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Sony Handycam HDR-HC1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 560 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. People are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability also get good reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

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. Reviewers really like the usability and color. The portability and size are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the durability.

size, portability, color, usability

durability

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

May, 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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the memory. Reviews are divided on the design.

portability, usability, price, image quality, size

memory

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

May, 2019

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FM50
Run Time (Up To):85min

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Type:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.3cm/18.8cm
Height:19.1cm/9.4cm
Weight:0.7kg
Width:7.1cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick Duo
Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-HC1/HDR-HC1E/HVR-A1E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony/Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.1
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.76Megapixel/2.8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.2Mpix/1.98Mpix/2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.97Mpix/3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)/Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Pro Camcorder Features

Professional:Professional

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV (HDV)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/LCD monitor