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Sony Handycam DCR HC62E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC62E. 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. Views about the size and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good views. Comments are divided on the durability. Some have doubts 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 HC62E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCR HC62E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC62E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery and durability. The portability and image quality are also appreciated.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRHC62E Mini DV Handycam With X25 ZoomSony DCRHC62E Mini DV Handycam With X25 Zoom

Sep, 2016

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR HC62E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC62E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and battery also get good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the durability and reliability.

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC62 1MP MiniDV Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical ZoomSony DCR-HC62 1MP MiniDV Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony DCR-HC62E review

 

MiniDV camcorders dominated the market for many years, so Sony has had ample time to tweak its designs. Because of this it's not surprising that the DCR-HC62E is compact, simple to use and comfortable to hold.

May, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC62 Review

 

While both the Sony Handycam DCR-HC62 and JVC GR-D850 are almost equal in terms of video quality, the nearly $70 price difference between JVC's model and Sony's HC62 can be attributed to the latter's advanced LCD touchscreen. Consumers need to decide...

Excellent touchscreen interface, Thin, lightweight body, Impressive video quality, 1-megapixel still photos

Slightly underpowered 25X optical zoom, Requires Memory Stick flash cards

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Michael Patrick Brady (laptopmag.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC62

 

Excellent touchscreen interface, Thin, lightweight body, Impressive video quality, 1-megapixel still photos

Slightly underpowered 25X optical zoom, Requires Memory Stick flash cards

While both the Sony Handycam DCR-HC62 and JVC GR-D850 are almost equal in terms of video quality, the nearly $70 price difference between JVC's model and Sony's HC62 can be attributed to the latter's advanced LCD touchscreen. Consumers need to decide...

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC62

 

Tape based video excellent for editing

None

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Bill (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC62

 

Easy to use with good menu.. Can record back onto cassette after editing

MUST HAVE A FIRE-WIRE CONNECTION!!!! I did not so had to have one fitted but even then have not managed to upload filming onto computer successfully (probably down to me). Screen reflective in high sunlight

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: wlyc88 (ciao.com)

Comments about this camera

 

1  selection on the basis of need A clear choice before the cameras after their purchase of the main purposes are, if you buy only digital camera used to video a number of scenes of domestic life, with a larger selection of the cameras LCD screen...

The advantages of DV are a bit small convenience generous! Beautiful

Is less than the Carl Zeiss camera is not the

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: pamungkas1981 (ciao.com)

nice product Sony Handycam DCR HC62

 

So no one AGI klo sony handycam DCR HC62 mini-DV is very flexsibel to use. the full Sony Handycam DCR HC62mempunya some kenggulan the dialjabarkan below: 1.0 Megapixel (Gross) Advanced HAD ™ CCD Imager 1 / 6 "Advanced HAD ™ (Hole accumulation diode)...

Portability every where

If too many results to play a recording will quickly damage the motor mechanics in handycam

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: louis_reed (epinions.com)

Nice Camcorder For The Price

 

I bought this camcorder so that our family will finally have one of its own (I feel bad that we haven't had one for so long). A camcorder will be the first thing I give to my kids when they have children of their own, but I digress.First of all, ...

Large side screen, clear video, easy to use and takes photos while recording

Average battery life when using side screen and only 25x optical zoom

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: sunnytn (ciao.com)

Sony Handycam DCR HC62

 

This is very best handycam in the world. sony handy cam dcr hc62 has big screen resolution with best picture quality. This have much more functionality with this range of price.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: brangusene2 (ciao.com)

Sony Handycam DCR HC62

 

Simple and affordable DCR-HC62E is perfect for video fun. It offers Megapixel quality movies with powerful 25x Carl Zeiss lens. A touchscreen LCD and a high-quality widescreen color viewfinder make it easy to use. Widely available DV tapes make a great...

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Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

Simple and affordable DCR-HC62E is perfect for video fun. It offers Megapixel quality movies with powerful 25x Carl Zeiss lens. A touchscreen LCD and a high-quality widescreen color viewfinder make it easy to use. Widely available DV tapes make a great choice if you're into editing your own shots. DCR-HC62E also features DV (i.Link) input function for video editing with connected PC.

Audio

Audio Dubbing: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Minimum illumination:8

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HC62E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Total MegaPixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43 - 1075
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 62.5
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1070Kpix
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

Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.8
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
Microphone in: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

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
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder:123200
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

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

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes