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Sony DCR-PC53

Sony DCR-PC53
alaScore 75

60 reviews

Oct, 2016

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. Reviewers really like the price and zoom. The portability and usability also get good reviews. 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 75/100 = Good quality.

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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 Reviewers really like the image quality. The usability is also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views 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]

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Bill (



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

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

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


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


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

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Vertical
Resolution:Standard Definition


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