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Sony NSC-GC1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Sony NSC-GC1. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the memory and price. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the finish and zoom.

usability, portability, design, price, memory

image quality, zoom, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony NSC-GC1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NSC-GC1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony NSC-GC1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the memory and design are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good reviews. Reviews are divided on the durability. There are some negative opinions about the zoom and image quality.

usability, portability, price, design, memory

image quality, zoom

39% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NSCGC1 Net-Sharing 5MP CMOS MPEG4 CamcorderSony NSCGC1 Net-Sharing 5MP CMOS MPEG4 Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony NSC-GC1 Net-Sharing Cam

 

Under $300, in-built software, easy to use, 5-megapixel stills

Video quality less than average, controls are slightly too small, boxy design

While the NSC-GC1 cannot hope to compete with a dedicated camcorder, it provides an affordable introduction to video sharing over the Internet. If you plan to screen your video creations exclusively online, you won't be disappointed.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

NSC-GC1 Net-Sharing Cam

 

The proliferation of video-sharing Web sites has caused a steady stream of dedicated peripherals to enter the marketplace; each jostling for a prime p...

Under $300, in-built software, easy to use, 5-megapixel stills

Video quality less than average, controls are slightly too small, boxy design

While the NSC-GC1 cannot hope to compete with a dedicated camcorder, it provides an affordable introduction to video sharing over the Internet. If you plan to screen your video creations exclusively online, you won't be disappointed.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Sony NSC-GC1 review:

 

Every company wants to get a taste of YouTube's popularity, and Sony's no exception. In a jarring change from the company's Cyber-shot and Handycam lines of digital cameras and camcorders, Sony released the NSC-GC1, a pocket camera/camcorder designed...

Stylish black design; 2.4-inch pivoting LCD screen.

Awkward controls; flash gets blocked easily; disappointing video quality; no included or onboard memory.

With a dearth of features and middling video quality, the otherwise stylish Sony NSC-GC1 pocket camcorder fails to justify its premium price.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony NSC-GC1 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Flash Memory

 

A new type of camcorder is on the rise, anyone who has stepped into a nig-name pharmacy in the last few years could tell you that. They're small (very small), they're cheap (as low as $99), and for once, they're not trying to convince you of their...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: wakkawakka (cnet.com.au)

Sony NSC-GC1 Net-Sharing Cam

 

This device is totally portable and but does have decent quality. I wish it had a better auto focus or manual ring. It also has only a digital zoom, so it's jumpy, but for the price it's perfect for that last minute vacation. 2gig card records over...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: bsmooth512 (cnet.com.au)

Sony NSC-GC1 Net-Sharing Cam

 

Im having problems with the software driver it wont install on my computer any advice I cant save my videos or upload them to youtube. I was able to do it and now it just wont do it

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Anonymous (cnet.com.au)

Sony NSC-GC1 Net-Sharing Cam

 

29 x 56 x 104mm seems pretty compact to me?!

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: cyn (cnet.com.au)

Sony NSC-GC1 Net-Sharing Cam

 

I own this camera and am pretty satisfied with it; however, the flash function doesn't work for video taping which leads to extremely poor taping at night. Even with the lights on in the house.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: canberra_photographer (cnet.com.au)

Sony NSC-GC1 Net-Sharing Cam

 

Stupid idea, neither a compact camcorder nor a useful device in itself. Just one more thing to carry around that does a poor job of what it aims to do. A device like this ha no place. People already have iPods, mobiles, wallets, keyless entry/ignition...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: (cnet.com.au)

Sony NSC-GC1 Net-Sharing Cam

 

hahaha how many people carry a camera around in hopes of catching a "fight or a breaking news event"? i think the concept is good and would like to see it implemented in more devices.

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