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Sony DCR-HC42

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Overall 10

For being used, this camcorder is a great product

Mendy, Amazon
30 March 2014
  • Summary: My Sony DCR-HC42 1MP MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder w/12x Optical arrived on time and in good condition. I needed to buy a Sony MiniDV camcorder because I needed to record from 2 angles, and because I had several Sony accessories and didn't want to buy a whole new product line. This Sony was the ticket. It is very similar to the camcorder I already have, plus the accessories fit this used camera like a glove. I am very happy with this purchase.
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Overall 10

Quality picture, many accessories, and export/recording capabilities

gtanner99, Ebay
22 April 2012
  • Summary: Its the only camera that could find that has the A/V output option, so I can basically input/output any signal in any direction to any other device.
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Overall 8

wished to have it but could not

zuzadesignbay, Ebay
6 December 2011
  • Summary: This is a good camcorder, had shot hundreds tapes, am used to it, would love to have it to maintain the original old minitapes. Unfortunately never received from eBAY - falsely advertized. DCR-HC42E = PAL system and DC-RHC42 = NTSC system. I hope this is enough funny review.
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Overall 10

Sony DCR-HC42 1MP MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder w/12x Optical

Santiago, Amazon
7 August 2011
  • Summary: The product arrived quickly, I had some small problems but the seller helped me to fix and everything is working well, this seller is highly recommended, very serious and accomplished, you and done lots of tests all functions of the camera and I work very well.
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Overall 10

Sony... It's worth fixing! Made with module style boards.

mikeyfive, Ebay
11 June 2011
  • Summary: I bought this unit for parts. I ended up not using it. This unit has problems and I'm going to buy another inexpensive one and put the two together. Or a security cam... CON: This does shoot wide screen but in 420p. PRO:Nice touch screen controls, for all those oldies like me who can't see those button lettering. You can stream direct to computer drive/internet via firewire. Many lens adapters and underwater housing can be had for cheap right now.
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Overall 10

Fully Satisfied

kuja, Amazon
30 December 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this camcorder to transfer my old data from the tapes to my computer. Because of the very detailed product information , I could choose the right camcorder with the reasonable price. The camcorder looks new and works well. And it was delivered surprisingly soon after my purchase. The package contained an extra filter and a new tape but it was missing the CD-ROM"Picture Package",the Wireless Remote Commander, and the USB cable. I do not need these items.
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Overall 2

Stay away from camera, LCD stopped working camera becomes useless

Alex, Amazon
29 November 2010
  • Summary: I had this camera for about 5 years now. I probably recorded around (4 - 5) 60 minute cassette tapes during this time period and the camera LCD screen stopped working. When this happens the camera becomes useless because you cannot view/record/playback or do anything with the camera. The viewfinder is also blank. I talked to a sony service representative and it looks like the camera needs to be serviced by a technician. Now I'm going to have to pay money for repairs.
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Overall 10

very good digital camcorder

arvidazen1, Ebay
21 October 2010
  • Summary: Nothing to say negative about this camcorder. Nice looking, hard casting, easily handled and full options that others don't have. Sony make good products particularly in video. This camcorder is digital tape and and is 100% software compatible, as others with cd or hd or sd that suffer of incompatibility format. Don't miss it if you have opportunity to buy a used one.
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Overall 10

No Need in Spending Three Days Reading The Instructions

wzrd, Ebay
6 March 2010
  • Summary: This is one of those things that you are able to learn to use by of the demonstration in the store from the electronic geek that is going to make a 10% commission... This Is a five-star item!
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Overall 6

sony dv camcorder

Michelina Dinicola "Michela", Amazon
30 January 2010
  • Summary: While I try to purchase Sony ,when purchasing electronics. I am frustrated with the camcorder .My sd disk does not work in it-I had to purchase one for Sony-then I have to buy a different cable so I can hook it up to my computer. Many extras are needed in order to download to my computer.
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