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Take brilliant, colorful video with the Sony MiniDV Handycam DCR-HC38. Powerful capture and versatile use make the DCR-HC38 the ideal camcorder for any occasion. No matter where you are, the 40x optical/2000x digital zoom always lets you be right in the middle of the action. Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens and Super SteadyShot built-in image stabilization make every frame perfect. And the 2.5" touch panel LCD monitor makes sure you see it all, no matter what environment you're in. For dimly lit areas, the NightShot Plus feature keeps your video bright and clear as day, making this camcorder an all around performer for all your video needs.
Sony Handycam DCR-HC38 Mini DV Camcorder
pros: 40x Optical Zoom, 0 Lux Night Shot, Compact Design
cons: Viewfinder doesn't work, when LCD screen flipped. Doesn't remember to save setting for fade effects.
Great Mechanics, No frills
Overall the camera is very compact and easy to use. It has intuitive controls that are accessible vi... See Full Review
pros: - lightweight, small camera - 'Carl Zeiss' lens - anamorphic widescreen mode
cons: - does not come with PC cable - included A/V cable terrible
Basic Camcorder Redefined
Let's start off by letting you know that this is my second camcorder. I bought my first camcorder -... See Full Review
pros: user friendly. seamless mac integration. low light/no light night capabilities. Price.
cons: same as all camcorders - 2 hr battery! Buy the 6 hour battery!
better than entry level
I recently purchased the HC38 for my husband's birthday, and we couldn't be happier with out purchas... See Full Review
pros: Ease of use, easy to download to computer via firewire
cons: Manual doesnt explain much about downloading the movies.
Compared several other brands and heard a few bad things about the others, so I got this HC38 Sony.... See Full Review
pros: Very portable and light-weight, 40x zoom, on camera iLink, Excellent sound and video quality
cons: No still camera/memory card capability, No mic/headphone input, Optical viewfinder is a bit small
A solid choice!
After trying to decide between the Sony DCR HC28/38/48 as well as Canon ZR800 series and Panasonic P... See Full Review
|Recording Media||Mini DV|
|Number of Pixels||680K pixels|
|LCD / Viewfinder|
|LCD Screen Size||2.5 in.|
|Display Type||With LCD Screen|
|Color Viewfinder||With Color Viewfinder|
|Focal Length||1.9 - 76 mm|
|Attachment / Filter Size||30 mm|
|Night Shot||With Night Shot|
|Image Stabilizer||Digital Image Stabilizer|
|Low Lux||5 Lux|
|Digital Still Shot Mode||Without Still Shot Capability|
|Input Interfaces||Composite (Video)|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery|
|Family Line||Sony DCR|