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7.7 out of 10

Bell & Howell DV5HDZ

Great Deal: $169.95

Reviews and Problems with Bell & Howell DV5HDZ

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Overall 2
2.0

Battery dead on arrival

Jeremy S Day, Amazon
23 July 2013
  • Summary: Save your money and avoid this crap product. I'm unable to use the product because the battery arrived dead and it's impossible to find replacement batteries. When you contact the company customer service they will tell you that they don't sell camcorders and do not know how to contact the "Bell & Howell" company. I now have a camcorder that will only work when plugged into an outlet or with an extension cord.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bell + Howell DV5HDZ 16MP 1080p HD Touchscreen Camcorder

queenbee106, Overstock
6 July 2013
  • Summary: I bought this for my husband for a Christmas present. He used it once and now it doesn't work. We had it looked at and they said the camera is defective.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not purchase products from Bell & Howell.

L. D. Kuterbach, Amazon
2 July 2013
  • Summary: Unable to use the product because it's impossible to find replacement batteries. Mine arrived with a dead battery. I would be happy to buy another battery but stores don't carry this type. When you contact the company customer service they will tell you that they don't sell camcorders and do not know how to contact the "Bell & Howell" company. I now have a camcorder that will only work when plugged into an outlet or with an extension cord.
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Overall 2
2.0

Camcorder review

Amanda, Amazon
27 January 2013
  • Summary: We had to return this item because the screen had a large lune through it that would not ho away. Amazon sent another camcorder of the exact same model and it's battery would not hold a charge. The one bright spot in this purchase was the service from Amazon.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great video quality, great audio quality a generally good camera

pcfix_3, Amazon
23 January 2013
  • Summary: We got this about a week ago. It doesn't have any internal memory, but it does have the capability of holding up to 64gb of video/pictures/audio at one time through the use of it's two SD card slots. One fits a micro SD and the other fits a regular SD card. Each holds up to 32 gb. The video quality is crisp and it handles different lighting situations alright. The LED light on it is very bright. I have recorded about 3 hours of video.
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Overall 10
10

True to the Bell & Howell Tradition of Quality

Thomas A. Swilling, Amazon
5 December 2012
  • Summary: When I was a kid, the closest thing to a camcorder that was available were movie cameras that used either 8mm or 16mm movie film. Some had no sound recording capabilities for home use, and some did. Our family had a Bell & Howell 16mm camera, projector, and take-down movie screen on a tripod stand. The camera and projector were very good quality and a top selling brand at that time.
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Overall 10
10

Bell + Howell DV5HDZ 16MP 1080p HD Touchscreen Camcorder

wendy165, Overstock
3 August 2012
  • Summary: I AM VERY PLEASED WITH OVERSTOCK.COM FIRST TIME ORDERING FROM THIS SITE. I RECIEVED MY CAMERA IN TWO DAYS THATS STANDARD SHIPPING. RIGHT NOW I AM CHARGING THE CAMERA IT MUST BE CHARGED FOR 4 HRS BEFORE USE. I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE HOW SMALL IT IS . ITS THE SIZE OF MY FIST BUT IM GLAD NOW I CAN CARRY IT IN MY PURSE. I HAVENT TRIED THE PICTURE YET SO I WILL WRITE ANOTHER REVIEW SOON. IT FEELS STURDY AND CAME WITH ALL THE NECESSARY CABLES FOR ALL THE CONNECTIONS. I LIKE IT.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor playback features and battery life

the rick, Cameta
5 May 2012
  • Excerpt: We use it for our kids sporting events. I like that it is small and compact. I dont like that the battery life is so short. The playback features are poor with no remote.
  • Pros: Great Sound, Small and compact
  • Cons: Complicated To Operate, Poor playback features
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