Sony Handycam DCR-HC53E reviews: MiniDV storage SD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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8.0 out of 10 based on 7 reviews.
Sony Handycam DCR-HC53E: Horizontally held, 40x optical zoom camcorder using . See full product description

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RICARDO, WREXHAM Just point and shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
EAST 2 USE
Bad points:
CANT DOWN LOAD TO LAPTOP TO PUT ON A DISC, CABLES AND INFO NOT GIVEN. ALL ENQUIRYS ON WEB END UP SAYING FIRE WIRE REQUIRED, SO IF YOUR NOT A GEEK AND BASIC USER LIKE ME UV HAD IT , ALL MY FILMS ARE STUCK ON THE TAPES ????BASICALY POINTLESS
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Oct 2010

Mike, Hull Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
For the money it's a very good buy
Bad points:
No USB lead, had to purchase seperately
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 23 Jan 2010

Lynn, Chelmsford Keen amateur

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Great to use.
Bad points:
I've had the computer for over 2 years and still can't work out how to put stuff onto my computer from the camers. I've been on the web site but my computer just does not recognise the camera!
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Review date: 21 Jun 2010

Jim, Cumbernauld (Glasgow) Keen amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Good for holiday pictures.
Bad points:
Down loading to PC not possible without obtaining a " Video Grabber Product" This is not clear in the manual as it relates to other models.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 13 Feb 2010

Helston, Linda Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quite lghtweight and if you use the easy cam it is very simple to use. Sound is good and the zoom is excellent. Very good picture quality. wonderful pocket size.
Bad points:
Quite hard to follow the instructions at first and if you have big fingers the buttons are a bit small.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 08 May 2010

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 40
Media format MiniDV
Connections Firewire
Connections USB
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 2000
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/3500
Weight (g) 380
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Maximum aperture telephoto 4.1
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 36
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 1440
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2008-03-04

Also known as: Sony DCR-HC53E

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