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8.7 out of 10

Sony HVL-HL1

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Overall 10
10

would buy this product again

woodman, Nebraska Furniture Mart
24 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I have only used this light once, and it works great.
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Correct Color Tempature, Long Lasting, Powerful
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Overall 2
2.0

video light uncompatable

dlipsey, PriceGrabber
26 November 2007
  • Summary: It was uncompatable with my camera. I called for a return, got it, but discovered I needed the manufacturers box which I no longer had. I had tossed it. The directions for compatibility should be very clear. Any suggestions?
  • Pros: uncompatable
  • Cons: compatability
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Overall 10
10

Let there be (a little) light...

jemaerca, PriceGrabber
25 July 2006
  • Summary: This little light is an inexpensive and worthwhile addition to your video/camera bag. If you've ever wished for more light, this is a convenient and easy way to do that. It does not require a separate battery, and there is an auto-on setting so that it will automatically select when it turns itself on when more light is required. And since this video light can be had for less than $30, it's a no-brainer in my opinion.
  • Pros: Compact, light weight, no separate battery required, auto-on setting, inexpensive!
  • Cons: 3W power barely enough, 100hr bulb light (replaceable), compatibility (Sony only)
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Overall 10
10

Sony HVL-HL1 3

simonanil, PriceGrabber
11 July 2006
  • Summary: Great to use with my Sony DVD 505. This light along with my inbuilt camcorder light provides great video and pictures. Greatly surpassed my expectations. Highly recommended as an accessory.
  • Pros: Very compact and good quality. No additional battery required.
  • Cons: Lamp life is only 100 hrs
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony HVL-HL1 3 Watt Video Light

Splinky313, PriceGrabber
18 February 2006
  • Summary: I bought this to use on my new Sony Mini DVD Video Camera. I wanted to use this when I shoot videos indoors. What I found is that the light definately helps indoors in places like restaurants and inside my house. The range that the light extends is about 10 feet, which is good inside a small room. I am happy with this product because it is so small, and easy to carry with the camcorder.
  • Pros: Small, Lightweight, Easy To Use
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

HVL HL1

nishantgoyal, PriceGrabber
18 December 2005
  • Summary: The device all over is very light and efficient. The quality of vedio after using the light has increased.Only the pouch is one thing of concern but if you have a good camcorder bag then it is of no concern.
  • Pros: The Vedio Light as in the name is very Light and of good quality. The auto option is very good as it detects the intensity of light to start the vedio Light.
  • Cons: The vedio pouch is of very light cloth so there is a danger to the vedio light . It should be of some hard cloth or plastic to encase the device.
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Overall 10
10

Sony HVL-HL1 3-watt Video Light

parokyae, PriceGrabber
11 December 2005
  • Summary: I was amazed as to how small this unit is. I was looking for an accessory for my Sony DCR-HC42 to improve video quality during low-light conditions & this product has met my expectations. Though, expect a significant drain on your video camera's battery since it doesn't have its own power source.
  • Pros: Exceptionally compact & lightweight design.
  • Cons: Concerned about the 100-hours lamp life which is too short though the bulb is replaceable.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect for DCR-PC55

mbarikdar, PriceGrabber
1 December 2005
  • Summary: It's perfect for my DCR-PC55 which doesn't have any built-in flash and video quality at night isn't that great. I can carry it with my camera since it's so small and no worries about additional batteries. It uses camera's battery for functioning. After shooting with the lights on, the video quality is unbelievable. I highly recommend it to people who don't have built-in lights in the camera.
  • Pros: Compact, really light for travel usuage
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect for DCR-PC55

souman, PriceGrabber
26 November 2005
  • Summary: Perfect for DCR-PC55. Used camcorder's battery and great for low light places at night. It comes with a storage pouch to keep the light safe while away from the camcorder.
  • Pros: Small and light-weight
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice compact design

MikeySoft, PriceGrabber
3 August 2005
  • Summary: This video is very small and light weight; vary easy to have in your camera bag for when you need the extra light. One reason it is small is that it does not have a battery. It uses power from the camcorder. This will shorten the record time on a charge but, IMO, is a good compromise. I always carry extra battery anyway. The spec said that the lamp life is only 100 hours. I don't know if the lamp just stops working or get dimmer at the end of life.
  • Pros: Small size, no battery required.
  • Cons: Only 100 hours lamp life, uses camcorder power
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