Sony Handycam HC3E Camcorder - Gray Reviews
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Sony Handycam HC3E Camcorder - Gray

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  • A great entry level HD camcorder

    Jun 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: HD@1440x1080i works; cheapest HD camcorder you can find;
    Cons: no software; no cables; too barebones; no analog video-inputs.

    Summary: Due to lack of reliable reviews, I bought this camcorder based on specs alone. As such, I was half expecting to be disappointed. Overall, it has performed surprisingly well, and I have not been disappointed. TECHNICAL SPECS AV Inputs ... read more

  • Fantastic Upgrade!

    Dec 25, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great image quality, good photographs, no worries of filling a hard drive, solid build.
    Cons: Delay after switching on before filming will start.

    Summary: I have been shooting and editing movies for some time with a Sony mini-dv camcorder. I use a Mac with iMovie for editing and I can say that the Sony HDR-HC3 is compatible and works just by plugging in the firewire. Downloading video is an absolute ... read more

  • Amazing unit for preserving memories

    Nov 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing picture quality, solid construction
    Cons: Relies on tapes instead of a hard drive

    Summary: My old 8MM camcorder finally bit the bullet. I decided to pick up a new camcorder. I got a JVC Everio and was really happy with it. My mother in law decided that she wanted it and bought it from me so I was in the market again. This time, I decided ... read more

  • Seemed like a great product until after 5 minutes

    Sep 29, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Picture quality
    Cons: Faulty auto lens cover

    Summary: I bought this camera because it is the best HD camera on the market per the www.camcorderinfo.com ratings. I opened the package, charged the battery, and recorded five minutes with my 21 week old little girl....then THE problem started. The auto lens ... read more

  • DREAM HDTV CAMCORDER !!!

    May 2, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: stunning 1080i High Definition Images !!!
    Cons: No external Microphone jack - Though there is a hot-shoe for an external microphone.

    Summary: The SONY HDR HC3 is a dream come true for me. I have always wanted to film in High Definition just like the stunning images on the High Def Channels like Discovery on my Satellite Receiver. This camera meets that need. Here are MY top 5 reasons to buy ... read more

  • Sony HC3 hi-def camcorder - the wave of the future at lower prices!

    Apr 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Hi-def video, portability, and inexpensive, once you consider what you're getting. HDMI output!
    Cons: Low capacity Memory Stick Duo card provided, almost useless viewfinder, proprietary hot shoe!

    Summary: I have a camcorder because I have small kids. And I use my camcorder to record the special events in my kids' lives. I like electronics so if I'm going to do any recording, I want to record in the best format/resolution possible. So I've gone from ... read more

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  • Black screen of death after 1 year

    Dec 25, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good picture and stills
    Cons: Poor quality construction

    Summary: I got the "black screen of death" a month or two after the warranty expired. This is a problem in which newly filmed videos and pictures are 100% black but the camera can still play back previously filmed videos. Sony refused to extend the warranty. I ... read more

  • good solid choice

    Apr 16, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Hd if you have to have it
    Cons: this chip underwhelms but its better then regular camcorderers without

    Summary: why? I saw it and its ok the colors need upgrading the video is great and better then regular mini dv The hd is ok... but 500 dollars more then regular? I don't think so. They are already onto the hc7 which has much better picture. To think people love ... read more

  • Wonderful Product

    Aug 4, 2006 by
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    Pros: Glass, picture quality, battery life, ease of use.
    Cons: Lack of an audio input jack; must purchase expensive attachment fitting into their proprietary shoe.

    Summary: I bought this cam with a leap of faith because there were no reviews. Could have bought 2 or 3 ordinary cams for the price of one of these. After having used it for 3 months now, I must say that this is one of the most amazing pieces of electronics I ... read more

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