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Sony DCR-PC1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 reviews of Sony DCR-PC1000. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the design and image quality are overall positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the connectivity and battery, while comments about the color and reliability are mixed.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-PC1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC1000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability. There are some negative opinions about the battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-PC1000 Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [2.8Mp, 10x, 2.7" WLCD]Sony DCR-PC1000 Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [2.8Mp, 10x, 2.7" WLCD]

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-PC1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC1000 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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good reviews, whereas comments about the memory and reliability are mixed. Many are less positive about the color and connectivity.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

battery, connectivity, color

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD301 1MP DVD Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomSony DCR-DVD301 1MP DVD Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Ben Wolf (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-PC1000

 

A compact three-chip MiniDV camera that combines advanced features with point-and-shoot design.

Compact design ; Three-chip capture ; Broad feature set ; Strong photo capabilities ; Smooth automatic operation

Clumsy user interface for more advanced functions ; Pricey ; Mediocre battery life; works only with proprietary cables and accessories

Although the DCR-PC1000 provides electronic image stabilization instead of an optical system, it effectively eliminated shake without noticeably degrading the image.

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Rechargeable
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FA50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:None/Pop-up flash

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2cm/9.7cm
Height:10.4cm/11.7cm
Weight:0.4kg/0.5kg
Width:5.4cm/5.8cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123200

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in/2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm/6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo
Storage Capacity:16MB/4MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PC1000/PC1000E/PC9
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.67
Optical sensor resolution:790.000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:3
Focal length range (f-f):2.77 - 27.7
Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.2/F/1.8-2.4
Max Focal Length:27.7mm/33mm
Min Focal Length:2.77mm/3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black / Metallic silver

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix/670Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/790Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"/1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )/6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CMOS/CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD/3CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Additional accessories:Docking Station
Cable Type:A/V, USB
Compatible operating systems:MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later / MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 ~
Fader:Wipe, overlap, white, random, monotone, mosaic, black
Flash:Pop-up, auto mode
Flash memory:16
Horizontal resolution:530
I/O ports:1 x composite video/audio (input/output) \n1 x S-Video input / output \n1 x USB \n1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) \n1 x DC power input \n1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo\n / Audio In\nAudio Out\nUSB\nVideo In\nVideo Out
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Magnification:2
Recording speed:SP, LP

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Package

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
S-Video In:No / Yes
S-Video Out:No / Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/500 - 1/2

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black & white fader / Overlap fader/Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / White fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Cinema / Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Motion effect / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Skintone / Solarisation / Still / Trail/Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Slim / Solarisation / Still / Stretch / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2
Height :11.7
Weight:400
Width:5.4