With all the hullabaloo surrounding high-definition video, it’s easy to overlook the abundance of ‘regular’ Mini DV cameras still on the market – many of which remain perfectly adequate for today’s consumer. Noise was evident in all but the sunniest of shooting conditions, while colour reproduction was slightly dull and muted. Most relevant reviews See all 7 reviews. Good idea to have extra battery if you record extended sessions without plugging in. Furthermore, Sony’s celebrated touch screen interface seemed a little less responsive than previous units we’ve reviewed, a fact which isn’t helped by the tiny icons. Nevertheless, if you’re after a cheap camera that can capture adequate looking footage, you’ll probably be able to live with its faults.

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To be fair, it is unlikely the images produced would have been suitable for anything other than an occasional happy snap, yet this fails to justify the omission. Windows 10 information – rcr-hc38 on 28th July Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected.

Sony DCR-HC38 User Manual

The display will show how much the battery is charged, in 10 percent increments and the recordable time left when using the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. Be the first to review this item. With up to lines of horizontal resolution.


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Sony Handycam DCR-HC38 Mini DV Camcorder

Show More Show Less. Noise was evident in all but the sunniest of shooting conditions, while colour reproduction was slightly dull and muted. Make your personal videos complete with additional customization features such as Picture and Fader effects for creative and professional looking enhancements. So far so good.

Hoped it would use our old Sony Handycam HC 20 batteries but they don’t fit. Tele Macro Function Useful for shooting close up shots, but without having the camcorder casting a shadow on the subject.

Effects available in Camera mode: Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. We were also left cold by the build of this camera. I totally recommend it for family uses. Not Specified By Manufacturer.

Notice of end of support for hardware and software products running on Windows XP. Easy of use, reliable, viewfinder enables you to see what you are recording from a wide range of angles.


Sony DCR-HC38 User Manual | 84 pages

This is plainly bizarre, and makes even the simplest task an intimidating process for beginners. Nightshot works good, though, I do wish there was more infrared light. Find information and receive instant notifications about your product. Zoom The 40x optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far dcrhc38. Contact support Contact your Sony Support team.

There seems to be little rhyme or reason for this schizophrenic interface – even dcr-hf38 users will initially find the layout confusing. I primarily use mine for ghost hunting, and this camera definitely fits my needs.

This is practically dcr-hv38 of in today’s range of camcorders; including entry-level units such as this. Show less Show more. For example, the main menu is hidden inside the Function menu, as opposed to receiving a dedicated button of its own.

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