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Sony DCR-HC 39

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Sony DCR-HC 39. 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. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The size and portability also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, portability, size, image quality, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC 39 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 39

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC 39 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 image quality and portability also get good reviews, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, durability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC39E Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [1Mp, 12x Optical, 2.7" Wide Hybrid LCD]Sony DCR-HC39E Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [1Mp, 12x Optical, 2.7" Wide Hybrid LCD]

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR HC39

 
Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC39

 

For a Sony product .. well this has to be the pits..

Small

Wrong instructions, nightmare to transfer data over

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Sony Camcorder HCR DC39E

 

The Sony DCR-HC39 is a very high quality camcorder with very good quality videos, and a brilliant feature of connecting to the tel...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Its Tiny

 

This Sony DCR HC39 is my first digital camcorder,its a small thing which just fits into my hand .i was worried about buying someth...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: Andy (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC39E

 

Native widescreen

No firewire cable as standard

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: Marcus (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC39E

 

Good product and excellent value for money.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC39E

 

Ease to use Quality Images

Sony,s accessories are very expensive and would put me off purchasing future Sony Products that required regular accessories, which are only available from Sony

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Ken (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC39E

 

Good camera very easy to use and came at a price i could afford.

none

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Charles (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC39E

 

easy to use, light and with an impressive perfromance

Saving images from tapeto dvd a bit of a fiddle

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Julian (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC39E

 

Good size and weight, great picture qaulity and not too expensive. A great camera for home and holiday movies.

Software supplied is pretty poor. Can be tricky to navigate the menus at times

Nov, 2005
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Type:NP-FA50 / NP-FP50

Camera

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

Display

Display:Hybrid LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7 / 3
Display Resolution:123200 / 640 x 480

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 5
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8 / 1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120 / 480
Filter size:0.984
Focal length range (f-f):0.0906 - 0.906 / 0.118 - 1.42
Optical Zoom:10 / 12

Other Features

Fader:Black, White, Mosaic, Overlap, Wipe, Monotone, Random Dot
Focus:Auto / Manual
I/O ports:USB, Audio Out, i.LINK (DV) Out, S-Video Out, Video Out / USB\nAudio Out\nVideo Out
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Power consumption (typical):2.9
Resolution:123200

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Package

Ports & interfaces

S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2-1/3500

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Video

Video compression format:DV / MPEG1
Video formats supported:DV / MPEG1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.83 / 4.41
Height:3.54 / 3.9
Weight:10.2 / 14.5
Width:1.77 / 2.17