7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Compact and good value,
This review is from: Sony DCR-HC45 Handycam Mini Dv Camcorder with 2.5'' LCD screen (Electronics)A great little standard definition dv camcorder which fits comfortably in the palm of the hand and produces good quality footage for general home&family use.
The supplied software from Sony will only allow capture to PC via Firewire/iLink which means you have purchase an extra cable because its not included in the box. However you can capture video to PC via USB (cable included), just turn on the USB Streaming option through the onboard menu (set off by default) and then use a suitable third party program which can detect it (I suggest Virtualdub, its free and fully featured).
I definitely recommend this camcorder to anyone on a sub £200 budget - from my own research, I could not find another model that could beat it for value in this price bracket.