Don’t expect miracles and you will be happy. To achieve a Gold competency level, Solvusoft goes through extensive independent analysis that looks for, amongst other qualities, a high level of software expertise, a successful customer service track record, and top-tier customer value. He is a lifelong computer geek and loves everything related to computers, software, and new technology. Reasonably good for the money. Noise was evident in all but the sunniest of shooting conditions, while colour reproduction was slightly dull and muted. Sony Handycam I decided to buy a handycam for a project. Only thing it doesn’t do, as far as I can tell, is have a pass through option, to convert Hi8 analog to Digital.

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Sony Handycam DCR-HC38 Mini DV Camcorder

While they are unable to capture video at ccr resolution of i, there is still plenty to like about yesterday’s generation; not the least of which is its plummeting price range. Subscription auto-renews at the end of the term Learn more. The item is dfr, unmarked, hc83, and comes with the listed accessories. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Cons Unhelpful menu layout, no stills mode, sub par visuals, boxy design. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Walked into a pitch black room turned on night vision and wow, works great seen everything without a light. View our privacy policy before signing up. Nevertheless, if you’re after a cheap camera that can capture adequate looking footage, you’ll probably be able to live with its faults. Update Unrecognized Zip Code.


Most relevant hc83 See all 7 reviews. Similarly, certain functions, such as white balance, are located in completely separate menus, causing needless headaches as you hunt about and backtrack fruitlessly. This is plainly bizarre, and makes even the simplest task an intimidating process for beginners. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category.

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money.

Sony Handycam DCR-HC38 Mini DV Camcorder | eBay

The “off” amount and percentage simply signifies the calculated difference between the seller-provided price ccr the item elsewhere and the seller’s price on eBay. Additional Product Features Lens Type. Simply put, it has one of the most unwieldy and needlessly complicated menu systems we have ever encountered, which is bound to alienate its target audience of novice users.

I totally recommend it for family uses.

Still it worked great for our first try. In addition the Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.

While we appreciate the inclusion of a view finder in addition to an LCD screen, it cannot be tilted up or down, which makes shooting at low angles incredibly difficult. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. For dimly lit areas, the NightShot Plus feature keeps your video bright and clear as day. Sony Handycam I decided to buy a handycam for a project. Great value Easy of use, reliable, viewfinder enables you to see what you are recording from a wide range of angles.


The bad thing about it is that there is a rather annoying noise coming out from the tape compartment whenever the tape is in use.

We were also left cold by the build of this camera. Plus, the inclusion of a massive 40x optical zoom helps to take the sting out of its assorted shortcomings.

This is especially baffling when you consider how light on features the camera is.

You can even playback your favorite recorded scene stored on tape. No frills, xcr records good video. Write a review wxezerfdswaayvxd. Record subjects up to 20 feet away using the built-in infrared system. The price may be the seller’s own price elsewhere or another seller’s price. There seems to be little rhyme or reason for this schizophrenic interface – even experienced users will initially find the layout confusing.