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Sony HDR-HC5
4.7 out of 10

Sony HDR-HC5

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Overall 8
8.0

This Sony camcorder gives great high definition video for an affordable price

Amazon
23 January 2010
  • Summary: This Sony hi-def camcorder (filming in 1080i) provides a lot of value for the price. The key to "home movies" is always going to be the quality of the media on which you are putting your recording, and on to that end, this camcorder delivers very, very well for a relatively inexpensive price.
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Overall 10
10

Great Camera

Michael M., Newegg
25 November 2007
  • Summary: Fairly expensive when I got it - about $100.00 more than it is currently.
  • Pros: Quality seems to be great. Settings are very straight forward.
  • Cons: Becomes unreliable when it comes to poor lighting. Not seen a light anywhere on the camera. Night vision mode is ok, but who works like that? :-)
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Camcorder

Michael M., Newegg
8 July 2007
  • Summary: You need a pretty good computer in order to import your videos in High Definition. If your computer is lacking, then the import will drop frames.
  • Pros: Pretty good still-shots. Video is very nice and clear.
  • Cons: I required a different firewire head than the one provided, so I had to go out and buy one since it was incompatible with my card.
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Overall 10
10

Great Choice!

Joe F., Newegg
2 May 2007
  • Pros: Let's be honest, the reason why we buy an HD camcorder is for the picture. The picture on this camera is fantastic. I zoom in on flowers and am able to clearly see the aphids sitting on the pedals. The touch screen LCD is a nice touch. Using features like the spot focus allow the user to touch th...
  • Cons: The only downside to the touch screen LCD is that sometimes you mistakingly touch the wrong button. It is definitely not designed for those with large fingers.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Quality of Video and Still Pictures

forumans, Amazon
10 April 2007
  • Summary: Video quality is excellent. 1080p video looks crystal clear on my tv. Even low light recording came out so perfect. XV colors are very vibrant and bright. Both 4MP standard photo and 3MP wide angle photo are excellent quality. In fact, I first thought of purchasing a separate still camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, not as good as hoped

WhistlingMtn, Amazon
10 April 2007
  • Summary: I bought this while living in Hawaii and sold it a little before moving. The whole process of getting it from dv to file format was just too annoying for me. The quality of the video was pretty good, not as high as hoped. The slow motion capture was a nice feature, but was pretty restrictive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good HD Vodeo Camera

Raman Sridharan, Amazon
10 April 2007
  • Summary: I have had this camera for about 2 1/2 years now, and it is an extremely good camera overall. I chose this over the Hard drive versions for 3 main reasons; tapes can be easily purchaced when the ones you are using are full, tapes arent susceptible to damage from jerky motion, and it was about $100...
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellant camera; excellant quality; small buttons

Jeffery M. Silva, Amazon
10 April 2007
  • Summary: This is a great camera that takes very high quality pictures. I am actually really happy with the still pictures it takes as well. Be careful you have looked into all your software editing info before purchasing (be prepared to spend a couple hundred dollars for a codec to out the hd video) that...
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding camera

Dr. Funkenstein, Amazon
10 April 2007
  • Summary: I am extremely pleased with this camera. I have been shooting and editing video as a hobby for about 10 years and am thrilled with the image quality of this lens and the processor. If you are going to buy it, my only recommendation is to make sure your computer can handle editing HD video.
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Overall 10
10

Exceptional HD Camcorder

DF, Amazon
10 April 2007
  • Summary: If you have an HDTV at home and appreciate the HD quality channels, this camcorder is a must companion for your family and your HDTV. It is compact and user friendly with lots of useful features and the HD (1080i) video quality is stunning.
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