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Sony DCR-HC37E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Sony DCR-HC37E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and price are overall positive. The image quality and zoom are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC37E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-HC37E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC37E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the zoom and battery are on the whole positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but there are some less positive views about the size.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC37 Handycam Mini DV Camcorder With 2.5'' LCD ScreenSony DCR-HC37 Handycam Mini DV Camcorder With 2.5'' LCD Screen

Sep, 2016

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

Sony Handycam DCR-HC37E: Great home video camcorder

 

We bought Sony ahndycam DCR-HC37e for Christmas and it was £142 at Cameras2U.com. We bought bag as well as it was a good bundled deal and it is really necessary. It is very easy to use. Commands are displayed on LCD and I found menu intuitive to...

Easy to use, good picture quality

LCD menu can leave fingerprints on the screen

Jun, 2008

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

Sony Handycam DCR-HC37E

 

NICE ITEM, EASY TO USE AFTER A WHILE. ALTHOUGH IT HAS A USB PORT YOU HAVE TO USE A FIREWIRE TO CONNECT TO YOUR PC IF YOU WANT TO DOWNLOAD FROM THE CAMCORDER. NIGHT SHOOTING MODE IS A GREAT IDEA ALSO.

Jan, 2008

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

Sony Handycam DCR-HC37E : CAM FUN ANYONE?

 

I had been filming my son growing up on an old camcorder handed down to me from my mum and dad but as I had a few pounds given to me over Christmas I bought myself this Sony handycam in the January sales for what I thought to be a very reasonable...

Jul, 2007

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. PRODUCT FEATURES: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens; 800, 000 pixels Advanced HAD CCD; 40x Optical Zoom / 2000x Digital Zoom; STAMINA up to 14 hours 50 minutes (with optional battery); 2.5" LCD screen with touch panel.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.4cm
Height:8.5cm
Weight:390g
Width:6.3cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset & Moon / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HC37E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36 - 1440
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 76
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.1
Max Focal Length:76mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Optical Zoom:40
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

Fader:Black / White / Mosaic / Monotone
Focus:1.8-3.1
I/O ports:USB\nVideo Out\nAudio Out
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Power consumption (typical):2.1

Ports & interfaces

S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/50-1/3500

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:2000
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:123.2
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4
Height :8.5
Weight:390
Width:6.3