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Sony Handycam DCR HC48

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC48. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and zoom. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the color and reliability. Views about the battery and design are mixed.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

reliability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR HC48 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 98 reviews)

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR HC48

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR HC48 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and zoom are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the battery.

portability, price, usability, zoom, durability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : John Neely (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-HC48 First Impressions Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

Sony introduced a revamped trio of MiniDV camcorders at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, including the DCR-HC48. Replacing last year's DCR-HC46, it will be placed just under the DCR-HC96, which is being carried over from last year to...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : John Neely (reviewed.com)

Sony DCR-HC48

 

The Sony DCR-HC48 utilizes a 1/6" Advanced HAD CCD Imager featuring 1070K gross pixels, 670K effective pixels 16:9 video mode, and 690K effective pixels in 4:3 video mode. While the pixel count is identical to last year's DCR-HC46, that camcorder's CCD...

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

GOOD BUY-NO COLOUR ISSUES

 

great EASY mode,25X optical zoom, crisp outdoors

docking station, no firewire cable supplied, poor software

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

GOOD BUY-NO COLOUR ISSUES

 

Well have been on the lookout for my first camcoder for a while.Main concern was my 400$ cut off, so had a look at most of the camcoders in that range. To start - i was undecided on the format- miniDV versus DVD, but looking at the products in the ...

great EASY mode,25X optical zoom, crisp outdoors

docking station, no firewire cable supplied, poor software

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Buyer Beware! Terrible blueshifted image. Worse than it's predecessors

 

My goodness, I had my Sony dcr-hc30, a 2004 midrange handycam stolen from me recently. I figure I could get a decently upgraded version of what I had by going for the dcr-hc48. I was sorely mistaken. This camera's color balancing favors blue so much ...

Almost lossless widescreen functionality, compact size, excellent sound quality that handycams are known for

Auto white balance plain doesn't work

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Buyer Beware! Terrible blueshifted image. Worse than it's predecessors

 

Almost lossless widescreen functionality, compact size, excellent sound quality that handycams are known for.

Auto white balance plain doesn't work.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Camcorder Nightmare

 

Fits in the palm of your hand.

Low light areas. Bad Instructions. You need more than one battery.

Aug, 2007

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