Sony DCR-HC37 Handycam Mini DV Camcorder with 2.5'' LCD screen £185.90 with free cam bag+Battery - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
158Expired

Sony DCR-HC37 Handycam Mini DV Camcorder with 2.5'' LCD screen £185.90 with free cam bag+Battery

£185.90 @ Amazon
I may just have to go for one of these myself, nice price with the extra battery and case for free (see below) * Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens * 800,000 pixels Advanced HAD CCD * 40x O…
MikeT Avatar
[mod] 9y, 11m agoFound 9 years, 11 months ago
I may just have to go for one of these myself, nice price with the extra battery and case for free (see below)

* Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
* 800,000 pixels Advanced HAD CCD
* 40x Optical Zoom / 2000x Digital Zoom
* STAMINA up to 14 hours 50 minutes (with optional battery)
* 2.5" LCD screen with touch panel
* Super SteadyShot
* NightShot Plus
* Battery Info
* i.LINK (DV output)
* 2nd start / stop REC zoom button on LCD frame
* 8 Scene Selection
* 6 Picture effects
* Easy Handycam function for simple operation
* Spot Meter Spot Focus
* USB Streaming
* Weight 390g
* Depth (mm) 114.0
* Height (mm) 85.0
* Width (mm) 63.0
More From Amazon:
×
Get the Hottest Deals Daily
Stay informed. Once a day, we'll send you the deals our members voted as the best.
Failed
MikeT Avatar
[mod] 9y, 11m agoFound 9 years, 11 months ago
Options

All Comments

(41) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
[mod] 1 Like #1
Sony - Claim a free carry case and battery with selected camcorders

http://images.amazon.com/media/i3d/02/c03605_handycam%20leaflet.pdf


Fill in the downloaded form and you will get a bonus.
[mod]#2
http://www.shopping4cameras.com/images4/products/SONDCRHC37.jpg
[mod]#3
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000EGWUHQ.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_AA280_.jpghttp://www.askdirect.co.uk/sony/img/NPFH50.jpg

Battery price around £50 and case £9 so that sweetens the bargain some more doesnt it.
[mod]#4
Fancy a pack of 10 60min Sony mini dv tapes to go with this?

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0007A57K6.02._SCLZZZZZZZ_AA280_.jpg

Go here but dont forget to select Amazon as the seller from the side bar
#5
Does anyone have any first hand experience of the Sony DCR-HC37 ?
Is it any good for shooting at night/in the dark, eg. concerts ?
What is the sound quality like?

Any reviews online?
#6
It's a really good camera for it's price-range (around £200), but I can't comment specifically on the situations in which you want to use it. It's worked well in low light/evening conditions around the house, but gigs and stuff would probably be a bit more demanding.

Either ways, Amazon's deal is really good to start off with, and the fact that you get all that gear throw-in is a really big bonus! I paid £20 more a month ago, and all I got were MiniDV tapes :-( if only I'd waited!
[mod]#7
Must stop buying my own deals....just went for one, the freebies sold it to me!
#8
Egg Card holders could get it slightly cheaper at Dixons. It is priced at £185.70 with £3.99 shipping but £9.30 (5%) via Egg card cashback and £5.57 (3%) Quidco can be got back.
#9
My camera came today. It's weenie! :)
I also ordered the 10 tapes from amazon. Either I ordered them from the marketplace as the Amazon ones were out of stock, or I just messed up, but got the tapes today also and it's two packs of 5 with a cleaner for each pack.
It's on charge at the monent, but will have a good tinker with it later!
[mod]#10
I too ordered 10 amazon tapes which is holding my order up as they dont have stock yet, never mind you can tell us how good it is while I twiddle my thumbs ;-)
#11
Is there a way to print out Sony claim form without printing all that black background? :giggle:

or better still will it come with the form ? :)
#12
Received mine few days back. A great piece of kit at this price.

Can some one tell me how I can download film on to computer please?

My computer doesn't have firewire.
#13
Still not had a chance to have a play! :x
But if your computer doesn't have firewire, just get a firewire card from somewhere like Ebuyer. I ordered one for less than £9 the other day. Mind you I felt I just had to spend an extra £21 to take it over £30 for google checkout.
#14
thnks for the pointer peteivy.
[mod] 1 Like #15
Mine arrived a few days ago too, the kids have made a movie with it and I must say I am very pleased with the buy, Both XP and Vista recognised the camera for use in transfering dv to the laptops for edit and movie making so no grief there. The 40x optical zoom is ott for hand held shots though, you really need it on a tripod for that amount of zoom, nice to have though.
Bags of options in the manual that I havnt had the time to try out yet.
Recommended in the under £200 range thats for sure.
I sent off for my free case and battery too
#16
Just a reminder that for you to be able to claim the free case and battery, purchases must be made by Monday 7th May. (inclusive).

Can I resisit this? :?
[helper]#17
Bump

MikeT - I hate you for posting this a week after I bought a different camcorder!!!:w00t:
#18
Can anyone confirm if the Sony DCR HC-37 has Long Play

I was sure it didn't till I read thishttp://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64165

Thanks
#19
MORE4
Can anyone confirm if the Sony DCR HC-37 has Long Play

I was sure it didn't till I read thishttp://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64165

Thanks


It has LP and SP :thumbsup:
#20
col
It has LP and SP :thumbsup:



Thanks for that:thumbsup:

It's crazy how LP isn't shown in the specifications.

