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Sony DCR-PC53

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Sony DCR-PC53. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and zoom. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the image quality and size.

usability, portability, zoom, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC53 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-PC53


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony DCR-PC53 from 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 People are impressed by the image quality and usability. Some have doubts about the size.

usability, image quality


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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-PC53 Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [0.8Mp, 10x Optical Zoom, 3" LCD]Sony DCR-PC53 Handycam MiniDV Camcorder [0.8Mp, 10x Optical Zoom, 3" LCD]

Mar, 2018

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Extremely easy to use, compact size. Excellent zoom and fast focus. Easy to transfer images and video to computer or to display on larger screen via docking station

Limited features to produce special effects. Grainy picture quality in low light conditions

Jan, 2010

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It's tiny!


The Sony DCR-PC53 camcorder is an absolute gem - it's so small it really does fit in your pocket. Despite its size it has lots of ...

Mar, 2005

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Type:NP-FA50


Minimum illumination:5
Playback zoom:Y
Playback zoom (max):Y


Display:Hybrid LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display Resolution:123200

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length range (f-f):0.0906 - 0.906
Optical Zoom:10

Other Features

Fader:Black, White, Mosaic, Overlap, Wipe, Monotone, Random Dot
Focus:Auto / Manual
I/O ports:USB, Audio Out, i.LINK (DV) Out, S-Video Out, Video Out
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Power consumption (typical):2.9
Resolution:640 x 480

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Package

Ports & interfaces

S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/2-1/3500


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV


Video compression format:MPEG1
Video formats supported:MPEG1

Weight & Dimensions