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Sony DCR-PC106

Sony DCR-PC106
alaScore 74

20 reviews

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Sony DCR-PC106. 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 are impressed by the portability.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC106 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Sony DCR-PC106 is a perfect PC-friendly MiniDV camcorder featuring a Handycam Station for easy connection. PRODUCT FEATURES: PC Style MiniDV; 1/6" 800k pixel CCD; Carl Zeiss lens; Handycam Station Supplied; 10 x optical zoom (120 x digital); 2.5" Hybrid LCD with touch panel control; Start/stop button on LCD frame; Super NightShot Plus; SteadyShot; Easy Handycam operation; Click to DVD; i.LINK (DV OUT); USB Connectivity.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.35

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 / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon / Super night mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.68

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.3
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Resolution:640 x 480

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.65