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Sony DCR-HC19
4.0 out of 10

Sony DCR-HC19

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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Picture quality 6
6.0

Avoid this camcorder secondhand

vixen71k, Ciao
8 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Camcorder bought in 2005. Operated OK until just out of 2 year guarantee, then developed tape take up fault. Searched web and found that this is very common in Sony camcorders, upwards of 2000 posts on one site complaining of fault worldwide with various models of Sony camcorder.
  • Pros: None over other brands
  • Cons: Ultimately not durable and poor quality, also poor software supplied .
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Cheap, but surprisingly cheerful

jreay21, Ciao
6 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Essentially, it's a nice little compact camcorder, particularly for the price. The picture quality is good, it's very ergonomic, compact and attractive to look at. The optical zoom is pretty good for its size, too. Like I said, the picture quality is good (for a budget camcorder, at least).
  • Pros: Cheap format, compact size, attractive, decent zoom
  • Cons: No mic or DV input .  Elements of stupidity (see review)
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

deepakpillay, Ciao
16 August 2007
  • Excerpt: I purchased this with the impression that i can burn vcd or dvd but it dosent look like. The software provided with this product is pathetic. The software says you can burn cd, when you try it dosent do anything. It is a useless software. This product becomes is a shame to Sony.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

my handy-cam

gallous, Ciao
29 June 2006
  • Excerpt: recently i have purchesed a dcr-hc19e handy cam i was of the impression that i could download my film onto a dvd , but this is not the case . i find now i have to buy more soft ware a fire wire and a board just to do a cd that i can see on my tv the picture pacage you supply with the camera is a...
  • Pros: small compact
  • Cons: picture pacage
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Picture quality 10
10

A wonderful Small Camera

julios123, Ciao
22 June 2006
  • Excerpt: I had used many camcorders before purchasing this Sony handycam. I normally capture video and use it mostly for special effects and video editing. The handycam is an excellent camera and is very small which can fit into a jacket pocket.
  • Pros: Zoom, Picture quality, small and light, remote control
  • Cons: Software provided with the camera
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Overall 10
10

Ditch the USB cable

Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 May 2006
  • Summary: Extremely good camcorder, I'm chuffed to bits with it !. It's incredibly light, and easy to use, and the video capture is yummingly good. HOWEVER ditch that rather poor USB cable that comes with it, the only really way to get the best capture to your PC is through a firewire 4pin to 4pin/6pin cable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony DCR-HC19E

Kate Leadbetter, Amazon
22 May 2006
  • Summary: Excellent first impressions. Have not had a camcorder before so hard to compare against any other. To be concise in my review I opened the box, got the camera out, fitted the battery and was recording in 5 minutes. Within 10 minutes I had my first recording playing back on my T.V.
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Overall 10
10

The dog's danglers....

S. J. Kirk, Amazon
22 May 2006
  • Summary: I bought this last week and all I can say is awesome. Infact, Personal Computer World magazine have given it the Highly Recommended Award in the September 2005 edition. How do Sony do it for the money? It feels like it was built to last for a thousand years!!
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Overall 10
10

A fantastic buy!!!

Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 May 2006
  • Summary: I've just bought this camcorder and my first impressions are that it is fantastic! The camcorder is very light and compact yet feels sturdy as well. The touch screen makes it easy to access and use all the controls, and it is capable of adding special effects to your pictures and movies.
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Overall 10
10

What a Corker!!

Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 May 2006
  • Summary: Wow, what a quality piece of kit this is - and at such an amazing price! If what you want is an easy to use, compact camcorder and you don't want to pay the earth then this is the one to go for. The image quality is excellent and hooking it up to the PC for editing is a dream.
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