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Alba HDV5B5F

Alba HDV5B5F
alaScore 81

14 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Alba HDV5B5F. 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. Views about the size and portability are overall positive. The battery and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, battery, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Alba HDV5B5F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Kerry (

Couldn't be any more disappointed


Bought this camcorder to go to Greece for my sisters wedding and my toddlers first holiday. not one of the films I shot of my baby dancing came out and even filming the wedding where the lighting is good and people are just standing still exchanging...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: mark (

great value


great video quality excellent stills too ,perfect.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Cymru (

Very Good


Amazing value for money - video output looks very good indeed. Still photo's outside are very good, but struggles a bit indoors - but at this price what can you expect.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: LesM (

No Warning


Bought it but never tried it till we were on holiday...did a short video but tried to replay it and camcorder said it was deleting something,wouldn't switch off and even carried on deleting with memory card removed...All set to return it to Argos on my...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: AMJ (

Great product for the price.


Bought this product in the recent Argos sale. Fantastic value for money (full price would still be great value) Very easy to use, battery life very good. Great product.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Leon (

Simple to use


This camcorder is really easy to use, the picure quality is really good but could do with a wider view lense as it feels like your zoomed in all the time, just remember to take the protective film off the lense, I did it after filming for 3 hours,...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Rimsco (

EXcellent value


Camcorder was easy to set-up and gives super picture quality via hdmi on television.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: paul p (

very good


bought for child, but great for anyone, great value

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: sarah (

really pleased with it


We are very pleased with this item, we recently used it a christening and are very impressed with how it came out.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Terence (

Exceptonal for the price


Start up quick and easy to use.Stills not that perfect, but videos exellent, especially when viewed on an H D tv. being able to carry it in pocket or,handbag is a bonus.

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications




3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No


Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
USB Connection: Yes


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No


Screen Type:LCD

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:High Definition
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No


Digital Zoom:4 x
Optical Zoom:0 x


Dimensions (HxWxD):11.1x6.7x2.9 cm
Weight:126 g
Weight (lb):0.27 lb

Power source

Battery Type:rechargeable Lithium-Ion


Product name:HDV5B5F


Face Detection Mode: No
Recording Format:4:3


Miscellaneous:5MP digital stills


Sensor Type:CMOS


Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB


HD Recording:HD 1080p
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MOV
Recording Format:SD/SDHC