I’ve used the Learn more about Amazon Prime. Another thing to note is on still picture quality. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Photo Mode allows you to capture and store hundreds of individual still images, Picture Package software helps you organize and edit still images and video. Show less Show more. Hoped it would use our old Sony Handycam HC 20 batteries but they don’t fit.

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Sony DCR-HC38 Mini DV Digital Handycam Video Camera

Cons Unhelpful menu layout, no stills mode, sub par visuals, boxy design. If you’re afflicted by large and unwieldy man-hands, this camera probably isn’t for you. Don’t expect miracles and you will be happy. The battery does not charge.

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We were also left cold by the build of this camera. One person found this helpful.

Additional Product Features Lens Type. Find information and receive instant notifications about your product. InfoLithium battery with AccuPower meter system Charge the battery at any time because unlike NiCad Nickel Cadmium batteries, Sony’s rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries are not subject to a life shortening “memory effect. Windows 10 information – updated on 28th July When you get past about 25x, you’ll need a tripod or to brace the camera on a ledge or something. Reasonably good for the money.


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Select a language French Traditional Chinese. The only negative feature would be lack of a remote control but for a little more money, Sony makes a model with this feature. From today’s perspective, it was a mad product strategy on part of the manufacturers. View our privacy policy before signing up.

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See questions and answers. Loading recommendations for this item Super SteadyShot picture stabilization system Picture stabilization system that uses motion sensors fcr-hc38 detect and compensate for camera “shake” without compromising picture quality like some other digital stabilization systems.

I came across with the HD type as well but according to what I read it may not have the quality I wanted and the disk space usually save sonyy to only 30 mins of good quality video. Zoom The 40x optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. Images shot in the Tele Macro Mode will have the eony properly focused with the background unfocused so that the subject stands out. Scene Selection modes Scene Selection modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging situations.


I just purchased a Flip Mino HD which is much better suited to my needs I’ve used the I totally recommend it for family uses. Have one to sell?

One more thing I wish is a little more people will talk sont on the accessories. Select a language Select a language French Traditional Chinese. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Sony DCR-HC38 Mini DV Camcorder DCRHC38 B&H Photo Video

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See all 35 reviews. Battery Information At the touch of a button, battery information is displayed on the LCD screen when charging and when the camcorder is turned off. It’s like having your own video conferencing system.