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Sony DCR-PC109

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of Sony DCR-PC109. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The image quality and portability also get good views, but there are some critical views about the viewfinder and memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC109 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-PC109

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC109 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and design. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the reliability and durability.

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57% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-PC109E Digital CamcorderSony DCR-PC109E Digital Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-PC109

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC109 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the battery and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the memory and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, design, battery

reliability, durability, memory

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRPC109 Compact MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomSony DCRPC109 Compact MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-PC109

 

This pocket MiniDV camcorder excels outdoors, and back home, you'll love the Handycam Station dock.

Supercompact ; Bundled Handycam Station ; 1-megapixel imager ; Hybrid LCD great in sunlight

No earphone jack ; No built-in flash or video light ; Bottom-loading cassette ; Viewfinder doesn't tilt

Jan, 2004

Product Specifications

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

Minimum illumination:7

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.7cm
Diameter:5.6cm
Height:9.8cm
Length:4.3cm
Weight:0.5kg/125g
Width:5cm

Display

Display:Hybrid LCD
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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick Duo
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HG0725/PC109/PC109E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR/Sony VCL

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length range (f-f):72.5
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:3.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Special Functions:Wide angle
System Type:Lens accessories
Type:Converter/Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5" ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)
Magnification:0.7

Other features

Magnification:0.7 / 2 / 2.0x / 0.7x
Resolution:1152 x 864

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.8
Diameter:4.99
Height :9.7
Length:7.25
Weight:138 / 385
Width:5