Sony Handycam HDR-HC5 Digital Camcorder - 2.7" LCD - CMOS

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Capture high definition and standard definition video to a MiniDV cassette with the HDR-HC5 high definition camcorder. Record every detail of every moment with the 10x optical/80x digital zoom and Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens. However, you'll be capturing more than just video with the 4.0 megapixels still image feature. Snap spectacular 2.3 megapixels photos while filming in dual record mode. The HDR-HC5 even slows down the audio. Get it all and get it in high definition with this amazing camcorder.


Quick Glance

Recording Media: Tape Media, Memory Card, MiniDV

LCD Screen Size: 2.7 in

Interface Connection: 1 x Audio/Video Out, 1 x i.Link, 1 x USB, 1 x Component Video Out, 1 x S-Video Out, 1 x HDMI, 1 x LANC, 1 x DC Power In

Image Stabilization: Electronic

normalized-Weight: 21.12

normalized-Optical Zoom: 10


Summary

Product Title: Sony Handycam HDR-HC5 Digital Camcorder - 2.7" LCD - CMOS

Manufacturer: Sony

Power Score: 4.2 | 9 Reviews


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Product Reviews (9)

Sony HDR-HC5 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Strengths: Small and compact. Beautiful High Def picture.

Weakness: Poor picture in low light, motor noise.

This is a great Sony compact high def camcorder. It uses minidv tape which will get you a good 60 min of high def video. It has a 4 meg still camera built-in which uses Sony memory stick. This feature comes in very handy when you want to take still pictures. It's light and has a small form factor. It will give you great HD home video picture without shelling out a lot of $$$. Highly recommend it.
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By htny01k - Jul 17, 2008

Great HD camcorder at affordable price

Strengths: Easy to use, high quality video at day time, 2.7" LCD touch screen

Weakness: Not good video at night, mini DV tape

Overall, this is a great camcorder. The touch screen is realy nice and easy to use. The HD video quality is definitely recommended. The video is great at daytime but not that good at night. Battery life is OK for about 1 hour. Mini DV is not my best choice but I am OK with it. But the price is good compared to other HD camcorder.

By xujacob - Jul 13, 2008

EXCELLENT Value For the Dollar You Spend on this puppy

Strengths: Great Sound, Durable, Simple Controls, Great Features, Versatile, Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality I have been videoing wedding for 5 years, and have used all types of video camers. I find this a great camcorder for weddings, the lux reading

Weakness: The manual functions are not very practical. My only wish is that it had external mic input. You can purchase the little microphone that sits in the hot shoe, but you can not connect an XLR converter to it. The built-in mic is just as good, if not better

Great Sound, Durable, Simple Controls, Great Features, Versatile, Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality I have been videoing wedding for 5 years, and have used all types of video cameras. 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 shutter speed. It is set from the factory at 30. I manually change it to 60....
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By turrmoil - Mar 23, 2008

Good camcorder, but Sony has better models out there

Strengths: HD video, small size, good image quality

Weakness: Poor UI, buttons and ports randomly placed on camera, HD video still looks like camcorder video

We've had this camera for a couple of months now, primarily in anticipation of our new daughter who came a week ago! We've shot indoors, outdoors, people, nature, we've used HD and SD video formats. Overall, it's a good camera, however Sony has a hard drive based HD camcorder for less money with a MUCH better user interface that I wish I had looked into more. The UI on this is really clunky. I...
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By mwerum - Nov 24, 2007

Awesome camcorder! I'm loving it!

Strengths: You just cant beat Sony's Night Shot. I'm also loving the 1080i HD recording.

Weakness: It's hard to find any. I do know in order to improve the night shot I'm going to go and pick up the IR light adapter which will triple the distance for the night shot.

I love the camera so far. The still pictures as well as the video are truly amazing with the 1080i HD. I'm using it for my two passions - my family and paranormal investigations. For the latter Sony's Night Shot can't be beat. Personally I dont feel that the extra 200-300 dollars for the HC7 is worth it, but to each their own.

By claytaylor - Nov 10, 2007

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