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Sony Handycam DCR HC45E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and portability. The price and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the features. Opinions are divided on 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 really like 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

May, 2017

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