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Sony HDR-HC9
5.0 out of 10

Sony HDR-HC9

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camera, Great Video, just one small note.

Amazon
15 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice camcorder for non-professional use

Nate, Amazon
11 September 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Sony Camera but with some Caveats

Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 September 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

... pictures of the exact movement I want on sports like horses

Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 September 2008
  • Summary: just what I needed since I can edit the tape by pausing and then take a pictures of the exact movement I want on sports like horses
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Overall 8
8.0

Smaller is better...sometimes

Stephen T. Ellis, Amazon
9 September 2008
  • 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!
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Overall 8
8.0

Good camera, bad support

J. Brooks, Amazon
9 September 2008
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony HDR-HC9 6MP MiniDV High Definition Camcorder

Christopher Brown, Amazon
9 September 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lots of features, very complicated

Christian M. Peterson, Amazon
9 September 2008
  • Summary: I've been playing with my HDR-HC9 for only about one month now, so I am still not familiar with all the bells and whistles. The big positive feature - I think this camcorder has just about everything one could ask for in a small package.
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Overall 8
8.0

watch out for editing issues

N. Olson, Amazon
9 September 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camcorder

AC Cosmetics, Amazon
9 September 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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