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Sony HDR-HC9

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

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Overall 8
8.0

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 8
8.0

Very nice camcorder for non-professional use

Nathan Andersen "Gadget lover and author of S..., Amazon
20 January 2010
  • Summary: The best reason to buy this camcorder is if you don't want to fuss too much with it but want to get the best picture you can. This camera takes great video, and really lives up to the name of "Handycam." It's easy to use, and even if you set it on automatic (or "Easy") you are going to get good picture. I picked this up as a backup camera on a small documentary shoot, and it worked very well for me.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony HDR-HC9 6MP MiniDV High Definition Camcorder

Christopher Brown "www.filmphotoweb.com", Amazon
20 January 2010
  • Summary: Had a heck of a time getting the film into my Mac, and I do this for a living, so it shouldn't have been this hard, but once I got that figured out (put the tapes into a stand-alone deck) everything else came up roses. Great picture quality. Not bad audio. I can attach a wireless lavaliere microphone, which works pretty good. Would be nice to be able to control the audio in levels of the mic.
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Overall 8
8.0

Smaller is better...sometimes

Stephen T. Ellis "ellismania", Amazon
20 January 2010
  • Summary: The Sony HDR-HC9 is a great camera in a small package. The HDV footage is stunning in clarity. The Super SteadyShot really works well as long as fast zooms and pans aren't in the plan. The NightShot is super fun to use at dimly lit parties and events. Smooth Slow Record is a blast! Tape something with lots of motion (volleyball serve, trampoline flip) and dissect it. Coonectivity is great with component video, AV, and HDMI outputs.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good camera, bad support

J. Brooks, Amazon
20 January 2010
  • Summary: This is our first HD camera, so we didn't really know what to expect. (Note that for video review, we played the output via HDMI to our Sony Bravia 46" HD TV.) In full light, the picture is fantastic; you get some blur and artifacts during movement or in shadows, but I don't know if that is normal or not for an HD camera, so I'll take that at face value. Night shooting without the IR light (Nightshot) is pretty grainy, even with an add-on light.
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Overall 8
8.0

watch out for editing issues

N. Olson, Amazon
2 December 2008
  • Summary: I purchased an HDR-HD7 years ago and enjoyed it until it failed to accept tapes. I fought with Sony for a while since I had found that others had experienced the same failure, finally taking them to small claims court. I had had the camera for about 1 1/2 years prior to the failure, well beyond the stingy warranty. Eventually Sony rolled over and gave me a refund.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony HDR-HC9 6MP MiniDV

TechnoGeek, Rate it all!
15 July 2008
  • Summary: I picked up this camera back in March 2008 for a one day Amazon sale of only $[...]. Amazing price! The detailed reviews are spot on. Video is stunning to say the least. I firmly believe that HDV is THE way to go still for many reasons. Highest bit rate of all HD Camcorders, The tapes are CHEAP these days and you can use regular tapes just fine, no need for any expensive HD tapes. An 8 pack of DV tapes can be had for less than $[...] at Costco or Sams club.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camera, Great Video, just one small note.

Amazon
15 July 2008
  • Summary: I picked up this camera back in March 2008 for a one day Amazon sale of only $[...]. Amazing price! The detailed reviews are spot on. Video is stunning to say the least. I firmly believe that HDV is THE way to go still for many reasons. Highest bit rate of all HD Camcorders, The tapes are CHEAP these days and you can use regular tapes just fine, no need for any expensive HD tapes. An 8 pack of DV tapes can be had for less than $[...] at Costco or Sams club.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony HDR-HC9 6MP MiniDV

A.Serrano, Rate it all!
26 June 2008
  • Summary: I love this camera! The image is good quality and the colors are vivid. I would recomended!! The only thing is that the battery doesnt last long, only about 1 hour so I would recommend a second battery but they are expensive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camcorder

A. Serrano, Amazon
25 June 2008
  • Summary: I love this camera! The image is good quality and the colors are vivid. I would recomended!! The only thing is that the battery doesnt last long, only about 1 hour so I would recommend a second battery but they are expensive.
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