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Sony Handycam DCR HC19

Sony Handycam DCR HC19
alaScore 74

168 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC19. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The portability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR HC19 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCR HC19

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC19 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC19E Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [20x Optical Zoom, 2.5" LCD]Sony DCR-HC19E Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [20x Optical Zoom, 2.5" LCD]

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: julios123 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC19E: A wonderful Small Camera

 

I had used many camcorders before purchasing this Sony handycam. I normally capture video and use it mostly for special effects and video editing. The handycam is an excellent camera and is very small which can fit into a jacket pocket. I have used...

Zoom, Picture quality, small and light, remote control

Software provided with the camera

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: julios123 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC19: A wonderful Small Camera

 

I had used many camcorders before purchasing this Sony handycam. I normally capture video and use it mostly for special effects and video editing. The handycam is an excellent camera and is very small which can fit into a jacket pocket. I have used...

Zoom, Picture quality, small and light, remote control

Software provided with the camera

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC19E

 

lightweight

none

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Ditch the USB cable

 

The Sony DCR-HC19 is an extremely good camcorder, I'm chuffed to bits with it !. It's incredibly light, and easy to use, and the v...

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Excellent Video camera

 

I bought the Sony DCR-HC19 Handycam a few days before I went on holday to Italy. It didn't take long to learn how to use it especi...

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

The dog's danglers....

 

I bought this Sony DCR HC19 last week and all I can say is awesome. Infact, Personal Computer World magazine have given it the Hig...

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

A fantastic buy!!!

 

I've just bought this Sony DCR-HC19 camcorder and my first impressions are that it is fantastic! The camcorder is very light and c...

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Beware

 

I have already reviewed this Sony DCR-HC19 camcorder, but I note a newer review by AMAZING. In his/her review they state that the ...

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

 

When I first purchased this Sony DCR-HC19 camcorder, I had EXTREMELY high expectations (It's a Sony, Anyway!) and it surpassed all...

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

A very good Camcorder

 

This Sony DCR-HC19 is my second digital camcorder. The first was a Canon. The Sony HC19 is smaller than the canon has a better len...

Jun, 2005

Product Specifications

The Sony DCR-HC19E camcorder features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, with a 20X Optical Zoom capability and a filter diameter of 25mm. This ensures that your footage will be of pin-sharp quality, even when you are zooming in from a significant distance, while the sizable lens guarantees a bright picture. The quality of your image will remain high as you zoom into your subject from a distance. PRODUCT FEATURES: 2nd Start / Stop REC button on LCD frame; 2nd zoom button on LCD frame.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP30

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.2cm
Height:9cm
Weight:0.4kg
Width:5.5cm

Display

Display diagonal:6.350
Display Resolution:123200

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HC19/HC19E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:6

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:46mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Additional accessories:AC Adaptor, AV Cable, Rechargeable Battery Pack, Shoulder Strap, Picture Package, USB Cable, USB Driver, Wireless Remote Comander
Cable Type:Stereo AV
Focus:1.8-3.1
I/O ports:Audio Out\ni.LINK (DV) Out\nS-Video Out\nUSB Terminal\nVideo Out
Interface:Wired
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Power requirements:2.4 W(LCD), 1.9 W(VF)

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/50-1/3500

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.200
Height :9
Weight:400
Width:5.500