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Sony-dcr-hc38.134999
4.9 out of 10

Sony DCR-HC38

Take brilliant, colorful video with the Sony MiniDV Handycam DCR Read more

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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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony minicam

Coach 14, Amazon
3 October 2012
  • Summary: The Sony minicam that we ordered work very well. We use it to capture video for sports analysis. To do this we need a minicam that has a FireWire port. The camera that we ordered was shown with the port and came properly packed and in good working order. It included a note from the vendor that if we had any problem with it, return it within 30 days. The unit is working well and we are very pleased with our purchase.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty awesome

dllo3649, Ebay
25 January 2011
  • Summary: Great Camera! I primarily use mine for ghost hunting, and this camera definitely fits my needs. Nightshot works good, though, I do wish there was more infrared light. For what it is, it's pretty good, but in no light situations, it's not great. That, however, is a problem that can be overlooked. The only other problem I've found so far, is that according to Geek Squad and others, Mini-DV is obsolete. So finding transfer USB cables can be hassle.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not a bad deal

Ally, Amazon
20 October 2009
  • Summary: I had researched for 2 weeks before I made a purchase on this video camera. I was started to look for one using USB connection but the picture quality is not what I wanted. I came across with the HD type as well but according to what I read it may not have the quality I wanted and the disk space usually save up to only 30 mins of good quality video. Anyway I back to the basic and get a Mini DV. In short I brought this according to all different review.
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Overall 8
8.0

nice camcorder, LCD menu is not user friendly

aric "aric", Amazon
20 October 2009
  • Summary: works great in low light condition. However, it took me a long time to get familiar with the LCD touch screen menu. Compare to Cannon model I owned before, it is not user friendly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, But Upgrading!

C. Noble "cherNoble", Amazon
20 October 2009
  • Summary: Well, I purchased this product refurbished around a month ago. I carried this baby around with me and made multiple films in the breif period of time. I could not love a human child more than i loved this camera. But about a week ago, the camera would no longer turn on. I hope this does not discorage any potential buyers, i think that it may have been a problem with a refurbished product.
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Overall 8
8.0

More on HC-38

Art Vandelay "Redbike", Amazon
20 October 2009
  • Summary: I agree with the first review posted here for the most part. I will add that I have tried the software and was not impressed. First, upon installation I received an error message that said the software was not Windows certified, and that the installation could cause my system to become unstable. Well, it did. After installation, my system crashed on a daily basis. I have sensed uninstalled and contacted Sony.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great all around camera

JASON, Amazon
20 October 2009
  • Summary: I don't have a huge amount of experience with camcorders, and this is my first ever use of a MiniDV camera. I can say it's very easy to use, lightweight, and meets all my expectations. Also, even though it's not advertised as being Mac compatible, I had no trouble getting this to work with iMovie and my Mac. It was truly plug & play. iMovie will import a separate clip for each time the recording was stopped.
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Overall 8
8.0

worth the price

John "bobby", Amazon
20 October 2009
  • Summary: I found this product to be good and meets my requirements. off-course this is a sony product. Easy to handle, operate and the quality of audio and video is really appreciative and worth the price. I feel I made a good decision by buying this product.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Value For Money

Ian May "Eyebee", Amazon
20 October 2009
  • Summary: I have had a sony Hi-8 Camcorder for ten years now, and was genereally pleased with it. However, I wanted to go digital. I didn't want to spend too much money, certainly not on my first digital venture. I did a lot of online reading, and got the impression that HDD cameras didn't perform too well, and mini DVD limits your time, so went for miniDV. I have had the camera just over a week at the time of writing. Pros: Good clear image. Audio Quality. Nightshot Plus. Ilink.
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