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Sony HDR-HC1E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Sony HDR-HC1E. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the viewfinder and price. The image quality and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the color and portability.

usability, design, image quality, price, viewfinder

portability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-HC1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-HC1E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony HDR-HC1E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and durability. The image quality and design also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the portability.

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portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-HC1E Handycam HDV Camcorder - [3Mp, 10x.optical zoom, 2.7" WLCD]Sony HDR-HC1E Handycam HDV Camcorder - [3Mp, 10x.optical zoom, 2.7" WLCD]

Sep, 2016

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by: James Morris (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony HDR-HC1E

 

This is turning into a huge year for camcorders. On the one hand, tape is under threat from DVD and hard-disk-based alternatives. But on the other, it has received a new lease of life from Sony's new HDV (high-definition video) models.

The HC1E isn't perfect. The two biggest points against it are that it has a bottom-loading tape mechanism and a Sony-proprietary accessory shoe. But it's still an amazing leap forward in video quality for the money.

Nov, 2005

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Sony HDR-HC1E - High Definition Camcorder

 

If you can't wait for Sky to start broadcasting high definition content, why not just shoot your own?

The HDR-HC1E is too expensive to appeal to even the top end of mainstream camcorder users. But, then again, if you fancy shooting HD right now, the only other options are at least twice the price. The cost benefits of the CMOS technology also lead us...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Sony HDR-HC1 HDV 1080i Handycam Camcorder

 

Incredible video quality. Great sound

Expensive. Most users will need to invest in new hardware to store and play high-definition video. No software included for HD video editing. Image stabilization isn't powerful enough

Though it certainly isn't perfect, Sony's HDR-HC1 puts HD in your hand and takes home movies to a whole new level.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Best Digital Camcorder Reviews (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Sony HDR-HC1 2.8 MP HD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

 

Sony HDR-HC1 2.8 MP HD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom Sony HDR-HC1 MiniDV Camcorder Product Description: Sony's HDR-HC1 Handycam is an incredibly small, lightweight digital camcorder that still fits all the tools and features you need. This...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Sony HDR-HC1 HDV Camcorder

 

Take a look at this high definition camcorder availible from Sony. This Sony camcorder model makes it possible for consumers to shoot HD video at home and is price pointed under $2000.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: Heronimo (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-HC1E

 

very easy to handle good hand grip, love the idea that the image quality is just as good as some professional cameras costing a lot more

need manual at times- like when you need to reverse the monitor screen to its default state

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-HC1E

 

Fantastic optics. Ease of normal. Should I need another camera, I would search the net for another HDR-HC1E

White balance is not easily accessible whilst in use. Model is no longer available

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-HC1E

 

It is very easy to use with both onscreen operations and traditional operations when using the viewfinder

none realy

Jan, 2006