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Sony DCR-PC55E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of Sony DCR-PC55E Mini DV Digital Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and design. The size and portability also get good views, whereas the memory and viewfinder get less positive opinions.

usability, portability, size, design, image quality

viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC55E Mini DV Digital Camcorder 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-PC55E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC55E Mini DV Digital Camcorder from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The portability and color are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the zoom and price. Some have doubts about the design and reliability.

usability, color, portability, size, image quality

reliability, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-PC55E Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [0.8MP, 10x Optical, 3"LCD]Sony DCR-PC55E Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [0.8MP, 10x Optical, 3"LCD]

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-PC55E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC55E Mini DV Digital Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The design and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the memory.

usability, portability, design, image quality, size

memory

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-PC55 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom (Black)Sony DCR-PC55 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A great handycam for a day at the beach, or a simple series of home videos, the Sony DCR-PC55 isn't for the serious camera enthusiast.

Simple interface, instinctive operation, impressive outdoor performance

Indoor and low light performance inadequate, slow autofocus, lack of features

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-PC55R

 

Sony's DCR-PC55R aggressively pursues consumers who want a dash of style with their camcorder choices.

Simple operation ; Eye-catching design

Higher-end users will find it a bit simplistic ; No optical viewfinder

May, 2005

Expert review by: Randolph Ramsay (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-PC55

 

Sony is aiming squarely at the hip youth market with its stylish new Handycam, the DCR-PC55.

Simple operation ; Eye-catching design

Higher-end users will find it a bit simplistic ; No optical viewfinder

Overall The DCR-PC55 Handycam scores high on looks, and sports enough features to make its $1499 price tag seemingly worthwhile (especially for those willing to pay a price premium for design). CNET.com.au will bring you a full review soon and hand...

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: Guest user (productreview.com.au)

Good

 

good small handy cam, very compact, value for money could be better, if it can take night visition easy to use, touch screen interface

stylish

no night vistion, short battary life

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FA50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.2cm
Height:9.9cm
Weight:0.3kg
Width:4.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PC55/PC55E/PC55EB/PC55ES
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:0.34

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black/Silver

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:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Expansion slots:Memory Stick Pro Duo
I/O ports:USB\nAudio Input/Output
Interface:USB
Lens system:Vario-Tessar

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format: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
Special Effects: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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.2
Height :4.5
Weight:290
Width:9.9