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Sony Handycam DCR HC19

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 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. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the memory.

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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 75/100 = 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. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback.

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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]

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Chris (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC19E

 

Fairly light and easy to use.

Cannot find out how to transfer tape footage onto DVD.If I had known how difficult it would be,I would not have bought it.

Oct, 2011

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: Chris (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC19E

 

Even the wife can use it!!

Some things in the menu are quite complicated, but it would help if I read the instructions!!

May, 2006

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC19E

 

easy to use, nice features and look.

little battery life. I was expecting more. when I captured video as mp3, video quality was not good I dont know if it was software problem. I used Sonic Digital LE. Anyone wanna suggest me what software should I use to capture the video at best quailty...

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: Santiago (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC19E

 

There is a very good video camera, very portable and the image is very good, very handy indeed.

The problem I saw with this camera is that the battery life is just for 3 and a half hours.

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC19E

 

Very user friendly with easy instructions

None yet

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: Philip (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC19E

 

Easy cam mode makes this a point and shoot camera but quite sophistocated in manual mode.Loads of features for the price and it fits snugly into the palm of my hand.USB connection and DV out.

No memory card slot for stills.I did'nt want that feature but others might.It does take a still image on tape and an acceptable print can be obtained.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC19E

 

lightweight

none

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC19E

 

Great Zoom! Nice and compact, fits hand nicely. Touch screen great for ease of use!

None that I can really speak off!

Nov, 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