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Sony Handycam DCR HC62E

Sony Handycam DCR HC62E
alaScore 81

178 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC62E. 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 really like the size and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the memory and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR HC62E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC62E from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the battery and durability. The portability and image quality also get good views.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRHC62E Mini DV Handycam With X25 ZoomSony DCRHC62E Mini DV Handycam With X25 Zoom

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC62E from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the image quality and price. The portability and battery are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

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84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC62 1MP MiniDV Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical ZoomSony DCR-HC62 1MP MiniDV Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC62 Review


While both the Sony Handycam DCR-HC62 and JVC GR-D850 are almost equal in terms of video quality, the nearly $70 price difference between JVC's model and Sony's HC62 can be attributed to the latter's advanced LCD touchscreen. Consumers need to decide...

Excellent touchscreen interface, Thin, lightweight body, Impressive video quality, 1-megapixel still photos

Slightly underpowered 25X optical zoom, Requires Memory Stick flash cards

Jun, 2008


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Sony DCR-HC62E review


MiniDV camcorders dominated the market for many years, so Sony has had ample time to tweak its designs. Because of this it's not surprising that the DCR-HC62E is compact, simple to use and comfortable to hold.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: wlyc88 (

Comments about this camera


1  selection on the basis of need A clear choice before the cameras after their purchase of the main purposes are, if you buy only digital camera used to video a number of scenes of domestic life, with a larger selection of the cameras LCD screen...

The advantages of DV are a bit small convenience generous! Beautiful

Is less than the Carl Zeiss camera is not the

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: pamungkas1981 (

nice product Sony Handycam DCR HC62


So no one AGI klo sony handycam DCR HC62 mini-DV is very flexsibel to use. the full Sony Handycam DCR HC62mempunya some kenggulan the dialjabarkan below: 1.0 Megapixel (Gross) Advanced HAD ™ CCD Imager 1 / 6 "Advanced HAD ™ (Hole accumulation diode)...

Portability every where

If too many results to play a recording will quickly damage the motor mechanics in handycam

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: louis_reed (

Nice Camcorder For The Price


I bought this camcorder so that our family will finally have one of its own (I feel bad that we haven't had one for so long). A camcorder will be the first thing I give to my kids when they have children of their own, but I digress.First of all, ...

Large side screen, clear video, easy to use and takes photos while recording

Average battery life when using side screen and only 25x optical zoom

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: sunnytn (

Sony Handycam DCR HC62


This is very best handycam in the world. sony handy cam dcr hc62 has big screen resolution with best picture quality. This have much more functionality with this range of price.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: brangusene2 (

Sony Handycam DCR HC62


Simple and affordable DCR-HC62E is perfect for video fun. It offers Megapixel quality movies with powerful 25x Carl Zeiss lens. A touchscreen LCD and a high-quality widescreen color viewfinder make it easy to use. Widely available DV tapes make a great...



Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: melvin.smith (

Sony Handycam DCR HC62


Your 24p/30p scan footage using Sony HDV equipment, or feed it to a compatible Non-Linear Editing (NLE) system without changing your HDV deck or monitors.with this multiquality camcorder, Producing high-quality HDV is as simple as that.7 hrs.battery...

Good picture


Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: berangkat35 (

Sony Handycam DCR HC62


The Sony Handycam DCR-HC62 is roughly comparable to Canon's ZR950 in size and shape but sets itself apart with some flashy features and excellent video quality. But we're not sold on whether those extras are worth the $70 premium this digicam costs...



Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: werldake (

Sony Handycam DCR HC62


Sony Handy cam especially the DCR type models have greater quality of both images as well as the videos taken on it.Further it has larger resolution than the other models and it is capable of playing quality videos at wide resolution.It comes with...

quality pics


Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Enjoy exceptional video performance and versatile performance with the DCR-HC62 MiniDV Handycam camcorder. The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens and Super SteadyShot image stabilization capture sharp, clear, detailed video so you can see every detail of every frame. Shooting, composing, and reviewing video or still images is made easy with the clarity of the 2.7" wide LCD screen. Super NightShot Plus technology lets you shoot color video in total darkness.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


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


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Duo / Pro Duo
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode

General Features

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/3500

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1070Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)


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

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / White fader
Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarization / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG


Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic