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Sony DCR-HC 35

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Sony DCR-HC 35. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the durability and battery.

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battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC 35 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: elbar1 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC35E: Sony does it again!

 

With a little baby on the way, we had to get a video camera (my husband told me!). I have to say I thought it'd just be his toy and a waste of money but we have had so much fun learning how to use it and the baby won't even arrive for 2 months. I love...

Easy of use

None that I can tell

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: elbar1 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC35: Sony does it again!

 

With a little baby on the way, we had to get a video camera (my husband told me!). I have to say I thought it'd just be his toy and a waste of money but we have had so much fun learning how to use it and the baby won't even arrive for 2 months. I love...

Easy of use

None that I can tell

Aug, 2008

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

Great value for money

 

Along with the others I would say this Sony DCRHC35 Mini DV camcorder is really good value for money. The LCD and recorded picture...

Jan, 2007

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

pretty good

 

owned the Sony DCRHC35 Mini DV for 3 months. battery supplied is pretty poor. no dvi cable. pic quality improves on HI 8 but if yo...

Jan, 2007

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

Handycam for the YouTube generation.

 

With the ever increasing popularity of sites such as YouTube and Yahoo! Video, I found it time to invest in a camera after being sick of uploading videos off my mobile phone to said sites. All I required was an entry level camera which did the basics;...

Great quality, small and compact

Poorly built PC software

Jan, 2007

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

Sony Handycam DCR HC35 : Handycam for the YouTube generation.

 

With the ever increasing popularity of sites such as YouTube and Yahoo! Video, I found it time to invest in a camera after being sick of uploading videos off my mobile phone to said sites. All I required was an entry level camera which did the basics;...

Jan, 2007

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

excellent camera for the price

 

i'll keep this review simple - i used numerous high quality dv cams at university while studying animation, so i know a fair amoun...

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC35

 

Not fully evaluated but seems to be exactly what I wanted

See above

Jan, 2007

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

Apple Mac users read this!!!

 

I know another reviewer has said it about the Sony DCRHC35 Mini DV camcorder (thanks buddy) but I just wanted to back it up. This ...

Dec, 2006

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

Great value - works with Mac too

 

This little pixie is great value for money. If you want a basic digital camcorder you really won't do much better than this Sony D...

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

In addition to being equipped with a 2.5" LCD monitor, 800k pixel CCD and 20x Optical Zoom, the DCR-HC35E features high quality Sony Handycam technology. It is incredibly easy to use thanks to a large Touch panel on the camcorder's LCD screen, allowing you to easily select the filming mode of your choice and even view the remaining battery levels. In addition, Sony has thoughtfully added Start/Stop and Zoom buttons on the frame of the LCD screen itself so that you don't have to take your eye off the action or obstruct the screen to operate these functions.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:5
Playback zoom (max):N

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.3cm
Height:7.9cm
Weight:360g
Width:6.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:123200

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HC35/HC35E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:2.5
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 46
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

Cable Type:Stereo AV, USB
Fader:Black, White, Mosaic, Monotone
I/O ports:Audio Out,\ni.LINK (DV) In,\ni.LINK (DV) Out,\nS-Video Out,\nUSB,\nVideo Out.
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Package\n

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/50-1/3500

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG1

Video Input

Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3
Height :7.9
Weight:370
Width:6.5