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Sony HDR-HC1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews of Sony HDR-HC1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. The battery and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, portability, price, image quality, design

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-HC1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-HC1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony HDR-HC1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and design. The size and price also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the portability.

usability, price, size, design, image quality

reliability

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

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-HC1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Sony HDR-HC1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and usability also get good comments. There are mixed opinions on the viewfinder and battery, while some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, usability, image quality, price, zoom

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Laurence Grayson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-HC1

 

Sony's new HDR-HC1 is the first high-definition video (HDV) camcorder within reach of the consumer videographer.

Affordable HD camcorder

No progressive scan, some design faults

While not without its flaws, the Sony HDR-HC1 can claim the title of being first HDV camcorder available to mainstream consumers

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-HC1

 

A good first effort at a consumer HD camcorder, but only HD fanatics should really consider it.

High-resolution video ; Compact design ; Excellent viewfinder ; Versatile features

Some design quirks ; Some autofocus glitches

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Randolph Ramsay (cnet.com.au)

Sony HDR-HC1 HDV camcorder

 

Sony's HDR-HC1 camcorder is bringing high definition down to a more affordable and aesthetically pleasing form for the average consumer.

High-resolution video ; Compact design ; Excellent viewfinder ; Versatile features

Some design quirks ; Some autofocus glitches

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Bentley Dean (pcauthority.com.au)

Sony HDR-HC1

 

Sony's first CMOS based consumer HD camera brings control and fidelity to images in a package that's hard to beat.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony HDR-HC1 HDV camcorder

 

Almost perfect !!!!!!!

I had record in standard mode, the resolution is very good even display on other camcorder LCD the resolution is better then expected

the viewfinder not big enough, and not using Leica Lens

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"Awesome camera"

 

Almost perfect !!!!!!!

Does the job too well. Excellent device, fairly easy to operate

I got this camera expecting it to be not so good, but its too good for me. The price is a bit high compared to others

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"Awesome camera"

 

Does the job too well. Excellent device, fairly easy to operate

I got this camera expecting it to be not so good, but its too good for me. The price is a bit high compared to others

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Awesome camera

 

Does the job too well. Excellent device, fairly easy to operate

I got this camera expecting it to be not so good, but its too good for me. The price is a bit high compared to others...

A good first effort at a consumer HD camcorder, but only HD fanatics should really consider it.

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Awesome camera

 

Sony's HDR-HC1 camcorder is bringing high definition down to a more affordable and aesthetically pleasing form for the average consumer.

Does the job too well. Excellent device, fairly easy to operate

I got this camera expecting it to be not so good, but its too good for me. The price is a bit high compared to others...

A good first effort at a consumer HD camcorder, but only HD fanatics should really consider it.

Jun, 2006

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