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Sony DCR-PC 120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of Sony DCR-PC 120. 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. Opinions about the design and usability are generally positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the color and battery.

size, image quality, portability, usability, design

price, memory, battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC 120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-PC 120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC 120 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and price are overall positive. The size and memory are also mentioned favorably.

usability, memory, size, price, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-PC120 MiniDV Digital CamcorderSony DCR-PC120 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-PC 120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC 120 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the zoom and durability are generally positive. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the price.

portability, image quality, usability, durability, zoom

price

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRPC120BT MiniDV Camcorder w/ 2.5" LCD, Memory Stick, MPEG, Mega Pixel Video/ Still & Network CapabilitySony DCRPC120BT MiniDV Camcorder w/ 2.5" LCD, Memory Stick, MPEG, Mega Pixel Video/ Still & Network Capability

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-PC120BT Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-PC120BT (Bluetooth) MiniDV camcorder is Sony's top of the line standup or matchbox camcorder. The camcorder takes amazing quality video and great stills. The PC120BT and earlier versions have had a strong following and the PC120BT should...

Mar, 2002

Expert review by: D. Eric Franks (videomaker.com)

Review: Sony DCR-PC120BT Camcorder with Bluetooth

 

The long line of Sony PC-number camcorders stretches back to the early days of Mini DV. From PC1 to PC115, we have seen advances in CCD technology, optical quality and more recently, megapixel still-image capabilities. The DCR-PC120BT is in most ways...

Bluetooth ; Pop-up flash ; Timed-interval recording

Bluetooth ; No individual iris or shutter controls

An incrementally improved version of the long running Sony PC-number line of cameras with networking capabilities.

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: D. Eric Franks (videomaker.com)

Sony DCR-PC120BT

 

An incrementally improved version of the long running Sony PC-number line of cameras with networking capabilities.

Bluetooth, Pop-up flash, Timed-interval recording

Bluetooth, No individual iris or shutter controls

Jul, 2002

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-PC120E

 

Easy to use controls

Difficult to follow user handbook

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: penlix (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR PC120 : The best gadget in my collection!

 

For the people who are looking for a high-quality camera to use in amateur film-making, or for a family camera this is the best piece of equipment I tried since now. Other makes like panasonic have very good products out there but getting all the...

May, 2002

Consumer review by: penlix (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-PC120: The best gadget in my collection!

 

For the people who are looking for a high-quality camera to use in amateur film-making, or for a family camera this is the best piece of equipment I tried since now. Other makes like panasonic have very good products out there but getting all the...

Picture, Features, Overall Quality

Price

May, 2002

Consumer review by: davil (ciao.com)

it;s Main Features

 

To the computer via the SONY website of Image-Station, the album made for the individual remote relatives and friends of All must log in to the SONY website. 2.5-inch LCD can be browsed through the page to narrow, the biggest 30 bookmarks can be set,...

Light weight, high-definition

Available battery time is not long

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: wlsva (ciao.com)

Sony Handycam DCR PC120

 

To the computer via the SONY website of Image-Station, the album made for the individual remote relatives and friends of All must log in to the SONY website. 2.5-inch LCD can be browsed through the page to narrow, the biggest 30 bookmarks can be set,...

1 / 4 inch 1.55 million pixel number of CCD, animation 970000 effective pixels, JPEG still draw fo

Price a bit expensive

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Featuring a 1.55 Mega-pixel Advanced HAD CCD and 14-bit DXP digital signal processing, the DCR-PC120 provides high quality digital video up to 530 lines of horizontal resolutions. In addition, it offers a Progressive Shutter System, which consists of the 1.55 Mega-pixel CCD and a Mechanical Shutter, delivering excellent still images up to 1, 360 x 1, 020 pixels. The built-in Carl Zeiss T lens with 120x digital and 10x optical zoom further enhances picture quality. One of the various new advanced features is the new Hologram AF function that helps users focus an object accurately in darkness by using the laser pattern to detect the edge of the object. By combining the Hologram AF and flash, users are able to capture images as far as 2.5 meters. With the DCR-PC120 digital camcorder, you are able to access the Internet via the Bluetooth compatible modem adaptor without using a PC. You can simply capture digital video and still picture with the Handycam, and send image files to friends through e-mail anytime, anywhere. Furthermore, you can also browse Web sites with the Bluetooth wireless Internet connection.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Flip-up

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.3cm
Height:11.8cm
Weight:0.6kg
Width:5.7cm

Display

Display:LCD

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PC120
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1.39
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.55

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.39Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.55Mpix
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

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Other features

Flash memory:8

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Overlap fader / Random / Scroll wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Still / Stretch / Trail
Still Image Format:GIF / JPEG / PNG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor