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Sony HDR-HC9 / HC9E

Sony HDR-HC9 / HC9E
alaScore 85

225 reviews

Feb, 2018

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.

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.

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

Feb, 2018

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.

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

Feb, 2018

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