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Sony DCR-HC14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Sony DCR-HC14. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, size, price, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC14 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and price. The durability and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (

Sony DCR-HC14E


there is no special good points plz

date & time not shown on recording tape & no titel writing on recording tape

May, 2011

Consumer review (

Sony DCR-HC14E


None In this day and age - I bough this camera 7yrs ago!

DV tape camcorders are too much hassle! You have to capture/rip the footage (into a 13GB AVI file for a 1hr tape) which takes an hour real-time to capture. You then need a super-fast computer to process the captured footage. And you also need to...

Dec, 2010

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Sony DCR-HC14E


Size, light , ease of use, accessories available, good backup help from maker


Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm/3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:600/640
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic