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Sony DCR-HC1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Sony DCR-HC1000. 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 color are overall positive. The price and image quality also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the portability. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and design.

usability, image quality, price, color, size

battery, design, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-HC1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC1000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and image quality are overall positive. The durability and color are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size and design.

usability, color, durability, image quality, reliability

portability, design, size

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

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-HC1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC1000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the color and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, image quality, portability, color

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

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : James Morris (computervideo.net)

Sony DCR-HC1000 test and review

 

Can Sony's new sub-£1,000 three-chipper live up to the hugely popular DCR-TRV950 it replaces?

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Laurence Grayson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCR-HC1000E

 

The new DCR-HC1000E camcorder replaced Sony's previous mid-range MiniDV model, the DCRTRV950E. It has the majority of its predecessor's features, but ...

Small, easy to use, good automatic performance

High levels of image noise in badly lit areas, weak internal microphone

Ideal for wealthy consumers who favour simple operation and high-quality automatic performance.

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Aimee Baldridge (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC1000

 

The DCR-HC1000 is made to appeal to video enthusiasts who want high-quality images and a degree of manual control but don't need a lot of pro-oriented features.

Outlook: Panasonic's recently announced PV-GS400 will be the main competition for this camcorder. At AU$3,299, the Sony DCR-HC1000 is the more expensive option. We're looking forward to finding out whether it's worth the slightly higher price.

Jan, 2004

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The Sony DCR-HC1000 was something of a disappointment this year. It entered the market at a substantially higher price than the PV-GS400, its biggest competitor, and frankly, didn't measure up. While the camcorder's video and low light performance were...

Spot metering, Spot Focusing, - Video and Low light performance, - Image Stabilization, - Color hue and sharpness control

Handling, - Touch screen, - Manual control options (no iris reading)

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-HC1000 First Impressions Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

At a potential price of $1700.00, the DCR-HC1000 is a new contender in the 3 CCD consumer market. While it offers many new features, it is hard to imagine the HC1000 gaining a hold of the market at such a price. However, on its own terms, the HC1000...

Jul, 2004

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Sony DCR HC1000

 

Sony DCR HC1000 3-CCD is a Mini DV Digital Handycam Camcorder with a 12x Optical Zoom.

The Sony DCR HC1000 MiniDV Handycam camcorder provides outstanding digital video time after time. It features an amazingly compact design and a multi-angle grip that, when combined with Sony's SteadyShot Image Stabilization system and 2.5" Hybrid...

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"Good all rounder "

 

Quality images ; Manual controls ; Affordable ; Topside tape eject

LCD controls ; Internal batt housing ; Viewfinder does not extend

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC1000

 

Quality images

LCD controls

Oct, 2004

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"Great camera to hold"

 
Oct, 2004

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC1000

 

sony handycam dcr-hc1000 review: The DCR-HC1000 is made to appeal to video enthusiasts who want high-quality images and a degree of manual control but don't need a lot of pro-oriented features.

Great on automatic for corporate video - downconverting HDV to DV and then to web format via a compression utilty. I use Sorenson Squeeze to compress to Flash video. Online videos retains great clarity and detail with small file sizes for progessive...

Bulky and fairly heavy. ND1 or ND2 filters will kick in when in full auto - can create a continuity problem. Camera doesnt come with ILink (for transferring video to PC) and the included battery runs about 2 hrs.

For the price, the best HD camera currently available.

Jan, 2004
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