Sony Handycam HDR-HC9E MiniDV Camcorder - PAL 10x Opt 20x Dig 2 7 LCD


What does the 33% ReviewGist Score mean?

Sony HDR-HC9 is a not recommended buy as per the ReviewGist score of 33%. This is because even though the Sony HDR-HC9 has garnered good reviews from most reviewers, it might not come with the latest specifications as it is a relatively very old model.

  • Good ratings from over 11 review sources with an average rating of 3.5 stars. Top review sources include stars),, and
  • Released 6 years 11 months ago (Feb 2008) which makes it one of the very old camcorders in the market.


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Key Features
Camcorder Type Digital
Memory Still Resolution 6.08 MegaPixels
Optical Zoom 10.0 x
Recordable Media Mini DV, High Definition
Recording Format Mini DV, DV, HDV
Recording System NTSC
LCD / Viewfinder
Color Viewfinder Color Viewfinder
Display Type With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size 2.7 in.
Digital Zoom 20.0 x
Filter Diameter 37.0 mm
Lens Focal Length 5.4 - 54 mm
Video Modes
Image Stabilizer Optical Image Stabilizer
Low Lux 5.0 Lux
Night Shot Night Shot
Recommended Illumination 5.0 Lux
Recording Speed SP, LP
Audio Format Stereo
Memory Photography
Digital Still Shot Mode Digital Still Shot Mode
Max Still Image Size 2848 x 2136
Memory Card Type Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro, Built-In Memory
MPEG Movie Mode MPEG Movie Mode
MPEG Movie Mode Resolution 1440 x 1080i
Input Interfaces S-Video, Audio (RCA), FireWire / DV / iLink
Microphone Type Installed
Output Interfaces S-Video, Composite (Video), Audio (RCA), Component, FireWire / DV / i.Link, USB, Headphones Jack, HDMI
Power Supply
Battery Life 1.75 Hours
Battery Type Proprietary Li-Ion
Depth 5.5 in.
Height 3.25 in.
Weight 1.21 lb.
Width 3.25 in.
Warranty 1 Year
Family Line Sony HDR
Included Accessories Software, USB Cable, A/V Cable, Lithium Propriety Battery, AC Power Adapter, Remote Control, Lens Hood, Video Cable
Product ID 49876284
Release Date February, 2008
UPC 27242727717
ReviewGist ID 45757,49876284

Manufacturer Description

Digital, Mini DV, High Definition, Up to 6.08 Megapixels Still Shots, 10x Optical Zoom, 121 lb., Battery life: Up to 1.75 Hours
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