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Sony DCR-HC38
4.5 out of 10

Sony DCR-HC38

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Reviews and Problems with Sony DCR-HC38

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Overall 2
2.0

No longer supported by windows.

d, Amazon
1 July 2015
  • Summary: No longer works with windows operating system...worthless these days. Once your movie is on the mini dv disc it is there forever.... I was greatly disappointed because otherwise it was a good video camera....
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

gerardo cazenave, Amazon
9 January 2015
Overall 10
10

Great value

kolso2013, Ebay
10 February 2014
  • Summary: Easy of use, reliable, viewfinder enables you to see what you are recording from a wide range of angles. Good idea to have extra battery if you record extended sessions without plugging in.
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Overall 10
10

Happy buyers!

Marillyn Marestaing, Amazon
5 January 2014
  • Summary: The seller was completely honest! The packaging was perfect, as was the price! Our same camera's door would not close, So this was great and arrived in time to video our son's wedding!
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Overall 4
4.0

Waste of money

Sandeep, Amazon
30 December 2013
  • Summary: When I bought it, I did not realize that it would be hard to download movies onto a computer. I tried various gimmicks, but could not get the camcorder to talk with my DELL laptop even though the Sony software said that everything looked good.
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Overall 2
2.0

Obsolete technology. Do not buy this camera

J. Horrell "rockcrawler", Amazon
26 December 2013
  • Summary: Unless you have a computer with 1394 (firewire) capability do not buy this camcorder. Firewire technology is obsolete as well so the chances of getting long term use out of this is non-exsistent. The DV to USB is only good for viewing on a monitor and does not allow for editing.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad investment

Trailman, Amazon
26 October 2013
  • Summary: When I first bought this camera in 2007, it retailed for around $400. The DV tape technology was a bit awkward then and turned out to be short-lived. From today's perspective, it was a mad product strategy on part of the manufacturers.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not match up with need

Johanes, Amazon
18 March 2013
  • Summary: I selected this mini cam-coder based on Top Ten Review then I decided to purchase it, unfortunately I did not read specification carefully that the media recording was MINI DV (using mini cassette) only we can't use SD memory card for recording. It was my reason to send back to the seller.
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Overall 2
2.0

LCD and USB challenged

Closeted Bookworm "dancing bookworm", Amazon
25 February 2013
  • Summary: When LCD screen dies, and trust me, it will, your camera and review settings are virtually impossible to use. The only off-screen accessible settings are the power on/off, REC (start/stop), easy. You will not be able to review your video.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works as expected

Segret, Amazon
29 January 2013
  • Summary: Bought this to download mini DV tapes from years past. It's working great. The company customer service was excellent too
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