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Sony DCR-HC46

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Sony DCR-HC46. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas the memory and reliability get critical reviews.

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reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC46 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC46 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The battery and zoom are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC46 MiniDV 1MP Digital Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom (Includes Handycam Station)Sony DCR-HC46 MiniDV 1MP Digital Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom (Includes Handycam Station)

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP50

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Minimum illumination:7
Playback zoom (max):Y

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.3cm
Height:7.9cm
Weight:0.4kg/380g
Width:6.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123200

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 & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HC46/HC46E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.5
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:2.5
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 36
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.5
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.6 mm ( 1/5.5" ) / 4.6 mm ( 1/5.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:Stereo AV, USB
Fader:Black, White, Mosaic, Overlap, Wipe, Monotone, Random Dot
I/O ports:i.LINK (DV) In,\ni.LINK (DV) Out,\nAudio Out,\nS-Video Out,\nUSB,\nVideo Out.
Interface:USB
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Shooting programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait / Sports Lesson / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Package\n

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2-1/3500

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG1

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC
Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3
Height :7.9
Weight:380
Width:6.5