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Sony DCR-HC18

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of Sony DCR-HC18. 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 battery and size. The portability and price also get good comments, but opinions are divided on the durability. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, size, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC18 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the size and battery. The portability and price also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

usability, price, portability, battery, size


92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC18E Digital CamcorderSony DCR-HC18E Digital Camcorder

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: jairo (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC18E


night vision, digital,

microphone get interference from camera, user interface is difficult to use. to many cables,

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Kenneth (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC18E


At the time of purchase this was a great product, but now with the advance of technology it is outdated, surpassed by DVD and smart cards

Too Old fashioned now.

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications


Minimum illumination:5


Display Diagonal:2.5

Image Sensor

Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.68

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Optical Zoom:10

Weight & Dimensions