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Sony HDR-HC3
4.6 out of 10

Sony HDR-HC3

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Sony's HDR-HC3 camcorder

Best Digital Camcorder Reviews
2 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Sony HDR-HC3 4MP High-Definition Handycam MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom Sony HDR-HC3 MiniDV Camcorder Features From the innovators in camcorder technology, Sony's HDR-HC3 camcorder is the industry's smallest and lightest HDV1080i consumer-level camcorder and player (as of February 1, 2006).
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Overall 9
8.8

Expert Review

Easy Camcorder
29 October 2006
  • Excerpt: Quick Review Camcorders: Sony HDR-HC3
  • Pros: - Terrific HDV video at a very reasonable street price - lower than some SD camcorders, - Easy to use and handle, - Huge and sharp 3.5" LCD screen, - None of the workflow issues associated with AVCHD video
  • Cons: - Compared to the HDR-HC1, this camcorder disappoints, - Control dial rather than the superior ring found on the HC1, UX1 and SR1, - No mic or phone jacks make this a point-and-shoot camcorder
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony HDR-HC3 HDV 1080i Handycam

PC Magazine
19 July 2006
  • Conclusion: Sony's HDR-HC3 sets the bar very high, letting consumers film home movies in stunning HD quality.
  • Pros: Incredible video quality. Excellent sound. Performs well in extreme lighting scenarios.
  • Cons: No included software. Instructions should feature more about the benefits and details of high-definition video. Menus are still not very clear. Cheaper than its predecessor, but still pricey.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Handycam HDR-HC3 ( HDV)

CNET
9 May 2006
  • Summary: Though significantly cheaper than Sony's previous consumer HD camcorder, the Sony Handycam HDR-HC3 still offers superb HD video quality.
  • Pros: Excellent video quality; compact; supports both HD and DV resolutions; decent still photos.
  • Cons: No microphone jack; no 24p support; HDV editing and distribution options are limited.
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 10
10

Sony HDR-HC3

PC Authority
23 January 2007
  • Summary: HD camcorders enter the mainstream once and for all. With image quality like this, there’s little reason to spend more.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony HDR-HC3

Good Gear Guide.au
13 July 2006
  • Summary: A great entry to the camcorder market that's perfect for those with HD televisions.
  • Pros: Crystal clear video, decent still pictures, slimmest HD camcorder around, price.
  • Cons: Video transfer software and cables not included, lacks advanced controls, only offers interlaced HD pictures.
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Sony HDR-HC3

digital.floi.net
28 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Test: Sony HDR-HC3 miniDV Camcorder HDV 1080i oder MiniDV SD Die beeindruckende Bildqualität von High Definition Video (HDV) ist nicht nur für Profifilmer inzwischen zum Maßstab geworden. Gestochen sch...
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Expert Review

Потребитель. Экспертиза и Тесты.
10 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Глядя на эту «малышку», чьи размеры не превосходят габариты многих обычных «дивишных» камер, с трудом верится, что конструкторы сумели поместить в нее такое сложное оборудование, которое необходимо для получения изображения стандарта высокой четкости.
  • Pros: прекрасное качество изображения, высокая чувствительность, множество полезных функций и настроек изображения. За последние три месяца камера стала дешевле почти на $300.
  • Cons: возможность получения высококачественного видео не подкреплена достойной звуковой частью. Ручная наводка на резкость возможна только при вертикальном положении монитора.
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Overall 8
7.6

Günstige HD-Qualität: Sony Handycam HDR-HC3

CNET
8 February 2007
  • Summary: Die Sony Handycam HDR-HC3 bietet für ein HD-Modell sowohl kompakte Abmessungen als auch einen attraktiven Preis. Sie ist noch immer nichts für Spontankäufe, aber die hervorragende HD/SD-Videoqualität, die gute Kombination aus automatischen und manuellen Funktionen und die passablen Standfotos geben...
  • Pros: hervorragende Videoqualität, kompakt, unterstützt sowohl HD- als auch DV-Auflösungen, anständige Standfotos
  • Cons: kein Mikrofonanschluss, keine 24p-Unterstützung, die Möglichkeiten zum Bearbeiten und zur Weitergabe von HD-Videomaterial sind begrenzt
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Sony HDR-HC3

slashCAM
5 February 2007
  • Conclusion: Acht Monate nach seinem Erscheinen wirkt der Sony HDR-HC3 schon überholt. Die Konkurrenz (HV10) bietet mehr Bildqualität (bei schlechterer Ergonomie) und auch alle übrigen Modelle aus dem eigenen Stall wirken irgendwie runder: Der nach wie vor erhältliche HC1 kostet auf der Straße zwar ca.
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