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Sony DCR-HC53

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sony DCR-HC53. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and durability are generally positive. The price and design also get good opinions. There are some negative opinions about the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC53 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: gaz856 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC53E: Super Sony Handycam for less than £100

 

I bought one of these for my wife at Xmas. I got it from Asda for £99. It's a great bargain. It didnt come with a bag or any DV tapes but you do get all the relevant cables for uploading the content on to a PC. Its basically a point and shoot...

Easy to use, great picture and a brand name

No carry case, no tapes and no firewire cable

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Sound:Stereo

Battery

Battery life (max):14

Camera

Minimum illumination:11

Connections

Firewire in (IEEE 1394): Yes
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): Yes
HDMI Connection: No
Remote Control: No
USB Connection: Yes

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:63.5
Screen Resolution:123000 pixels
Screen Size:2.5 inch
Screen Type:LCD

Flash

Internal flash/video light: No

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:N/A
Effective Pixels:0.4 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Total MegaPixels:0.8 Megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:1/0.236
Total MegaPixels:8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36 - 1440
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 76
Optical Zoom:40

Lens/Zoom

Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:80 x
Filter Size:30.0 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Manual Focus: Yes
Night Shot: Yes
Optical Zoom:40 x

Measures

Weight:380 grams

Other features

Auto Focus:Y
Manual Focus:Y
Pastel:Y
Sports:Y
Spotlight:Y
Twilight:Y

Ports & interfaces

Microphone in:N
S-Video In:N
S-Video Out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power source

Battery Type:InfoLithium

Related

Miscellaneous:Picture Motion Browser

Sensor

Sensor Size:1/6 inch
Sensor Type:CCD

Storage

Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0.0 GB
Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Video

HDV Recording: No
Recording Format:Mini DV
Video formats supported:DV

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123200

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder Colour:Color

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:114
Height :85
Weight:380
Width:63

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y
Onepush white balance:Y
Outdoor white balance:Y