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Sony Handycam DCR HC52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC52. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback. Many are negative about the connectivity and memory.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

battery, color, viewfinder, memory, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR HC52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCR HC52

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC52 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.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC52 Mini DV Camcorder PAL with Sony warrantySony DCR-HC52 Mini DV Camcorder PAL with Sony warranty

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR HC52

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC52 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the memory and viewfinder.

price, usability, portability, image quality, size

color, battery, viewfinder, memory

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder with 40x Optical ZoomSony DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCR-HC52

 

Sony's budget Mini DV camcorder for casual users

Attractive price point, 40x optical zoom, solid user interface

Performed poorly in low light, flash memory and DVD models can be bought just as cheaply

The Sony DCR-HC52 is a perfectly capable little camcorder, but its recording format is beginning to show its age. Frankly, your money would be better spent on something younger and hipper. (Mini DV, your time is nearly up.)

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/6''

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3
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