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Sharp Viewcam VL-Z5U Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Sharp Viewcam VL-Z5U Mini DV Digital Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas the zoom and reliability get less positive reviews.

image quality, usability, portability, price, size

reliability, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sharp Viewcam VL-Z5U Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sharp Viewcam VL-Z5U Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Sharp Viewcam VL-Z5U Mini DV Digital Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated.

image quality, usability, price, portability, design

32% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (ciao.com)

DEW is a major issue

 

I have had a continuous problem with the DEW indicator coming on, and turning off the camera. I have tried exactly what the manual says (leave the cassette compartment open and wait for a few hours for the camera to acclimate)without any luck. In...

Nice clear photos, easy to use

DEW sensor renders the camera useless

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sharp Viewcam VL-Z5U

 

bought this SHARP VL-Z5U camcorder two weeks ago because I wanted to replace my ten year old Sony 8mm camcorder. I saw this camcorder on display as a closeout item. The first thing that got may attention was the size and ergonomics of this camcorder....

excellent

none

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Affordable

 

The ranks of the twisting. Sharp said the new machines are Viewcam Z series, holding part of the host and one opened three LCD, all of you no matter how you twist any twisting to facilitate filming. ã€Key Wordsã€': TN948.41 DOIã€' ã€: cnki: ISSN...

Portability

The appearance of poor

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

viewcam VL-Z5U

 

CG Silicon LCD technology from Sharp is a new solution in size and resolution for high style digital applications. I have taken about 1.5 hours video in various conditions. I am very happy with the quality of the recordings surprised. The film is very...

Easy to read LCD

No night light

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sharp Viewcam VL-Z5U

 

This camcorder is a great buy, there is no doubt about it. All of the things stated in the previous reviews are right on the money. The experience I would like to share is that the tape gets stuck in the camera and sometimes won't pop out like it...

The camera worked fine

the ejector wouldn't work

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sharp Viewcam VL-Z5U

 

bought this SHARP VL-Z5U camcorder two weeks ago because I wanted to replace my ten year old Sony 8mm cThis camcorder is a great buy, there is no doubt about it. All of the things stated in the previous reviews are right on the moneyamcorder.It can...

definitely an eye-catching piece of equipment

no Disadvantages

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sharp Viewcam VL-Z5U

 

Sharp VL-Z5U models, the LCD was clear. Even in very low light conditions, this result is the quality of the video. But do not try, the pictures in complete darkness, because no NIGHTSHOT camcorder functions for inclusion in complete darkness....

good design

there is no loss

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Not blunt anymore

 

Before I have my sony camcorder, this is another camcorder i used to own. I will use them to shoot as a 2nd camera during events. This is extremely useful becaus of its compact size, you know when you are in a production, you will need to bring a...

light and easy to handle

might be too light therefore shaky

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

DO NOT BUY ANY SHARP Camcorders

 

Well, where do I start? I originally bought this camcorder through Amazon.com, which also had a $50 rebate. I was traveling when I received it and bought a camera bag and other accessories. I threw away the original box, which had the UPS symbol. ...

NONE. Known hardware failure makes it utterly USELESS, at any price

Camcorder is easily rendered USELESS, until professionally and somewhat expensively repaired

May, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Very nice, but problem releasing the tape

 

This camcorder is a great buy, there is no doubt about it. All of the things stated in the previous reviews are right on the money. The experience I would like to share is that the tape gets stuck in the camera and sometimes won't pop out like it ...

Great camcorder that is very affordable. Nice features and decent picture quality. Easy to use

Tape gets stuck in machine and won't eject. Tiny buttons. No flash or night light

Dec, 2004
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