Sony MiniDV Video Camcorder DCR-HC46 Handycam

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Large 2.7" LCD
  • Sony MiniDV Video Camcorder DCR-HC46 Handycam
  • Sony MiniDV Video Camcorder DCR-HC46 Handycam
  • Sony MiniDV Video Camcorder DCR-HC46 Handycam
  • Sony MiniDV Video Camcorder DCR-HC46 Handycam
  • Sony MiniDV Video Camcorder DCR-HC46 Handycam
MSRP: $429.95
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The Certified Refurbished Sony DCR-HC46 plays and records MiniDV formats. If your tapes were recorded from a MiniDV camera (these are the small tapes), this camcorder will playback your old tapes. Sony SteadyShot image stabilization technology will help to keep shakes and wobbles out of your video and NightShot Plus infared recording will let you record in the dark. For audio, the DCR-HC46 offers 12-Bit/16-Bit PCM digital stereo audio. If you're planning to play your video on a TV or if you are going to digitally transfer your videos on your computer/DVD, this Sony includes an industry standard AV port, and Firewire port (Sony iLink/IEEE 1394).


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 Optical Zoom  20x 40x 10x 25x 12x
 LCD Screen  2.5" 2.5" 2.7" 2.7" 2.7"
 Resolution   680k  680k  1.0MP  1.0MP  3.3MP
 Accessory Shoe   No No No No Yes
 Connections iLink iLink & USB iLink iLink & USB iLink
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60 Day Warranty

Our certified refurbished camcorders are guaranteed to be one of the most reliable refurbished camcorders in the world. If you are not fully satisfied, for any reason, just return your camcorder within 60 days of your purchase for a full refund or a new replacement. We'll even pay for shipping - both ways!

You are completely satisfied, or you'll get:

  • 100% Refund or Replacement
  • No Deductible or Restocking Fee - Ever!
  • Free Two-Way Shipping
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Product Specs

Media Format:
Optical Zoom:
LCD Screen Size:
2.7 in.
Image Stabilization:
Mic Port:
i.Link DV (IEEE 1394), 3.5mm A/V
Battery Life:
280 min.
Gross Resolution Pixels:
Sensor Size:
1/5.5 in.
Accessory Shoe:
IR Night Mode:
Sensor Type:
Weight (lbs.):
Will it work with my tapes?:
This will work with any style of MiniDV cassette tapes (the smaller tapes). Still not sure, just give us a call at 1-877-283-1672.
How do I know it will work?:
We guarantee it will! This camcorder is certified refurbished. Every function - literally, every function - has been tested, serviced, and certified to be fully functional. This camcorder is better than new.
What condition is it in?:
Mechanically, this camcorder is in perfect condition. Cosmetically, it is like new and in great condition. You will think you have a brand new camcorder.
I'm nervous about online ordering, can I place my order over the phone?:
Absolutely! Our online checkout is 100% secure, or you can call our customer service team 24/7 - give us a call at 1-877-283-1672.
What's included with the camcorder?:
AC Adapter/Charger, Battery, IEEE 1394 iLink Cable, 3.5mm AV/Multi Cable, USB Cable, & Warranty
Camcorder Best For:
MiniDV Tape Playback and Transfer
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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Small and Easy

    Posted by Sarah Mitchell on Jul 8th 2017

    I bought this camcorder to use on a camping trip to Yellowstone and South Dakota with my daughter and grandchildren. I have a larger Sony camcorder that takes great pictures, but I wanted one I could throw in my purse or backpack and use any time a photo opportunity presented itself. This MiniDV was perfect. I was able to take it everywhere and I got shots I never would have been able to get with my old, bulkier camcorder. It's very easy to use and the picure quality is very good.

  • 4
    Awesome Mid Level Camera

    Posted by Mike Vaughn on Apr 24th 2016

    The Sony DCR-HC46 is a terrific mid-range digital camcorder. It has a more than adequate 12x optical zoom (any more and even image stabilization won't remove the jitters). There are quick access buttons on the body of the camera, and a ton of features in the on-screen menus (available only on the swing-out LCD viewfinder). Using your fingers on these menus is much easier than I thought they would be, and most of those features are for infrequent occasions. In addition to the LCD viewfinder, there is a color traditional viewfinder (missing on many up-scale models like the DCR-SRxx line of hard drive camcorders), which is great when outdoors where the sun can wash out the LCD. We really appreciate the Handycam Station that makes connections to computers and TVs a breeze while charging the battery. Now that really is "handy."

    Technically, the image capturing technology is the same as the hard drive-based DCR-SR80. However, MiniDV recording technology does not compress the digital images where hard disk and Mini DVD technologies do. Therefore when you transfer the data to your computer for editing, you avoid the uncompress process required by the latter two technologies. When you create the resulting DVD, that is the first and only compression to hit your video, meaning you get better image quality.

  • 1

    Posted by Ronald Turner on May 19th 2015

    We bought this camcorder about five years ago and used it sometimes, mostly indoors. Always handled it with extreme care. Fairly good image (but not sound) if you are not a professional. The most frustrating is to have the cassette chamber refusing to close. Sony repair service would ask me at least US$211.00 for repair. I'm very frustrated in having spent so much money in a device that, I supposed, would bring me no problems during many years. Another friend had the same problem. I wouldn't recommend it.

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