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Sony DCR-HC96

alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 reviews of Sony DCR-HC96. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the viewfinder, while there are some critical reviews about the memory and battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC96 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-HC96

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC96 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and portability. The price and image quality are also appreciated, but reviews about the color and design are different. There are some negative comments about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, image quality, price, portability, zoom

battery, reliability, durability, viewfinder

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-HC96

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC96 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the memory. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, portability, image quality, size, reliability

memory

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC96

 

Excellent video quality, a broad feature set, and decent photos make the Sony Handycam DCR-HC96 an excellent choice for those seeking a compact MiniDV camcorder. Navigating the small touch screen may encourage you to stick with its automatic features,...

Sharp, colourful video ; Compact size ; Decent photo quality

Poor battery life ; Cumbersome menus poorly matched with the small touch-screen LCD

Photo quality is also better than a camcorder typically produces. The DCR-HC96's 3-megapixel images look sharp and detailed, with accurate colour reproduction and a low level of noise. However, the images are somewhat soft, and with a lack of detail...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC96

 

Among SD cameras in this price SONY HC96E is the best!

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC96

 

Realy good camera

Exelent low light movies ; The best I saw so far ; good in good light ; The review is Exelent

Like the review say,baterie live is not great

May, 2007

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