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4.6 out of 10

Sony DCR HC26E

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Reviews and Problems with Sony DCR HC26E

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Overall 4


berlantliu, epinions.com
21 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Actually I can't complain about the camera features and I can't comment on the recording quality bec
  • Pros: It's small and fits well in the hand
  • Cons: Lousy software renders this camera useless.
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Overall 8

Great home video camera

jajaja15, epinions.com
18 January 2008
  • Excerpt: This camera is awesome. I have used it to record a friend's wedding and just capture footage around
  • Pros: Compact, Quality, Easy to use, cheap as dirt!
  • Cons: Had to buy a second battery for prolonged use.
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Overall 2

Poor quality

ahunt01, epinions.com
27 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Unlike other Sony products that I own, the quality of this is reflected in the price.
  • Pros: Cheap price
  • Cons: Poor video & audio quality, image stabilization is a joke, lack of cables and software.
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Overall 2

Don't waste your money!

jlferick, epinions.com
26 June 2007
  • Summary: If you insist on purchasing this camcorder then get the extended warranty. This camcorder really isn't worth the money though. Keep looking for something better!
  • Pros: Fairly inexpensive - apparently because it is meant to be disposable!
  • Cons: No cable included. LCD screen went blank and broke after 30 minutes of recording.
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Overall 8

good indoor camcorder

kharin, epinions.com
28 May 2007
  • Summary: A gem in a crowded field indoors... I think Sony makes great digital products.
  • Pros: quality, video, clarity, and convenience, price,zoom
  • Cons: slight lag in color
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Overall 10

Awesome for Teens

faderdad, epinions.com
30 December 2006
  • Excerpt: I bought a couple of these for my kids and they love them. Very easy to use, even without reading th
  • Pros: Ease of use
  • Cons: No included firewire cable.
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Overall 8

Cam is good but software sucks

draugr, epinions.com
15 December 2006
  • Summary: The DCR-HC26 is pretty cheap now for under 300 dollars. If you get a deal on one go for it. Just use second party software like Windows Movie Maker.
  • Pros: Small, good features, good picture quality when used with windows movie maker or something similar
  • Cons: doesn't come with USB cable, software sucks
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Overall 8

Excellent camera for it's price point.

mopinion8ed, epinions.com
26 October 2006
  • Summary: For anyone wanting a decent camcorder that doesn't break the bank, the DCR-HC26 will do an exceptional quality job.
  • Pros: Excellent day light video, fairly quiet camera, generous 20x zoom, great sound quality.
  • Cons: night video is fair, no light or option to add one, zoom loses some stability
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Overall 10

A lot..for not a lot

radarmd, epinions.com
27 March 2006
  • Summary: Many people tend to "over buy" when it comes to Gadgets. This little camera will do almost everything a camera costing $200-$300 more will do...without the guilt!
  • Pros: Use friendly, Light weight, touch screen LCD, exceptional video and audio quality, Carl Zeiss lens.
  • Cons: Not full digital. Still picture quality is not very good. No USB or S-video cables.
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Overall 8

Great Value, quality, convenience.

mike_white13, epinions.com
19 March 2006
  • Excerpt: I needed a camera to shoot promotional videos for my website.
  • Pros: Touch-panel screen, small size, price, quality, ease of use, zoom, weight, battery life.
  • Cons: No included software, not like you need it. New computers come with Windows Media Player.
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