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Sony Dvcam DSR-PD100 Camcorder

Sony Dvcam DSR-PD100 Camcorder
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4 reviews

Jun, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Sony Dvcam DSR-PD100 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the color. The image quality also gets good comments.

image quality, color

On average, users rate this product 90/100.

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Good for not off the road.


Very good picture/sound.

Don't go off roading with the wide conversion lense on it.

Oct, 2004

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Great Performer


Excelent picture/color

Mini DV only 40 min.

Nov, 2002

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Fine Three-CCD Camcorder


The Sony DSR-PD100 was one of the first really small three-CCD camcorders that put professional features into a consumer-sized package. It first came out as the DSR-PD100 and quickly received a minor upgrade to the DSR-PD100A. This particular model was...

Much better resolution and color saturation than the typical consumer camcorder

Records in DVCAM format only

Feb, 2004

Product Specifications

The Sony DSR-PD100A Handycam style digital camcorder is a new addition to the ever-growing DVCAM product line-up. Within its compact and stylish body, it boasts a newly developed 3CCD-imaging device, which provides excellent picture quality, and a new function - still image recording on a removable memory media. With these features, the DSR-PD100A will offer new opportunities for a variety of professional applications. The DSR-PD100A is a highly portable camcorder, which weighs just 1 kg (2.2 lbs) with a battery and a tape. A magnesium alloy die cast body keeps it light but robust. This mobility is a major asset in the field of professional acquisition. The DSR-PD100A has a large 3.5-inch color LCD monitor with 184, 000 pixels, opening 90 degrees to the side and swiveling 180 degrees. It allows the user to shoot the object in low and high angle conditions while monitoring the picture. The LCD is also useful for viewing a recorded tape, or stored picture. The DSR-PD100A uses InfoLITHIUM battery system. The supplied NP-F330 and optional NP-F950/B batteries communicate with the camcorder so that the DSR-PD100A can indicate the remaining battery capacity within one minute of accuracy on the large LCD monitor or the viewfinder. Start / Stop / Zoom of the camcorder and VTR operation, plus slow playback or search can be controlled by the supplied RMT-811 Wireless Remote Commander. The supplied XLR adaptor attaches onto the Intelligent accessory shoe of the camcorder, allowing external professional microphones to be connected. Through the XLR adaptor, phantom DC Power (+48 V) for a microphone is also supplied from the DSR-PD100A. On the XLR adaptor, a GAIN switch is incorporated to deal with low-level sounds, like the output from a dynamic microphone.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aperture-priority / Shutter-priority

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DSR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.8
Max Focal Length:51.6mm
Min Focal Length:4.3mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Dark gray

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:380Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:DVCAM
Digital Zoom:48
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD