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Sony DCR-HC38

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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 The only other problem I've found so far, is that according to Geek Squad and others, Mini-DV is obsolete.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

Sony DCR-HC38 Review

S. Shaver, Amazon
30 March 2008
  • Summary: Great value, easy to use. Good quality video, can't beat the 40X and features. I would recommend this camcorder to anyone looking for a quality, easy to use product on a low budget. But don't be fooled by the price, this camcorder has a better quality picture than my JVC that I paid $700.00 for three years ago.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Camera for the Money

F. Banfell "Mullet Master", Amazon
13 February 2008
  • Summary: I bought this camera as I wanted one that was easily carried because I travel a great deal. I read all the reviews prior to buying it and it has lived up to my expectations and the quality of the videos taken is excellent. I had second thoughts about it not having a light but it takes good videos in low ambient light conditions and the "night shot" feature works well. It is a very user friendly camera right out of the box.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not a bad deal

Ally, Amazon
7 January 2008
  • 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

Solid Camcorder

Douglas J. Barnum "Technical Wizard", Amazon
22 December 2007
  • Summary: This is the second camcorder I've owned and third I've used. I am amazed at how lightweight the unit is that it's possible to record a whole fifth graders band concert without feeling one's arm will fall off! I also use Linux at home on my personal computer and the camcorder just worked via the "firewire" (IEEE 1394) connection. This is a very important feature for me. So far it has performed flawlessly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, But Upgrading!

C. Noble "cherNoble", Amazon
25 November 2007
  • 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

Great all around camera

JASON, Amazon
9 October 2007
  • 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

Great

Richard Cruz, Amazon
23 August 2007
  • Summary: Outstanding everything I expected. I am ok with stuff, but not an expert this was easy to use and great picture. Only problem did not know that I had to have firewire to get it on computer. Once I got a port it gets great pictures. Only reason I did not give it a 5.
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