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Sony DCR-PC8

Sony DCR-PC8
alaScore 72

97 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and size. The value for money and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, value for money, size, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-PC8

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

build quality, value for money, usability, portability, memory

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-PC8 Mini DV CamcorderSony DCR-PC8 Mini DV Camcorder

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Sony PC8

 

A hang-over from last seasons (& actually better) range, this is a compact, upright camera with all ...

Manual Focus Ring, Carl Ziess Lens, Comprehensive Connections, Compact Size

Touch Screen, Mic Position, not communicative, bottom loading, poor stills

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Product Specifications

The Sony DCR-PC8 offers brilliant video performance. Coupled with optical coating technology, the DCR-PC8's Carl Zeiss lens promises better contrast, color saturation and image brilliance. Only the world's best optical block complements advanced digital imaging know-how. It reaps this synergy to deliver unsurpassed video and still image quality. The DCR-PC8 has a USB terminal, which allows it connect easily to your PC for fast, convenient access to all your digital images. The USB terminal helps you transfer the images you need easily. All shakes are compensated by the Super SteadyShot system, eliminating unwanted blurs, giving you smoother, more enjoyable video. The Sony DCR-PC8 provides a wide audience of camcorder users with unprecedented quality and network functionality.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):125min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.8in
Height:4.1in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.3in

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

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PC8
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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