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Sony Handycam DCR HC47

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC47. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The battery and price are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR HC47 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Handycam DCR HC47


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC47 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the image quality and usability are overall positive. The battery and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size and portability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC47 Handycam Mini Dv Camcorder With 2.7'' LCD ScreenSony DCR-HC47 Handycam Mini Dv Camcorder With 2.7'' LCD Screen

Dec, 2018

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Sony DCR-HC47


Good value for money. Easy to use and producing good pictures.

Mar, 2008

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Sony DCR-HC47


so easy to use and very stable. Digital quality is beyond belief. super

No bad points

Dec, 2007

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Sony DCR-HC47


Lightweight - easy to use. Well organised menu structure - easy access to advanced settings if required

No Dvin. Svideo out cable not supplied although supported by machine

Dec, 2007

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Sony DCR-HC47


Light weight. Compact and quick response from switching on. Whilst the technology is old compared to more recent systems with 'Internal Hard-drives' etc, the tape still gives (in my opinion), the best playback quality which is great for DVing/playback...

Compared to my old replaced Sony HandiCam (Hi8) (which, whilst great technology in its day, is old and clunky looking now by comparison), the recording quality in low light levels of this digital model is not great. When panning, the camera tries to...

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications


Audio dubbing: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Progressive Scan: No


Display:Hybrid LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7


Built-in flash: No

Image Sensor

Total megapixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter size:1.18
Focal length range (f-f):0.0984 - 2.46
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:25

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.8
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/2-1/3500


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV



Weight & Dimensions