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Sony Handycam DCRPC105 Mini DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of Sony Handycam DCRPC105 Mini DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and zoom are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the viewfinder and color, while the battery and memory get mixed views.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, size

price, color, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCRPC105 Mini DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCRPC105 Mini DV Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCRPC105 Mini DV Camcorder from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability. The portability also gets good feedback, whereas many are critical about the price.

portability, usability

price

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-PC105Sony DCR-PC105

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCRPC105 Mini DV Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCRPC105 Mini DV Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and zoom. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the memory, while there are some less positive comments about the color and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, durability

price, viewfinder, color

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRPC105 MiniDV 1.0 Mega Pixel Handycam Camcorder with 2.5" Swivel LCDSony DCRPC105 MiniDV 1.0 Mega Pixel Handycam Camcorder with 2.5" Swivel LCD

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jan Ozer (pcmag.com)

Sony DCR-PC105, DCR-TRV22

 
Oct, 2003

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-PC105 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The $1,000 MiniDV Sony DCR-PC105 is Sony's only vertical, match box style camcorder on the market today. The DCR-PC105 does a good job of shooting video under normal lighting conditions, and the CCD does a pretty good job in low light situations. The...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: (zdnet.com.au)

Sony DCR-PC105

 

Video hobbyists with an eye for style and a desire to travel light will like this highly compact MiniDV cam.

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: nowool (shopzilla.com)

A Camcorder You'll Use

 

Size, Features, Durability, Decent still pics,

No external battery charger included

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: mauriedee (shopzilla.com)

Great Camcorder for the Price!

 

Image, Size, Handling, Clarity

Not Much

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: simonsaid (shopzilla.com)

It's fine for about $700

 

Compact Size, built-in flash, hybrid screen

avg color, excess color satuation on bright orange object

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Sony!!

 

Small/Compact, Excellent Memory stick Images and Video

None

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: superfred (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-PC105E nice and small

 

I just change my JVC GRDVM-90 (because it died) for that new Sony DCR-PC105E. There is plenty of features .It can take picture and video and it fits in my ski jacket. Picture The photo are pretty good for a camcorder, but not as good as a 300$ ...

size, feature, touch screen, battery meter, all in one

zoom button hard to use

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: decoder2 (epinions.com)

How does PC-105 feels in the palm.

 

I have read many reviews about this compact camcorder.And all the reviews have one thing in common,that is the zoom controller is difficult to operate and reach.Its too small,etc. I think that,to most of the writers its customary to feel ...

Best picture quality in its class with a bunch of additional features

the focus ring is not easy to handle,and the infra red emitter gets blocked

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: beyondc (pcphotoreview.com)

Sony DCR-PC105

 
Sep, 2003
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Product Specifications

Designed with easy-to-use features, Sony's DCR-PC105 camcorder doesn't just give you the power to capture exceptional video; it gives you the freedom to share treasured memories. This super compact unit comes equipped with a 1/4.7" 1 Megapixel CCD imager and Touch Panel that offers access to the camcorder's entire menu. You'll love the picture quality created by 520 lines of horizontal resolution. Save an MPEG Movie EX onto Memory Stick media for easy sharing. With just one click of a button on the DCR-PC105, video on tape is copied to DVD on VAIO PC via i.LINK. All wrapped up in one super small package; ready to go on your next outing!

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FM30
Run Time (Up To):100min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.8in
Height:4.1in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2in

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 / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PC105/PC105E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.0
Max Focal Length:37mm
Min Focal Length:3.7mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.4 mm ( 1/4.7 ) / 5.4 mm ( 1/4.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random/Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / Wipe fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Card Mix / Chroma Key / Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarization / Still / Trail/Card Mix / Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarization / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD