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Sony Handycam DCR HC45E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC45E. 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. Opinions about the price and portability are overall positive. The zoom and size also get good views, but there are some negative views about the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR HC45E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC45E from 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 People are impressed by the price and portability. The image quality and zoom are also mentioned favorably.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC45 Handycam Mini Dv Camcorder with 2.5'' LCD screenSony DCR-HC45 Handycam Mini Dv Camcorder with 2.5'' LCD screen

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Wood-Myster (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC45E: The perfect family camcorder


The Sony Handycam DCR-HC45 is a really good, small handheld video camera that produces some really good video. The camera comes packed with loads of fantastic features, however be warned if you plan to take a lot of video or upload to you computer you...

Really quick to charge and produces good quality video

The tapes and compuet software cost an awful lot

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/6''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/50
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/3500


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3