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5.8 out of 10

Sony HDR-HC5

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Sony HDR-HC5

Kenneth Macleod, Amazon
12 July 2013
  • Summary: My Sony HDR-HC5 arrived in Canada in the condition as reported (As New). Thank you for your honesty in describing this product. I was in a desperate situation after my own Sony camcorder died, leaving me with no camcorder to play my DV tapes. Thank you.
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Excellent Quality of Video and Still Pictures

forumans, Amazon
30 September 2011
  • 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. But, after seeing the quality of still picts by this HD camera, I decided no extra still camera is required.
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Good picture quality

Erich Maria Remarque, Amazon
14 November 2009
  • Summary: I use this camcorder at work on a daily basis. It's portable, but slightly heavy. A carrying case is a must. I've used it primarily to shoot video for editing in Final Cut Pro. FCP can recognize and directly control it via the Capture and Log window (when using the Firewire connection). The picture quality is great, especially when shooting in 1080. A tripod, however, yields better and more professional results.
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Great!!!!

laura, B&H Photo
27 May 2008
  • Summary: We really enjoy the camcorder. We live in Argentina and we have triplets!!!! So, you can imagine, that we have many moments that we want to keep. Definitely, the small size and high the definition are a remarcable pro.
  • Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality, Versatile
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Great!!!!

laura, B&H Photo
27 May 2008
  • Summary: We really enjoy the camcorder. We live in Argentina and we have triplets!!!! So, you can imagine, that we have many moments that we want to keep. Definitely, the small size and high the definition are a remarcable pro.
  • Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality, Versatile
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does the job

cello mom, B&H Photo
10 April 2008
  • Summary: I use this camera to record music lessons and playback for review, on an almost daily basis. I had an older Sony digi handycam that lasted 4.5 years (same usage) until its focusing mechanism broke down. I was so happy with that camera that I went out and bought this current one as replacement. These are such great products, easy to use, easy to carry around, easy to plug in for playback, download, etc. The HD has a much better picture too than my old camera).
  • Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
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does the job

cello mom, B&H Photo
10 April 2008
  • Summary: I use this camera to record music lessons and playback for review, on an almost daily basis. I had an older Sony digi handycam that lasted 4.5 years (same usage) until its focusing mechanism broke down. I was so happy with that camera that I went out and bought this current one as replacement. These are such great products, easy to use, easy to carry around, easy to plug in for playback, download, etc. The HD has a much better picture too than my old camera).
  • Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
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HDR-HC5

David, B&H Photo
31 January 2008
  • Summary: I have been videoing wedding for 25 years, and have used all types of video camers. I find this a great camcorder for weddings, the lux reading is 1.5 which is great. The only thing that I would chance is the sutter speed. It is set from the factory at 30. I manually change it to 60.
  • Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
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HDR-HC5

David, B&H Photo
31 January 2008
  • Summary: I have been videoing wedding for 25 years, and have used all types of video camers. I find this a great camcorder for weddings, the lux reading is 1.5 which is great. The only thing that I would chance is the sutter speed. It is set from the factory at 30. I manually change it to 60.
  • Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
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Outstanding camera

Dr. Funkenstein, Amazon
25 January 2008
  • 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. It is MUCH more data than standard "Mini DV" or Digital Video and will be extremely taxing on your computer's processor.
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