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SONY HD MiniDV (HDV) Handycam® Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of SONY HD MiniDV (HDV) Handycam® Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and usability. The portability and color also get good feedback.

durability, color, portability, usability, battery

On average, users rate this product 96/100.

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Ideal For Competitive Soccer YouTube Video Posting


I use this for chroma key work, HDV is easy on the computer and the key is clean , see youtube or "Ron Holt wanton song" I tried DSLR's and the AVCHD format , I like HDV much better

Quick focus, super low light,rich color

no issues

Aug, 2011

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Outstanding Camera


Simply the best video camera I have ever used. Couple of great features which are unusual for a Sony camera are: 1) The tri-pod mount is actually solid and 2) Doesn't have any of the gimmicky Sony consumer nonsense that Sony low-end cameras have. It...

Simple to use. Professional features. No gimmicks, not heavy

None really. Not strong in low-light

Jan, 2009

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Impressive but what is "Progressive Scan?"


I've had the camera running for a day and it is very impressive. I shot my last feature doc on a Panasonic DVX100 and on another Panasonic 3CCD.

Manual Control, including Gain, great low light

No XLR, cold shoe placement possible conflict with LCD

Dec, 2008

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Absolutely Thrilled


I have waited for this camera for 3 years... I looked at the FX7 and did some travel shots with a fellow who had one. It was (is) fine, but pales in comparison to this model. The lens and construction are great, I love mDV tapes, and love the fact that...

Excellent Quality Build, Superb controls, Spectacular Color, Shoots in HDV - output to HDV or SD - brilliant

Indoor location would benefit from wider angle lens

Dec, 2008

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Dream Come True


The best selling Prosumer Handycam just got better, read the specs, it has an enormous list of improvements. The value sticks to this camcorder like it sticks to a classic car, you'll enjoy for years. I am enjoying the ease and reliability thoroughly....

Familiar controls, outstanding quality, made in Japan

No bluetooth mic. Not that anyone has it

Nov, 2008