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Sony-hdr-hc5.134809
5.4 out of 10

Sony HDR-HC5

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Overall 6
6.0

Works quite well

Fernando Guerrero "f3rn4ndrum5", Amazon
5 August 2008
  • Summary: This camera works With ideal conditions, the camera can capture very impressive HDV footage,but with less light... it can be, well... not so good I got this camera for home use, I own professional Sony HD cameras, so Sony is always my top choice. For home use, its ok Note: The deck transports are very good for a camera this cheap, and the lens is above average. see ya!
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, not as good as hoped

WhistlingMtn, Amazon
3 May 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. The compact size was great and it was relatively easy to handle on the go.
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Overall 6
6.0

So-so...

Thiskicks, Amazon
2 March 2007
  • Summary: Good design, but I was disappointed with picture quality. Not as sharp as HD content is supposed to be, just a bit better than a DVD. Noticeable noise in low light conditions. The 2.1 megapixel matrix is obviously not sufficient. HDR-HC7 makes a better choice, but I haven't tried it yet.
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Overall 6
6.0

Unfortunately a big opportunity was missed

M. Morley "morleym", Amazon
2 January 2010
  • Summary: This camcorder could have been great but for the imager upgrade. In my view it is a step backwards from Sonys previous top notch HDR-HC3. They changed the imager and pixel count to improve it but instead we ended up with a insignificant stills performance increase, a poorer low light performance and a inferior steady shot stabilisation system.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

An excellent amateur DV camera - but will DV last?

bern5hond, Ciao
10 June 2007
  • Excerpt: For reasons which are not fully clear production of this sophisticated camcorder was stopped. But it seems that the whole DV tape system is being phased out. It is not as superior as the - much more expensive - 7 model, which is temporarily unavailable, but it remains a worthy successor to the DCR-TRV range. The HD 1081i format remains a gimmick so long as commercial TV at this standard is not yet widely available.
  • Pros: compact
  • Cons: expensive
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

SONY HDR-HC5E

lawjlove, Ciao
21 April 2007
  • Excerpt: This is a really great product, quite compact and very easy and convinient to use, exspecially for those individuals who are not so good with technology like me!!!! It is also very easy to carry around with you, another great SONY product to add to their collection!!! The image is very clear and precise and can be adjusted using the easy to use controls/buttons.
  • Pros: Quite easy to use, you dont need to be extremly tecnological to use this product
  • Cons: you have to read the instructions in depth if you are not a very technological person
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Overall 6
6.0

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Invitado, es.shoomo.com
21 July 2012
  • Summary: Im not going to make a camera rtdemmoncaeion because I dont get into still camera video too much. I will offer one piece of advice though.Before you buy your camera with video check the video format the camera saves video files with. The .mov file format is troublesome to work with. Not all viewing and editing software will work with all video formats.
  • Pros: oyNqGCcYrOuEabi.
  • Cons: aApNTdnpTTDrvcYf.
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Overall 6
6.0

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Invitado, es.shoomo.com
20 July 2012
  • Summary: Hola Fabie1n, saludos desde Colombia, he seiudgo a trave9s de la pe1gina toda esta aventura, esperando ansiosamente cada capedtulo nuevo .; me surge una pregunta motera , dado que a trave9s de la ruta se presentan diversos caminos, unos bien pavimentados, otros llenos de cre1teres, vedas destapadas , que tipo de llantas utilizas?, has cambiado de marca o continuas fiel a la mismas con las que iniciaste esta traveseda?, cuales son tus impresiones de estas llantas?
  • Pros: HAaPxkXBtDGquQVQsT.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Monitor4ik, Yandex
18 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Сейчас таких уже нигде нет..
  • Pros: 1.цена/качество 2.классная картинка при хорошем освещении. 3.Носитель кассета(на любителя) 4.Прикольное макро.
  • Cons: 1.У двоих знакомых через год использования отказывается капчить. 2.Через год появляются проблемы с рассинхроном видео. 3.Очень резкий зум(по сравнению с HC7E. 4.Глупый автофокус при тёмном освещении 5.При тёмном освещении качество картинки очень плохое.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Yandex
11 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Неплохая камера. Хорошая цветопередача, отличное качество картинки, но фокусировка расстроила. На увеличении фокус почти не фокусируется. Да и часто "плавает".
  • Pros: Неплохой дизайн, хороший стабилизатор, приятный цвет, хорошо работает при слабой освещенности
  • Cons: Слабая конструкция, особенно проблемен кассетный отсек. Плавает фокус, особенно на увеличении. Снимать на увеличении достаточно проблемотично.
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