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Sony DCRPC115 DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sony DCRPC115 DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and usability. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the memory and price.

size, image quality, portability, usability, durability

price, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCRPC115 DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (

Great Camcorder and camera.


Compact, great video and sound, easy to use.

accessories are expensive.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

Do not think, buy it .


Lots of features and easy to handle & good quality pic.

No software is supplied to transfer from MINIDV to computer

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

We are creating wonderful memories


easy to handle

buttons are small, but of course the camera is small too

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

A wonderful video camera


Excellent video quality, good still pictures

Some features can be confusing

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

Worth the little extra




Dec, 2002

Consumer review (

Highly recommend - great camera!


Compact camera with loaded functionality.

I haven't encountered any cons yet.

Dec, 2002

Consumer review (

Applications of the Sony DCR-PC115 at a Church


Ease of Use

none identified

Dec, 2002

Consumer review (

DCR-PC 115


Superb features, lens is great, built-in-flash.

Price, not neck strap, LCD could be bigger, stick memory sma

Dec, 2002

Consumer review (

direct consumer report on sony dcr-pc115


Versatile, very compact, stylish, superb features

Unit and accessories are expensive.

Oct, 2002

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Apr, 2002

Product Specifications

The Sony DCR-PC115 offers brilliant video performance that's rarely found on a miniDV Handycam, and exceptionally high resolution still shots. With 530 lines of horizontal resolution, details are more alive, colors are smoother, and faults like jaggedness become a thing of the past. The DCR-PC115 has a USB terminal, which allows it connect easily to your PC for fast, convenient access to all your digital images. Send e-mails, create presentations or just store them in your PC hard disk. The USB terminal helps you transfer the images you need easily. Sensitive horizontal and vertical motion vector sensors pick up the unwanted jittering caused by an unsteady hand. These shakes are then compensated by the Super SteadyShot system, eliminating unwanted blurs, giving you smoother, more enjoyable video. Coupled with optical coating technology, the DCR-PC115's Carl Zeiss lense 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.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

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

Dimensions & Weight


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


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



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.39Mpix
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

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 / Frame movie mode/Digital photo 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/Black & White / Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail
Still Image Format:GIF / JPEG / PNG/JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD