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Sony Handycam DCR HC38E

Sony Handycam DCR HC38E
alaAverage 3.5

3 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the color and design. The contrast and lens also get good views.

image quality, lens, contrast, design, color

On average, users rate this product 70/100.

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yes, I bought it last week. Unfortunately I didn't have common supplied accessories with that Pack. not even USB Cable. Whenever It Clearly mentioned which things customer get with this pack.

A Misfortune Customer

Supplied ware doesn't work

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Sony Handycam DCR HC38E


The Sony DCR-HC38 'PAL' Mini-DV Camcorder gives you a full featured, compact camcorder, includes the Advanced HAD CCD imager, which captures stunning detail and clarity, and the Digital Zoom, which focuses on distant subjects providing clear close-up...

Good design


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Sony Handycam DCR HC38E $ $ $


Sony DCR-HC38E is a 80-megapixel 40 optical zoom performance of entry-level digital camera. Although the pixel on and have a big gap between mainstream models, but the 40 times optical zoom performance is still very attractive. • HC38E features a...

HC38E features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, improve the picture clarity, contrast and sharpne

Pixels on and have a big gap between mainstream models

Product Specifications

Get more out of life's joyous moments with the ease and accessibility of Sony's DCR-HC38E MiniDV Handycam. Combining easy-to-use features with superb picture quality, they put exceptional recording capabilities at your fingertips. Now, you'll always be able to capture and share those fun and happy moments with absolute ease.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP30

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.1
Max Focal Length:76mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Optical Zoom:40
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.4Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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)

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / White fader
Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Solarization
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD