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Sony DCR-HC90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Sony DCR-HC90. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The image quality and portability also get good views, but the memory and battery get critical comments. There are some mixed opinions about the zoom.

usability, portability, image quality, design, size

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC90 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 DCR-HC90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC90 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the memory.

portability, usability, design, size, image quality

memory

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC90E Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [3Mp, 10x Optical, 2.7" Wide Hybrid LCD]Sony DCR-HC90E Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [3Mp, 10x Optical, 2.7" Wide Hybrid LCD]

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-HC90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC90 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the battery. Many are critical about the zoom.

portability, usability, image quality, price, design

zoom

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC90 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomSony DCR-HC90 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Rick Broida (cnet.com.au)

Sony DCR-HC90

 

Though it has some design quirks and performance issues, the compact HC90 produces excellent video in both bright and dim light.

Top-loading tape compartment ; Built-in lens cover ; Wide-screen LCD ; Novice-friendly Easy mode ; Crisp, colourful video ; Supports true 16:9 recording

Autofocus can be slow to lock on ; LCD seems small for shooting in 4:3 mode ; Some onscreen menus difficult to navigate ; No manual shutter-speed control

May, 2005

Consumer review by: sarah1131 (productreview.com.au)

OK

 

This mini camera is ideal for home video footage, its compact size makes it easier for you to carry it around. Great quality and all round performance.

It has very good video quality, its design and form is very small and really compact. The overall form is very sophisticated in design, easy to use uder controls and the stills are very good. It has brilliant low light conditions and the touch screen...

The stills are quite poor on quality and the memory stick included has a very, very small capacity.

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FA50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11cm
Height:9.1cm
Weight:0.4kg
Width:6.6cm

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick Duo
Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HC90/HC90E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:3.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:3
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Expansion slots:Memory Stick Duo
I/O ports:USB / USB\naudio in/out\nvideo in/out
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Resolution:2016 x 1512
Special features:Cinematic effect, Delayed motion effect, Flash Motion, Luminance Key, Old Movie, Slow Shutter, Still, Trail

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2-1/3500

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / White fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.6
Height :11
Width:9.1