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Sony Handycam HDR-HC1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 541 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-HC1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-HC1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-HC1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-HC1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and color. The portability and size also get good reviews. Many are negative about the durability.

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

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-HC1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-HC1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the memory. There are some mixed reviews about the design.

portability, usability, price, image quality, size

memory

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Sony HDR-HC1 HDV 1080i Handycam Camcorder

 

Although it certainly isn't perfect, Sony's HDR-HC1 takes home movies to a new level.

Incredible video quality. Great sound.

Expensive. Most users will need to invest in new hardware to store and play high-definition video. No software included for HD video editing. Image stabilization isn't powerful enough.

More digital video camcorder reviews:• Ricoh Theta SC• Vuze VR Camera• Samsung Gear 360 (2017)• Giroptic iO• YI 4K+• more

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Image quality

 

Sony Handycam HDR-HC1

High-resolution video; compact design; excellent viewfinder; versatile features.

Only interlaced HD video, no 720p; some design quirks; some autofocus glitches.

The Sony Handycam HDR-HC1 is a good first effort at a consumer HD camcorder, but only HD fanatics should consider it.

Jun, 2005

Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V Review

 

With its built-in projector and 96GB of internal memory, the PJ790V may be too much of a good thing.

We won't argue the fact that the HDR-PJ790V is a great camcorder, but the lack of improvement when it comes to performance is frustrating. If you have a Sony HDR-CX760V, HDR-PJ760V, or an HDR-PJ710V from last year, then you shouldn't bother upgrading....

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Ben Keough (reviewed.com)

Sony HDR-PJ650V Camcorder Review

 

Sony comes up to par with the competition, but doesn't go any further.

Thus far, we've spilled a lot of virtual ink comparing the PJ650V to its compatriots from Canon and Panasonic. And what have we learned? Mostly, we've determined that there's very little difference between the three when it comes to performance or...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Jennifer O'Rourke (videomaker.com)

Sony Camcorder Review: Sony HVR-A1U HDV

 

Out of the box, we first noticed, in our Sony camcorder review, that the HVR-A1U was much smaller than expected. Weighing just a pound and a half, this is just about the tiniest HDV camcorder out there. But attach the sharp lens hood, the audio jack...

True crisp color and detail Adjustable SPMTE timecode and color bars XLR jacks and stereo shotgun mic

Bottom tape loading On/off button easy to trigger accidentally Manual controls buried in menus and not on camera body

Streamlined easy to use camcorder with a Carl Zeiss lens and XLR mic; a big pro HDV camcorder in a small affordable package.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Jennifer O'Rourke (videomaker.com)

Sony HVR-A1U

 

Streamlined easy to use camcorder with a Carl Zeiss lens and XLR mic; a big pro HDV camcorder in a small affordable package.

True crisp color and detail, Adjustable SPMTE timecode and color bars, XLR jacks and stereo shotgun mic

Bottom tape loading, On/off button easy to trigger accidentally, Manual controls buried in menus and not on camera body

May, 2006

Expert review by : Douglas Spotted Eagle (studiodaily.com)

Sony HVR-A1U

 

Sony's Second Offering In Its PRO HDV Lineup Is The HVR-A1U. Thiscamcorder is squarely aimed at the budget HDV'er, and for the price isa surprising offering. I recently had the opportunity to work with thecamera for a few weeks as my company, VASST,...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Douglas Spotted Eagle (digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com)

Sony HVR-A1U HDV Camcorder

 

Bringing its fourth HDV camera to market, Sony is about to start shipping the second in their professional offerings for the HDV shooter. The HVR-A1U is the latest addition to the HDV market, and is a dynamite camcorder both for DV shooters and HDV...

Spot takes a first look at a pre-production model

Aug, 2005

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I love this camera.

 

This is a great camera. It is very easy to set up and use. It is, of course, auto-focus. Still photos are just as good as an SLR. 16 gig of on-board memory gives lots of movie time. It is easy to sync to hand-helds and to network. Small and easy to use...

None

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I love this camera.

 

This is a great camera. It is very easy to set up and use. It is, of course, auto-focus. Still photos are just as good as an SLR. 16 gig of on-board memory gives lots of movie time. It is easy to sync to hand-helds and to network. Small and easy to use...

None.

Jun, 2014

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