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Sony HDR-HC5

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Overall 8
8.0

Good HD Vodeo Camera

Raman Sridharan, Amazon
18 June 2009
  • 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 cheaper. It would help to have drag and drop capabilities, as to transfer video to a computer you do still have to play the tape in real time. The video quality is good.
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Overall 8
8.0

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

William Dailey, Amazon
23 January 2008
  • 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. I bought it for about $1,000 in NYC in March 2007 just before a family trip that was to include the Grand Canyon.
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Overall 8
8.0

HDR-HC5 Review

Victor W. Michnowicz, Amazon
4 December 2007
  • Summary: So far I have found this to be a great camera. Here are a few of my observations so far. Video Quality: The video quality this this takes is great. However, there must be sufficient lighting. In a dimly light room, for instance, the video accumulates a fair bit of grain. But by adding a few more lights, or taking it outside on a nice day, your videos will rival that of broadcast HDTV. Sound: Like most all camcorders the sound is very average.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camcorder

K. Bravo, Amazon
10 October 2007
  • Summary: So far this has been a great camera Although I haven't actually tried to record at night, the picture quality during the day is amazing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellant camera; excellant quality; small buttons

Jeffery M. Silva, Amazon
4 September 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 goes for any HD camera though. This camera has some quality loss in dark scenes but you just have know how to adjust the camera to correct this.
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Overall 8
8.0

I didn't want to buy Sony, but...

D. Finkenzeller "petrafinkenzeller.com", Amazon
6 May 2007
  • Summary: Well, I didn't want to buy another Sony Handycam, but there's very few alternatives to choose from. I made my choice at short notice and without doing any research in store - the worst possible place, but I've ended up with a great quality camcorder. It's simple to use and produces great quality images, but best of all it's not using a Sony propriety format, it uses the industry standard miniDV format.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Yandex
31 May 2010
  • Excerpt: В сравнении с обычными SD камерами по качеству картинки - берите не пожалеете. Если планируете снимать качественный SD контент - это самое оно (в камере есть железный HD - SD преобразователь) Для HD контента не советую: по всем обзорам камера слегка мылит картинку именно в высоком разрешении (что совсем незаметно с обычном разрешении) ну и проблемы с фокусом очень хорошо видны именно на высоком разрешении.
  • Pros: 1 Качество изображения 2 Стабилизатор 3 Кассета как носитель (как бы странно это сейчас не звучало)
  • Cons: 1 Все отвечают плавающий фокус - это самое ужасное в камере. Он заметно плавает и часто фокусируется на заднике вместо человека на переднем плане. В динамике мало заметно, в статике можно пользоваться точечным фокусом. 2 Фотык и кнопка его активации - качество фотографий не очень кнопка постоянно нажимается вместо трансфокатора. Очень бесит. 3 Мало железный кнопок, все управление через дисплей, мало удобно и неоперативно. 4 баланс белого иногда мажет. Не сильно, до ви...
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Overall 8
8.0

Das Farbtalent Sony Handycam HDR-HC5E

Hollgo, Dooyoo
1 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Ein HDV-Camcorder, der einfach nur tolle und farbtreue Aufnahmen liefert - leider ohne Mikroeingang
  • Pros: + Spitzenmässige Farbtreue + Hervorragender Nightshot + Einstellungsmöglichkeiten
  • Cons: - kein Mikrophon & Kopfhörerausgang - systembedingt lange Einspielzeiten
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Overall 8
8.0

Das Farbtalent Sony Handycam HDR-HC5E

Hollgo, Dooyoo
1 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Ein HDV-Camcorder, der einfach nur tolle und farbtreue Aufnahmen liefert - leider ohne Mikroeingang
  • Pros: + Spitzenmässige Farbtreue + Hervorragender Nightshot + Einstellungsmöglichkeiten
  • Cons: - kein Mikrophon & Kopfhörerausgang - systembedingt lange Einspielzeiten
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Overall 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
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Battery performance 8
8.0

Das Farbenwunder

Hollgo, Ciao
9 February 2010
  • Summary: 2008 war es soweit - ich wechselte durch den Kauf einer Sony HDR HC5 ins Lager der "HD-Filmer". Das war wieder ein weiterer Meilenstein meiner "Filmkarriere", die ich vor "damals" exakt 20 Jahren anno 1988 mit einer Blaupunkt CR 5000, einer VHS(C) Kamera mit Mono-Ton, gestartet hatte. 1. So kam ich zur Sony Der Einstieg ins HD-Lager war von mir schon von langer Hand vorbereitet worden.
  • Pros: +  Spitzenmässige Farbtreue  +  Hervorragender Nightshot  +  Einstellungsmöglichkeiten
  • Cons: -  kein Mikrophon & Kopfhörerausgang  -  systembedingt lange Einspielzeiten
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