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Sony DCR-PC 120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of Sony DCR-PC 120. 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. People are impressed by the design and usability. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the color and battery.

size, image quality, portability, usability, design

price, memory, battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC 120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-PC 120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC 120 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and price are generally positive. The size and memory also get good reviews.

usability, memory, size, price, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-PC120 MiniDV Digital CamcorderSony DCR-PC120 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-PC 120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC 120 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. People are impressed by the zoom and durability. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the price.

portability, image quality, usability, durability, zoom

price

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRPC120BT MiniDV Camcorder w/ 2.5" LCD, Memory Stick, MPEG, Mega Pixel Video/ Still & Network CapabilitySony DCRPC120BT MiniDV Camcorder w/ 2.5" LCD, Memory Stick, MPEG, Mega Pixel Video/ Still & Network Capability

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-PC120BT Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-PC120BT (Bluetooth) MiniDV camcorder is Sony's top of the line standup or matchbox camcorder. The camcorder takes amazing quality video and great stills. The PC120BT and earlier versions have had a strong following and the PC120BT should...

Mar, 2002

Expert review by: D. Eric Franks (videomaker.com)

Sony DCR-PC120BT

 

An incrementally improved version of the long running Sony PC-number line of cameras with networking capabilities.

Bluetooth, Pop-up flash, Timed-interval recording

Bluetooth, No individual iris or shutter controls

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: D. Eric Franks (videomaker.com)

Review: Sony DCR-PC120BT Camcorder with Bluetooth

 

The long line of Sony PC-number camcorders stretches back to the early days of Mini DV. From PC1 to PC115, we have seen advances in CCD technology, optical quality and more recently, megapixel still-image capabilities. The DCR-PC120BT is in most ways...

Bluetooth ; Pop-up flash ; Timed-interval recording

Bluetooth ; No individual iris or shutter controls

An incrementally improved version of the long running Sony PC-number line of cameras with networking capabilities.

Jul, 2002

Consumer review by: wlsva (ciao.com)

Sony Handycam DCR PC120

 

To the computer via the SONY website of Image-Station, the album made for the individual remote relatives and friends of All must log in to the SONY website. 2.5-inch LCD can be browsed through the page to narrow, the biggest 30 bookmarks can be set,...

1 / 4 inch 1.55 million pixel number of CCD, animation 970000 effective pixels, JPEG still draw fo

Price a bit expensive

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: davil (ciao.com)

it;s Main Features

 

To the computer via the SONY website of Image-Station, the album made for the individual remote relatives and friends of All must log in to the SONY website. 2.5-inch LCD can be browsed through the page to narrow, the biggest 30 bookmarks can be set,...

Light weight, high-definition

Available battery time is not long

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-PC120E

 

Easy to use controls

Difficult to follow user handbook

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: penlix (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-PC120: The best gadget in my collection!

 

For the people who are looking for a high-quality camera to use in amateur film-making, or for a family camera this is the best piece of equipment I tried since now. Other makes like panasonic have very good products out there but getting all the...

Picture, Features, Overall Quality

Price

May, 2002

Consumer review by: penlix (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR PC120 : The best gadget in my collection!

 

For the people who are looking for a high-quality camera to use in amateur film-making, or for a family camera this is the best piece of equipment I tried since now. Other makes like panasonic have very good products out there but getting all the...

May, 2002

Product Specifications

Featuring a 1.55-megapixel Advanced HAD CCD and 14-bit DXP digital signal processing, the DCR-PC120E provides high-quality digital video up to 530 lines of horizontal resolutions. In addition, this model offers a Progressive Shutter System, which consists of the 1.55-megapixel CCD and a Mechanical Shutter, delivering excellent still images up to 1, 360 x 1, 020 pixels. The built-in Carl Zeiss 'T' lens with 120x digital and 10x optical zoom further enhances picture quality. With the DCR-PC120E, users are able to access the Internet via the Bluetooth compatible modem adaptor, without using a PC. They can simply capture digital video and still picture with the Handycam, and send image files to friends through e-mail anytime, anywhere. Furthermore, they can also browse Web sites with the wireless Internet connection. To provide powerful shooting capabilities in any conditions, this model offers numerous innovative features such as Super Electronic Steady Shot, Super NightShot, automatic intelligent pop-up flash as well as red-eye reducing technology. The DCR-PC120E is the first Handycam model on the market supporting the Print Image Matching technology, which offers high-quality pictures. The dual function of the DCR-PC120E brings new ways of enjoyment to users. It allows users to record high-quality digital video on a mini DV tape, and capture short movie clips or Mega-pixel still images onto the Memory Stick. With the MPEG e-Movie feature, users can record a MPEG movie clip directly on a Memory Stick and transfer the file to a PC in seconds for editing, archiving and sending to friends via e-mail.

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 Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Flip-up/Pop-up flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless Interface: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in/4.6in
Height:4.4in/4.6in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:2.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating/Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Landscape / Macro / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon/Beach & ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PC120/PC120BT/PC120E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8/F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Metallic gray/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.39Mpix/970Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.55Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)/Optical

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / Window wipe/Black fader / Monotone fader / Overlap fader / Random / Scroll wipe
Digital Video Format:MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Still / Stretch / Trail/Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail
Still Image Format:GIF / JPEG / PNG/JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD