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Sony DCR-PC350

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Sony DCR-PC350. 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. Comments about the battery and image quality are overall positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the memory and zoom are different, while many are negative about the connectivity and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC350 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-PC350

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC350 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and color. The size and battery also get good views.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-PC350E Digital CamcorderSony DCR-PC350E Digital Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-PC350

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC350 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and image quality. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRPC350 3MP MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomSony DCRPC350 3MP MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Sony's DCR-PC350 is the company's most expensive matchbook camcorder from 2004. It's a good camcorder, especially for a matchbook, and it definitely beats the socks off of Canon's high end Optura 400 and Optura 500. While the Opturas may take the cake...

Cineframe 24 mode (as a nice gimmick, nothing more), - Low light and video performance, - 16:9 mode, - mic input, ports, - Spot focus/metering

Optical zoom / digital zooms are low, - No true shutte speed, - Handling is mediocre with touch screen

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-PC350 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

If you're looking for a small, compact camcorder that's easy to use and shoots great looking video, look no further than Sony's DCR-PC350. Sony's 3.3 megapixel matchbox-style DCR-PC350 replaces the similar DCR-PC330, with the only major change being a...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-PC350 Camcorder First Impressions Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

Sony last week announced the well-anticipated successor to the DCR-PC330, the DCR-PC350. Soon after the announcement, Sony supplied us with a preproduction DCR-PC350 for review. The DCR-PC350 includes a 3.31 megapixel CCD with behind a Carl Zeiss lens....

Jul, 2004

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Sony Handycam DCR-PC350

 

This camcorder is small and easy to hold

This camcorder lacks the ability to record in low light situations

This camcorder provides all the basics needed for video recording quality.

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Sony DCR PC350

 

Sony DCR PC350 3MP is a MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder with a 10x Optical Zoom.

Amazingly powerful yet incredibly compact, the Sony DCR PC350 Handycam camcorder puts the power of MiniDV in the palm of your hands. Its powerful 1/3-inch Advanced HAD (hole accumulation diode) CCD combines with the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 10x...

Expert review by: Bill O'Brien (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-PC350

 

Its compact size and great stills and videos make the PC350 a top choice for a double-duty camcorder.

Great video and still-photo quality ; Solid night imaging

On the verge of being too small ; Viewfinder doesn't tilt ; Uses Memory Stick Duo

Darkness also trumps quality unless you're overly fond of grainy, green footage when using NightShot or Super NightShot modes, though it shoots in conditions that would totally stump other camcorders.

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: c50 (pricegrabber.com)

Telephoto lens makes a great handycam accessory.

 

Very pleased with results. The lens feels durable due to aluminum construction. As the lens is relatively heavy, it takes a little practice to screw the lens on straight. Until you get the feel for the threading, it helps to stand the handycam on its...

Achieves macro and zoom shots with clarity

For flash photography when using the lens, one must use external lighting or an add-on flash. The wide lens partially obstructs the built-in flash resulting in a shadowed subject

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: jam007 (pricegrabber.com)

Sony VCL-HG2030 30mm 2x High-Grade Telephoto Converter Lens

 

I don't know the difference between the "high grade" and "normal" versions but I went with the high grade. Seems to have worked out well.

Does not give "halo" effect. Gave my camera 20x with no quality loss!!!

Kinda big and heavier then I thought.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: paintballmjm (epinions.com)

Finally - an easy-to-use quality camcorder!

 

Photo & Audio Quality, Docking Station, Webcam Mode, Nightshot, Automatic Focus and Exposure

Can't use tripod while streaming, video quality average, high price.

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: chin_sing (epinions.com)

Digital Mini-DV and 3-MegaPixel Still Photos in One

 

Small size, mini-DV format, 0-LUX capability, 1-handed operation, touch-screen operation and 3 mega-pixel stills

Memorystick-Pro, battery life, touch-screen (good and bad) requires scrolling thru menus to adjustment

May, 2005

Product Specifications

Amazingly powerful, yet incredibly compact, the DCR-PC350 Handycam camcorder puts the power of MiniDV in the palm of your hands. Its powerful 1/3" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD combines with the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 10x optical zoom lens to provide extraordinary digital video time after time. Combined with Memory Stick Duo media, it can even capture 3.0 Megapixel photographs like a digital camera. Other features include a 2.5" hybrid SwivelScreen LCD display with touch panel capabilities, Super NightShot infrared system for low-light image capture, and Super SteadyShot image stabilization system for smooth imaging. The DCR-PC350 comes supplied with a Handycam Station for convenient battery charging and easy video transfers to a TV, VCR or personal computer.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FF51
Run Time (Up To):105min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.2in
Diameter:2.3in
Height:4.2in
Length:2in
Weight:0.9lbs/6oz
Width:2.2in

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 / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon / Super night mode/Beach & ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick Duo
Storage Capacity:16MB

General Features

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HG2030/PC350/PC350E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR/Sony VCL

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Special Functions:Tele
System Type:Lens accessories
Type:Converter/Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)
Magnification:2.0

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / White fader / Window wipe/Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / White fader / Wipe fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:120
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 / Solarization / Still / Trail/Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarization / Still / Trail/Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Slim / Still / Stretch
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic