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Sony Handycam DCR HC45E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC45E. 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. Reviews about the price and portability are overall positive. The zoom and size also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR HC45E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC45E from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The image quality and zoom also get good comments.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC45 Handycam Mini Dv Camcorder with 2.5'' LCD screenSony DCR-HC45 Handycam Mini Dv Camcorder with 2.5'' LCD screen

Dec, 2018

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Sony Handycam DCR-HC45E: The perfect family camcorder


The Sony Handycam DCR-HC45 is a really good, small handheld video camera that produces some really good video. The camera comes packed with loads of fantastic features, however be warned if you plan to take a lot of video or upload to you computer you...

Really quick to charge and produces good quality video

The tapes and compuet software cost an awful lot

Jun, 2009

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Sony DCR-HC45


Small compact with stand for charging and T output, touch screen controls for vcr.

Combination of manual/auto tape loading

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications


Minimum illumination:5


Display Diagonal:2.5

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter size:1.18
Focal length range (f-f):0.0748 - 2.99
Optical Zoom:40

Other Features

Fader:Black / White / Mosaic / Monotone
I/O ports:Audio Out\nVideo Out\nUSB\n
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar

Ports & interfaces

S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/50-1/3500


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV



Weight & Dimensions