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Sony DCR-HC53

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 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. People are impressed by the size and durability. The price and design also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments 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 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: RICARDO (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC53E

 

EAST 2 USE

CANT DOWN LOAD TO LAPTOP TO PUT ON A DISC, CABLES AND INFO NOT GIVEN. ALL ENQUIRYS ON WEB END UP SAYING FIRE WIRE REQUIRED, SO IF YOUR NOT A GEEK AND BASIC USER LIKE ME UV HAD IT , ALL MY FILMS ARE STUCK ON THE TAPES ????BASICALY POINTLESS

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: gaz856 (dooyoo.co.uk)

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

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):14

Camera

Minimum illumination:11

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Total megapixels:8

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.42 - 56.7
Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.42 - 56.7
Focal length range (f-f):0.0748 - 2.99
Optical Zoom:40

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Pastel: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Microphone in: No
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Video

Video compression format:DV
Video formats supported:DV

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123200

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.49
Height:3.35
Weight:13.4
Width:2.48

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes