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Sony DCR-HC14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of Sony DCR-HC14. 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 durability and price. The portability and size are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC14 from 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 Views about the size and price are on the whole positive. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC14E Digital CamcorderSony DCR-HC14E Digital Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: bRIAN (

Sony DCR-HC14E


Size, light , ease of use, accessories available, good backup help from maker


Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Digital Zoom:640
Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm/3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:600/640
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions