Still it worked great for our first try. I also found it cumbersome and extremely difficult to use with my Mac. Visit our Community and share your experiences and solutions with other Sony customers. Would you buy this? See and discover other items: I also use Linux at home on my personal computer and the camcorder just worked via the “firewire” IEEE connection.

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Sony DCR-HC38 Mini DV Digital Handycam Video Camera

We have reviewed other Sony models with twice the functionality, yet their menus remained intuitive and simple to use. Stand-alone decks were always expensive and never entered the mainstream.

The Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar lens offers less glare and increased contrast for vivid, more son like color and tones. The packaging was perfect, as was the price! See All Buying Options.


The battery or camera becomes hot or very warm to the touch. For warranty information about this product, please click here. Record subjects up to 10 feet away using the built-in infrared system, but without the overall monochrome color common with earlier low-light recording systems.

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All around good camera for the price. That part could be because I’m not a Sony person. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Sony DCR-HC38

The DV tape technology was a bit awkward then and turned out to be short-lived. If you’re afflicted by large and unwieldy man-hands, this camera probably isn’t for you. From today’s perspective, it was a mad product strategy on part of the manufacturers.

No frills, just records good video. For what it is, it’s pretty good, but in no light situations, it’s not great.

Best Selling ecr-hc38 Camcorders See all. We were also left cold by the build of this camera. Don’t expect miracles and you will be happy. I need power and lots of it. Nevertheless, if you’re after a cheap camera that can capture adequate looking footage, you’ll probably be able to live with its faults.


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

Easy Handycam button Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some people, so with a press of the Easy Handycam button, most of the advanced features of the dcrr-hc38 are “locked out,” leaving only the buttons dcf-hc38 for recording operational. Nightshot works good, though, I do wish there was more infrared light.

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In short I brought this according to all different review. I had a bad experience with this camera.