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Sony Handycam® HDR-HC1 HDV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Sony Handycam® HDR-HC1 HDV Digital Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are generally positive. The durability and zoom also get good comments. Many are less positive about the price and battery.

portability, zoom, durability, size, image quality

usability, battery, price

On average, users rate this product 93/100.

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First consumer HD camcorder


Great video quality.

Fairly expensive.Doesn't have as many features as some standard definition camcorders.

Sep, 2005

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A must-have toy if you have a HD tv set


HD ; light ; bright lens ; stable image ; manual focus and zoom

bottom-loading ; no bundled software ; image less bright than hdr-fx1

Sep, 2005

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MiniHDV Marvel


Image quality, decent range of pro functions, compact size, build quality, backwards compatibility.

Battery, bottom-loader, lacks: universal hotshoe, aperture/gain readout, fussy menu, av-in, ND filter