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Sony DCR-HC53

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sony DCR-HC53. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and durability are overall positive. The price and design are also appreciated, whereas many are negative 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 DCR-HC53 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: gaz856 (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC53E: Super Sony Handycam for less than £100


I bought one of these for my wife at Xmas. I got it from Asda for £99. It's a great bargain. It didnt come with a bag or any DV tapes but you do get all the relevant cables for uploading the content on to a PC. Its basically a point and shoot...

Easy to use, great picture and a brand name

No carry case, no tapes and no firewire cable

May, 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
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Standard Definition


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


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3