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While it has a better zoom max range
on November 14, 2014
While it has a better zoom max range, this camera isn't 1/3rd the DCR-HC48. It lacks macrotele, it lacks timelapse, it lacks still photo capacity (!), the menu screen is much less friendly than the HC48. It does provide the same high quality video image, but why did Sony even bother? The HC 48 blows this version AWAY. I must add, however, that I was filming with it and turned to run to get a better angle which caused me to slightly sprain the ankle. I involuntarily threw this camera to the pavement with a force that should have exploded it into 50 pieces. Abolutely nothing happened. But don't count on this miracle happening to you - I live a gooder life!