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Sony HDR-HC9 / HC9E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews of Sony HDR-HC9 / HC9E. 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. Opinions about the size and portability are generally positive. The price and image quality also get good comments. Opinions about the zoom and reliability are different.

usability, image quality, price, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-HC9 / HC9E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-HC9 / HC9E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sony HDR-HC9 / HC9E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and size. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the price.

usability, image quality, size, portability

price

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRHC9E Mini DV Full HD HandycamSony HDRHC9E Mini DV Full HD Handycam

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-HC9 / HC9E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Sony HDR-HC9 / HC9E 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. People really like the design and size. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the zoom and color. Opinions about the reliability and usability are different.

price, image quality, portability, size, design

durability, color, zoom

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-HC9 6MP MiniDV High Definition Handycam Camcorder 10x Optical ZoomSony HDR-HC9 6MP MiniDV High Definition Handycam Camcorder 10x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Pop-up flash

Design

Colour of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8cm
Height:8.2cm
Weight:0.55kg
Width:8.2cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:211200

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-HC9E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.9
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:6.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:20
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):49 - 490
Focal length range (f-f):5.4 - 54
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:54mm
Min Focal Length:5.4mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.04Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.9"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.8 mm ( 1/2.9" ) / 8.8 mm ( 1/2.9 )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in/Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:1
I/O ports:Audio - in\nHeadphone
Lens focal range:1.8 - 2.9
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.3
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/800

Still image

Still image resolution(s):2848 x 2136

Storage

Camcorder tape type:HDV
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:640 x 480

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:20
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV (HDV)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Cinematic / Flash Motion / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Skintone / Solarisation / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder:123200
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:123200
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8
Height :8.2
Weight:550
Width:8.2

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes