Sony DCR-HC53E Mini DV Handycam, DCR-HC53E Mini DV

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I acquired this camcorder for xmas from my partner. Good digital camera, really like the touch display screen and night manner. Are not able to feel to come across out how to get the movies onto my newish laptop. Will have to use the old one particular to download them for the reason that it does not operate with vista. I suppose that’s what i get for acquiring pleasant issues.

When i dropped my unique 1 around board ( it fell in the sea ) , i could not locate a replacement as it was out of date. I appeared at many distinctive new types but was not pleased. Then i observed the exact a person on amazon ( 2nd hand ) and purchased it. It was offered as reconditioned and has turned out to be excellent.

Sony DCR-HC53E Mini DV Handycam

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  • 800k pixel CCD
  • USB Connector
  • Super SteadyShot
  • CZ Vario Tessar
  • Zoom (40x Optical, 2000x Digital)
  • 2.5″ LCD (123 K)
  • Start/Stop & Zoom Buttons on LCD Frame
  • 0.3″ 123k Color Viewfinder
  • Touch Panel
  • Easy Handycam
  • HELP Function
  • Guide Frame from Tripod
  • Manual Lens Cover
  • Multi-Language

Terrific small fit’s in the palm of your hand camcorder. Excellent camcorder do not be place off by it making use of tapes it can be continue to of electronic excellent at this rate it can be an outstanding get.

Purchased it initially prior to our journey to florida, it is effortless to use provides a fantastic result possibly superceeded by disc ot mp style equipment currently.

Sony dcr-hc53e mini dv handycam. Great very little digicam, astonishing outcomes when performed again on a tv set. It truly is incredibly easy to use, demand the battery, flip it on and start off recording, you can find also lots of goodies in the menu, handbook command, place target, white harmony, super night time-shot, etcetera. I did a great deal of investigation prior to buying the digicam, dv tape is nevertheless deemed the ideal high quality since you really don’t drop any frames when loading on to your laptop for enhancing. It is really really quick to transfer the footage from the digital camera to your personal computer. I am no skilled when it will come to online video cameras, but as opposed to the one particular i had 5 a long time in the past, it is really brilliant. I purchased the camera with the 5-pack sony quality dv tapes.

Sony DCR-HC53E Mini DV Handycam : Amazed, this dv camcorder is amazing for the price. 40x optical zoom, carl zeis optics, what more could you want for £119?. I recommend as a best buy for people on budget, if you want a slightly more powerfull and higherspec camcorder there are plenty out there. The quality is amazing, nice solid feel and the screen is large enough for most people. The only issue is that they could of made the film quality a bit better, but 800k pixels is good enough for me.

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Although my camera is getting on a bit now,. Although my camera is getting on a bit now, i have cared for it and it has served me very well indeed although there does seem to be a problem copying what has been taken onto a dvd but this can be solved by copying first onto the hard drive of a dvd player writer then making a first copy of that onto a dvd, loading that onto software on your computer, editing it and then making an edited version dvd. Long way round but the camera is well worth the effort and money.
Although my camera is getting on a bit now,. Although my camera is getting on a bit now, i have cared for it and it has served me very well indeed although there does seem to be a problem copying what has been taken onto a dvd but this can be solved by copying first onto the hard drive of a dvd player writer then making a first copy of that onto a dvd, loading that onto software on your computer, editing it and then making an edited version dvd. Long way round but the camera is well worth the effort and money.
Shame about the touch screens. I much prefer tapes to a hard drive and have had several of these and the very similar hc51e. The only problem is that almost invariably the touch screen packs up which means you have to use the viewfinder, can’t play back on it and, probably worst of all, can’t reset the time when the clocks change. But as i have bought extra large batteries to fit them (probably as valuable as the camcorders) i will continue to buy replacements every time they pack up, for as long as i can source them second hand.

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Shame about the touch screens. I much prefer tapes to a hard drive and have had several of these and the very similar hc51e. The only problem is that almost invariably the touch screen packs up which means you have to use the viewfinder, can’t play back on it and, probably worst of all, can’t reset the time when the clocks change. But as i have bought extra large batteries to fit them (probably as valuable as the camcorders) i will continue to buy replacements every time they pack up, for as long as i can source them second hand.

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Great little fit’s in the palm of your hand camcorder. Excellent camcorder don’t be put off by it using tapes it’s still of digital quality at this price it’s an excellent buy.

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Great little fit’s in the palm of your hand camcorder. Excellent camcorder don’t be put off by it using tapes it’s still of digital quality at this price it’s an excellent buy.
When i lost my original one over board ( it fell in the sea ) , i could not find a replacement as it was obsolete. I looked at several different new ones but was not happy. Then i saw the exact one on amazon ( second hand ) and bought it. It was sold as reconditioned and has turned out to be perfect.

This review is from : Sony DCR-HC53E Mini DV Handycam

When i lost my original one over board ( it fell in the sea ) , i could not find a replacement as it was obsolete. I looked at several different new ones but was not happy. Then i saw the exact one on amazon ( second hand ) and bought it. It was sold as reconditioned and has turned out to be perfect.

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Bought it initially prior to our trip to florida, it is easy to use gives a good result probably superceeded by disc ot mp type devices nowadays.
Bought it initially prior to our trip to florida, it is easy to use gives a good result probably superceeded by disc ot mp type devices nowadays.
Sony dcr-hc53e mini dv handycam. Bought this as our first camcorder after our daughter was born. Fantastic bit of kit that’s really user friendly, even the wife can use it.You will need to buy a case to protect it though. I bought this case and it does the job. Hama compact camcorder caserecommended.

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Sony dcr-hc53e mini dv handycam. Bought this as our first camcorder after our daughter was born. Fantastic bit of kit that’s really user friendly, even the wife can use it.You will need to buy a case to protect it though. I bought this case and it does the job. Hama compact camcorder caserecommended.
An excellent price for a top quality camcorder. I can highly recommend the sony dcr-hc53e mini dv handycam. Easy to operate and very smart appearance.
An excellent price for a top quality camcorder. I can highly recommend the sony dcr-hc53e mini dv handycam. Easy to operate and very smart appearance.

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Small camera – big performance. This is my first digital camcorder, replacing a 20-year-old jvc monster, and i am delighted with it. The camera is light (15oz) but solidly built, and nestles comfortably in the hand. The lcd display is sharp and bright, with excellent colour, and the viewfinder image is surprisingly large and clear. The only external controls are on/off, record/stop, zoom (40x optical) and toggle switches for lens cover, tape open/eject, and nightshot. All settings and playback/edit functions are accessed via lcd touch-screen menus. A wide range of adjustments, special effects and advanced settings is available, with an ‘easy’, point-and-shoot alternative. The results so far are amazing, and my camera is currently working hard on my winter project of digitising all my old 8mm cine films.

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Small camera – big performance. This is my first digital camcorder, replacing a 20-year-old jvc monster, and i am delighted with it. The camera is light (15oz) but solidly built, and nestles comfortably in the hand. The lcd display is sharp and bright, with excellent colour, and the viewfinder image is surprisingly large and clear. The only external controls are on/off, record/stop, zoom (40x optical) and toggle switches for lens cover, tape open/eject, and nightshot. All settings and playback/edit functions are accessed via lcd touch-screen menus. A wide range of adjustments, special effects and advanced settings is available, with an ‘easy’, point-and-shoot alternative. The results so far are amazing, and my camera is currently working hard on my winter project of digitising all my old 8mm cine films.
I got this camcorder for christmas from my husband. Good camera, love the touch screen and night mode. Can’t seem to find out how to get the videos onto my newish computer. Will have to use the old one to download them because it does not work with vista. I suppose that’s what i get for having nice things.
I got this camcorder for christmas from my husband. Good camera, love the touch screen and night mode. Can’t seem to find out how to get the videos onto my newish computer. Will have to use the old one to download them because it does not work with vista. I suppose that’s what i get for having nice things.

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Amazing camera for the price. Wow, is all i can sayi made the choice to slice my budget and order a small mini-dv camera as opposed to the £460 high definition one i had in mind. I was skeptical, assuming mini-dv equaled inferior quality. Unless you’re an hd fanatic and have a giant 50″ hd lcd television, this camera is great. I was really surprised by the picture quality when i transferred the video over via firewire to my macbook. Yeah, it’s not hd quality but it’s damn well close. Obviously the quality falters in poorly lit conditions, but so does every other camera. It has lots of settings to help you get the perfect image you want. If you’re looking for an affordable, easy to use and great quality camera and are not concerned about buying tapes and other things then buy this.

This review is from : Sony DCR-HC53E Mini DV Handycam

Amazing camera for the price. Wow, is all i can sayi made the choice to slice my budget and order a small mini-dv camera as opposed to the £460 high definition one i had in mind. I was skeptical, assuming mini-dv equaled inferior quality. Unless you’re an hd fanatic and have a giant 50″ hd lcd television, this camera is great. I was really surprised by the picture quality when i transferred the video over via firewire to my macbook. Yeah, it’s not hd quality but it’s damn well close. Obviously the quality falters in poorly lit conditions, but so does every other camera. It has lots of settings to help you get the perfect image you want. If you’re looking for an affordable, easy to use and great quality camera and are not concerned about buying tapes and other things then buy this.

This review is from : Sony DCR-HC53E Mini DV Handycam

Decent camcorder for the price i paid – it’s only an 800k pixel budget model though. I quite like this little camcorder – i had and loved the near identical sony dcr hc22e minidv camcorder that has just gone kaput [the lcd screen failed although the camera still records/plays]. The hc22e came with a next to useless usb2 ‘docking module’, whereas this hc53e has the av/usb2/ilink fire-wire pc connections on the body [which i much prefer]. However i always use the av or ilink output with our panasonic tv dvd recorder, rather than a pc, as picture quality is better. The camera comes an np fh30 battery, a mains adapter ‘brick’, a usb2 cable and an av [3-phono] cable, so if you want to use ilink [mini firewire] you need to buy that cable separately. There’s also a cd of pc software and the paper/pdf manual. Strangely there’s no remote control option though, which i do really miss. Plus this hc53e looks a bit naff in black compared to the older cams classy grey/silver, not helped by a bulbous tacky plastic ‘hand grip’ on the right side. I much prefer minidv tape camcorders like this to hard drive/minidvd models, as you can pack 15 hours into the suitcase (15 tapes), battery life for the supplied np-fh30 is about 80 minutes [you need three batteries really to cover a day’s intensive shooting], and tape recording has always been very reliable [compared to dvd]. You can recharge batteries in the camera, but i bought a £15 generic mains/12v car charger combo, so that i can recharge one battery while filming with another – recharging in about one hour.
Decent camcorder for the price i paid – it’s only an 800k pixel budget model though. I quite like this little camcorder – i had and loved the near identical sony dcr hc22e minidv camcorder that has just gone kaput [the lcd screen failed although the camera still records/plays]. The hc22e came with a next to useless usb2 ‘docking module’, whereas this hc53e has the av/usb2/ilink fire-wire pc connections on the body [which i much prefer]. However i always use the av or ilink output with our panasonic tv dvd recorder, rather than a pc, as picture quality is better. The camera comes an np fh30 battery, a mains adapter ‘brick’, a usb2 cable and an av [3-phono] cable, so if you want to use ilink [mini firewire] you need to buy that cable separately. There’s also a cd of pc software and the paper/pdf manual. Strangely there’s no remote control option though, which i do really miss. Plus this hc53e looks a bit naff in black compared to the older cams classy grey/silver, not helped by a bulbous tacky plastic ‘hand grip’ on the right side. I much prefer minidv tape camcorders like this to hard drive/minidvd models, as you can pack 15 hours into the suitcase (15 tapes), battery life for the supplied np-fh30 is about 80 minutes [you need three batteries really to cover a day’s intensive shooting], and tape recording has always been very reliable [compared to dvd]. You can recharge batteries in the camera, but i bought a £15 generic mains/12v car charger combo, so that i can recharge one battery while filming with another – recharging in about one hour.
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