing video to disk is extremely difficult

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:5
Playback zoom:N
Playback zoom (max):N

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display Resolution:123200

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter size:0.984
Focal length range (f-f):0.0906 - 1.81
Optical Zoom:20

Other Features

Cable type:Stereo AV, USB
Fader:Black, White, Mosaic, Monotone
I/O ports:Audio Out,\ni.LINK (DV) Out,\nS-Video Out,\nUSB,\nVideo Out.\n
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Package\n

Ports & interfaces

S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/3500

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Video

Video compression format:DV
Video formats supported:DV

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.45
Height:3.11
Weight:12.7
Width:2.56