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Sony Handycam DCRPC110 DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and image quality. The size and usability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the battery. There are some less positive comments about the features and memory.

portability, usability, size, image quality, design

value for money, memory, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCRPC110 DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Sony DCR-PC110


Sony's DCR-PC110 Mini DV Handycam camcorder is versatile and powerful. It's the world's first home-use camcorder to record megapixel (1152 x 864 pixels) still images and MPEG movie clips with audio to Memory Stick? media.

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Sony DCR-PC110 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders


The Sony PC-110 is the long awaited sequel to the Sony PC-100. Although it's a matchbox style camcorder with bottom loading tape, the positive features outweigh the set backs. The 110 model is a great camcorder and you get what you pay for.

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Sony DCR-PC110 Mini DV Camcorder


Excellent image quality, High definition digital stills and impressive photo functions, MPEG movie capture, External mike and headphone jacks

Hard to hold


Consumer review by:

A powerful tool


Exclnt for documentary where a larger cam. won't work.

One must focus to learn all the features...

Consumer review by:

The simple man review.


The sony handycam is compact and fairly easy to use.

The sony handycam is prone to not work right in early moring

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Sony Handycam DCR-PC110 Review


Small, lightweight, easy to use

haven't found any

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The Ease of Use


Very easy to use; adaptable

At this time, none.

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my experience


Lots of functions,good product name

Needs to be easier to use with easier instructions

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Sony Handycam DCR-PC110


wide feature set, clear optics, excellent connectivity


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Sony Handycam review


Easy to hold and has convienient editing format

For objects on the move the zoom is difficult to operate.

Product Specifications

The Sony DCR-PC110 Digital Handycam Camcorder offers high resolution and lots of professional features. Featuring a 1/4" CCD with 1,070,000 pixels, it provides stunning detail and clarity, with exceptional video and still image performance. Carl Zeiss lens provides the professional performance you need. Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery means no "memory effect" like other battery types can experience. It also has a pop-up flash and MPEG clip mode. The dual function of the DCR-PC110 brings new ways of enjoyment to customers. It allows them to record high quality digital video on a mini DV tape; besides, customers can use the MPEG movie function and JPEG function to shoot short movie clips up to 42 minutes 40 seconds or Mega-pixel still images respectively. With the MPEG movie function, users can record the MPEG movie clip directly on a Memory Stick in Video mail mode (160 x 112) or Presentation mode (320 x 240), or transfer a recorded video from the DVD or VCR and save it in the MPEG movie format on a Memory Stick. Progressive Shutter System, from the combination of interlace scan CCD and mechanical shutter functions, allows for high-quality still images with very little blurring. Customers can produce creative digital overlaps or blue-screen effects on images by choosing the Memory Chroma Key, Memory Luminance Key or Camera Chroma Key.

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:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight


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 / Macro / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon/Beach & ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon/Night mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Metallic silver/Black / Silver/Metallic gray

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
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/Optical

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /4 years warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Monotone fader / Overlap fader / Random / Scroll wipe/Black fader / Monotone fader / Overlap fader / Random / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:MJPEG/MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:120/40
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie 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 / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail/Black & White / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD