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5.6 out of 10

Sony HDR-HC9

Sony HDR-HC9 The Sony HDR-HC9 is a MiniDV (HDV)-based, hom Read more

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Overall 10

Sony's last camcorder to use tapes & a firewire also uses a USB 2 if needed

paulfschmidt2012, Ebay
9 January 2014
  • Summary: This my second HDR-HC9. I bought it as a back up for my first one, which I've had for about a year. My first Sony HDR was a HDR-HC3, which, after about 9 years of great service, gave up and quit on me. The HDR-HC9 is very similar to operate as the HC3 but it is slightly smaller and has the unique feature of downloading to a computer with either a firewire ieee-1394 for the older computers or a USB2 for the newer computers, which no longer accept firewires.
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Overall 10

Great camcorder,takes great video,fits comfortably in my hand.

laserdrr, Ebay
10 December 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this camcorder because I have the same model that needs repair and I wanted another because it is so dependable and easy to travel with, takes great video and decent photos with flash. It is small enough that it easily fits in my hand and I can carry it around all day when traveling and on the cruise ship also. It is top loading so is easy to change the tapes when mounted on a tripod.
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Overall 10

Great camera in great shape and a really good buy

white5465, Ebay
5 December 2013
  • Summary: This camera is everything I had hoped for. Compact, lightweight and takes great video. I needed something smaller than my Betacam rig to take to the jungles in Ecuador and this is perfect.
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Overall 2

Piece of S***!

David Lobato, Amazon
23 October 2013
  • Summary: What a waste of $750. I bought it on eBay from a reputable camera store. He replaced it. The Sony replaced it. All in about 6-8 months. Had a sound like sonar. Also had a problem that has come back to haunt me in the way of not seeing my son'r first guitar lesson. My wife cannot see it either. The tape runs and no picture. Then there are poritions of the picture. It freezes.
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Overall 2

Fuzzy, blurry image

Skeeter McDeeter "Skeeter", Amazon
2 March 2013
  • Summary: I loved everything about the camera until it started shooting fuzzy, jumpy, blurry images. It's ok for a little while but always starts degrading again after a few minutes of shooting.
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Overall 10

Great video, good price!

tubalipz, Ebay
25 September 2011
  • Summary: This camera is an awesome package for me. Has every conceivable connection for exporting and editing video to a variety of formats and records great audio as well. We are just getting acquainted with it, but so far it has exceeded our expectations.
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Overall 4

may be good camera, but editing is forcefully now on the computer

habadzi, Ebay
25 April 2011
  • Summary: I have used an older Sony camera to edit video on the memory stick. After I bought this camera I found out that this feature is disabled now. Users must first input all the tape in the computer and then edit. The quality may be great, but I now must carry the two camcorders and edit on the old one. It's a shame Sony ruined their product.
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Overall 8

Great Sony Camera but with some Caveats

Javier Borja, Amazon
15 February 2011
  • Summary: Let me start with the good: The picture quality is amazing in bright and dark rooms the camera captures clear crisp videos. It is very light so you can shoot all day if you need to, without the need for a stand. It is easy to transfer photos and video from your camera with the cables and software provided by the manufacturer. You can easily connect your camera to the TV to view any footage you have taken.
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Overall 6

it's alright...

Cheryl, Amazon
21 January 2011
  • Summary: I've had this camera for about a year and a half and I've gotten pretty annoyed with the video quality. Being a $1,000 camcorder, I was expecting exceptional video quality. But, usually the footage comes out noisy/grainy and the camera takes forever to focus when moving around a lot. Also, it's pretty horrible in low light conditions and after importing the footage into iMovie, it looked like the exposure was turned up a bit. PROS: 1) Really awesome night vision!
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Overall 2

Great!! For the short time it worked. Now it's JUNK

Tony S "Strange Brew", Amazon
21 September 2010
  • Summary: A $1000 camera should last a little longer with minimal use. Sony has included great features with this camera and the picture quality is great... But look up C:32:11 error on the internet including the HC9 and you will see how many people are facing the same problem. Follow my advice, CHOOSE a different camcorder!!
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