Anyway, that has now enticed me enough to grab myself one. :thumbsup:
#21
Thanks for sharing this offer. I was in the market for a new Camcorder and the battery and bag offer swung it for me. I went for the DCR-HC47 at £260 as I wanted the extra features and 16:9 recording.
Sent off for the accessories yesterday.
#22
Good news, battery and bag came via post today.
Good quality gear and excellent turn around time.
[mod]#23
Hmmm...not seen mine yet. Hope the original documents came back too?
#24
They are getting more stock in and you should get your bag and battery next week. I rang Sony yesterday.
[mod]#25
Mine arrived today ;-)
#26
When did you send your receipt off Mike?

Did you get receipt and warranty doc back too?

Col
[mod]#27
30th April and yes I did get them back with a sony stamp so I cant do it again ;-)
#28
MikeT
30th April and yes I did get them back with a sony stamp so I cant do it again ;-)



Thanks for reply.

I only sent mine off about a week ago so not to worry :)
[mod]#29
Amazon have dropped the price of this to £182.00 so if you paid £185.90 you could maybe call amazon and ask for the difference back under their 30 day price policy.
[mod]#30
Amazon price drop policy details in this thread http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39268
#31
Hi Guys,

I'm interested in getting a camcorder but I have absolutely no idea what to look for in one. So this miniDV camcorder, how does it work? Does the miniDV tape work like CD-RW or CD-R? Can it be used more than once or just once? Also, how do you get the recorded movie to the computer?

I'm just too confused..the more I googled for answer online, the more confused I get. LoL!
[helper]#32
Theres some basic info on here
http://www.simplydv.co.uk/infobase/about_formats.html

Minidv tape is a small tape cassette slightly smaller than audio cassette but a little bit thick. Tapes are usually 1 hour long but this can be extended if your camcorder has a long play facility. Tapes can be re-used just like vhs or audio cassettes.

To transfer minidv tape to pc you will need a cable. Some camcorders can connect to a usb port others use an i-link/firewire cable to link to a firewire port on your pc. This is what is used to transfer the movies. You may want to share the movies with friends and family in which case your pc will need to have a DVD writer (CDs aren't big enough - a 5 min movie is about 1gb)
#33
gari189
Theres some basic info on here
http://www.simplydv.co.uk/infobase/about_formats.html

Minidv tape is a small tape cassette slightly smaller than audio cassette but a little bit thick. Tapes are usually 1 hour long but this can be extended if your camcorder has a long play facility. Tapes can be re-used just like vhs or audio cassettes.

To transfer minidv tape to pc you will need a cable. Some camcorders can connect to a usb port others use an i-link/firewire cable to link to a firewire port on your pc. This is what is used to transfer the movies. You may want to share the movies with friends and family in which case your pc will need to have a DVD writer (CDs aren't big enough - a 5 min movie is about 1gb)



Thanks, gari189. That link answers a lot of questions. So essentially, I could just get 1 miniDV tape, record a movie, transfer it to my computer and reuse it, am I right?

What is the file format of the video? 1GB for 5 mins is very large, is it easy to edit and compress it to .avi format using Dvix or Xvid?

One last question: This one here is about £20 cheaper - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-DCR-HC27-Handycam-Mini-Camcorder/dp/B000MK0TMM/
The only difference is the zooming capability. Is it worth paying extra £20 for the extra zoom? I'm looking to use the camcorder for taking videos while travelling...

Thanks and sorry asking so much.
[helper] 1 Like #34
cowboy
Thanks, gari189. That link answers a lot of questions. So essentially, I could just get 1 miniDV tape, record a movie, transfer it to my computer and reuse it, am I right?

What is the file format of the video? 1GB for 5 mins is very large, is it easy to edit and compress it to .avi format using Dvix or Xvid?

One last question: This one here is about £20 cheaper - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-DCR-HC27-Handycam-Mini-Camcorder/dp/B000MK0TMM/
The only difference is the zooming capability. Is it worth paying extra £20 for the extra zoom? I'm looking to use the camcorder for taking videos while travelling...

Thanks and sorry asking so much.


You could get by with one tape but you'll most likely want more especially for going on holiday. Sony Premium MiniDV tapes are generally well recommended.

With video editing software you can easily compress the movies but there may be some quality loss. I've only recently got a camcorder so I haven't explored some of the more advanced stuff but the video software I used to create a normal format DVD was Ulead Studio Plus and it works very well.

A zoom is worth having but whether you go for a 30x or 40x depends what you are using it to film. Just remember that on higher zooms camera shake is more noticeable.....

In the end I got a Panasonic (about a week before this offer) because the Sony's were more expensive ....
#35
gari189
You could get by with one tape but you'll most likely want more especially for going on holiday. Sony Premium MiniDV tapes are generally well recommended.

With video editing software you can easily compress the movies but there may be some quality loss. I've only recently got a camcorder so I haven't explored some of the more advanced stuff but the video software I used to create a normal format DVD was Ulead Studio Plus and it works very well.

A zoom is worth having but whether you go for a 30x or 40x depends what you are using it to film. Just remember that on higher zooms camera shake is more noticeable.....

In the end I got a Panasonic (about a week before this offer) because the Sony's were more expensive ....



Thanks, mate! You've been a great help to me. :thumbsup:
#36
[SIZE="4"]Price Now £180.90[/SIZE]

I just got £5 back from amazon even though I was 2 days over time limit.

Thank you Amazon :thumbsup: :-D
[mod]#37
So did I ;-)
#38
MikeT
So did I ;-)


:-D Nice one
#39
Everybody receive their promotion pack from Sony yet?

Still waiting on mine sent receipt off 8th May.


P.S Its £184.29 now.
#40
Still waiting (35 days now :( ). Just called them but office closed so try again tomorrow.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!