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Sony DCR-PC 100 DV-Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Sony DCR-PC 100 DV-Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the memory and durability. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the color and price, while there are some mixed opinions about the image quality.

size, usability, portability, durability, memory

price, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC 100 DV-Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-PC 100 DV-Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC 100 DV-Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the size.

usability, portability, price, image quality, durability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRPC100 Digital HandyCam CamcorderSony DCRPC100 Digital HandyCam Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-PC100 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The DCR-PC100 is a MiniDV camcorder with a MSRP of $1899. The camcorder has the same matchbox shape of the first digital camcorders. It is a thin and tall camcorder that has a small shape. Matchbox form camcorders are easy to carry but are hard to...

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: CapnRon (shopzilla.com)

Great Video/Still camera

 

Ease of use, Quality of stills and video

Zoom is awkward but with practice becomes easily usable.

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: TaeHoss21 (shopzilla.com)

can't take my SONY

 

ease of use and lots of features

was awkward to hold at first

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: photo2001 (epinions.com)

The perfect digital video camera for me!

 

Light weight digi-cam with superb optics, many features, 1-meg stills.

Price. I paid about $1700 in year 2000. Still no regrets!

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: ab29 (epinions.com)

Great camcorder for the price

 

I have been using camcorders for the last 10 years now. I had old VHS and 8mm ones. Shot many videos I can't event count of how many tapes I have on my shelf. Since we had our son born last fall. I started to shop for digital camcorder, which will...

Easy to use and very light

Photo pictures are not that good

Mar, 2002

Consumer review by: ab29 (epinions.com)

Great camcorder for the price

 

Easy to use and very light

Photo pictures are not that good

Mar, 2002

Consumer review by: catstell (epinions.com)

The Best Mini-DV

 

Many gee whiz features that are easy to use, great images on TV & PC.

Pricey, white balance hard to get to.

Feb, 2002

Consumer review by: catstell (epinions.com)

The Best Mini-DV

 

Since this market has heated up, every consumer electronics firm has put out their own take on the camcorder, especially the mini-DV variety. Guess who they model theirs on? If you guessed Sony Handycam you are correct. Although superceded by the newer...

Many gee whiz features that are easy to use, great images on TV & PC.

Pricey, white balance hard to get to.

Feb, 2002

Consumer review by: gemini08 (epinions.com)

good digital camcorder

 

I bought the PC-100 2 years ago. I think it is one of the best digital camcorders on the market. I like the firewire feature on the camcorder. I use the firewire cable to connect the PC-100 and the SONY desktop computer, then I can upload the video to...

firewire, 2-in-1 (camera and camcorder)

bad picture taking under low light

Jan, 2002

Consumer review by: gemini08 (epinions.com)

good digital camcorder

 

firewire, 2-in-1 (camera and camcorder)

bad picture taking under low light

Jan, 2002

Product Specifications

The Sony DCR-PC100 was one of the first Mini DV digital camcorders available, and it's still one of the best. Its tiny, lightweight chassis, exquisite Zeiss optics, and flexible, responsive controls make it a natural for shooting beautifully detailed digital video or snapping high-resolution still images. Best of all, the DCR-PC100 from Sony is now also a great bargain.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FM50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.7cm
Height:20cm
Weight:0.5kg
Width:6.35cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Lesson mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PC100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Still / Stretch / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor