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Sony NSC-GC1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Sony NSC-GC1. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the memory and price are generally positive. The design and portability also get good reviews. The finish and zoom get critical reviews.

usability, portability, design, price, memory

image quality, zoom, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony NSC-GC1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NSC-GC1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony NSC-GC1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the memory and design. The price and portability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the zoom and image quality. Reviews are divided on the durability.

usability, portability, price, design, memory

image quality, zoom

39% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NSCGC1 Net-Sharing 5MP CMOS MPEG4 CamcorderSony NSCGC1 Net-Sharing 5MP CMOS MPEG4 Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Sony NSC-GC1 review:

 

Every company wants to get a taste of YouTube's popularity, and Sony's no exception. In a jarring change from the company's Cyber-shot and Handycam lines of digital cameras and camcorders, Sony released the NSC-GC1, a pocket camera/camcorder designed...

Stylish black design; 2.4-inch pivoting LCD screen.

Awkward controls; flash gets blocked easily; disappointing video quality; no included or onboard memory.

With a dearth of features and middling video quality, the otherwise stylish Sony NSC-GC1 pocket camcorder fails to justify its premium price.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony NSC-GC1 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Flash Memory

 

A new type of camcorder is on the rise, anyone who has stepped into a nig-name pharmacy in the last few years could tell you that. They're small (very small), they're cheap (as low as $99), and for once, they're not trying to convince you of their...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

NSC-GC1 Net-Sharing Cam

 

The proliferation of video-sharing Web sites has caused a steady stream of dedicated peripherals to enter the marketplace; each jostling for a prime p...

Under $300, in-built software, easy to use, 5-megapixel stills

Video quality less than average, controls are slightly too small, boxy design

While the NSC-GC1 cannot hope to compete with a dedicated camcorder, it provides an affordable introduction to video sharing over the Internet. If you plan to screen your video creations exclusively online, you won't be disappointed.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony NSC-GC1 Net-Sharing Cam

 

Under $300, in-built software, easy to use, 5-megapixel stills

Video quality less than average, controls are slightly too small, boxy design

While the NSC-GC1 cannot hope to compete with a dedicated camcorder, it provides an affordable introduction to video sharing over the Internet. If you plan to screen your video creations exclusively online, you won't be disappointed.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Sarah24287 (mysears.com)

Good on the go Sony Camcorder!

 

My fiance and I purchased this camcorder, just so we had one. It is very easy to use and portable! We have filmed many activities that our family is in, and we would definitely recommend it for those people who want to catch the action going on while...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Steptincrap2 (viewpoints.com)

this sony gci net sharing cam is awesome ”

 
Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: nenk (ciao.com)

Sony NSC-GC1

 

The Internet and video-sharing sites, Sony has released ultra-portable camcorder, Sony NSC-GC1 or can be also called "Net-sharing Cam." Camcorder imut has dimensions 1:09 x 2:25 x 4125 inches, and equipped with a ½-inch CMOS sensor. Sony NSC-GC1 is...

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Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: akangirl (ciao.com)

YouTube Friendly Camcorder

 

Sony NSC-GC1 is a very you tube friendly camcorder.This net-sharing CAM makes it easier to post the videos you shoot to YouTube, or other (well known) video sharing sites of your choice. Moreover, if you happen to have a PSP or a PS3, you can use the...

Its web friendly

Batery finishes quickly

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: comorgan (mysears.com)

Bought and would buy again

 

Bought this for my Sony 408. Have been pleased. Works as advertised.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: wakkawakka (cnet.com.au)

Sony NSC-GC1 Net-Sharing Cam

 

This device is totally portable and but does have decent quality. I wish it had a better auto focus or manual ring. It also has only a digital zoom, so it's jumpy, but for the price it's perfect for that last minute vacation. 2gig card records over...

Mar, 2009
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Product Specifications

Capture high-quality digital video and broadcast it live to your friends and family over the Web with this compact, highly advanced camcorder. Share your world. Shoot crystal clear footage with the NSC-GC1 MPEG4 net sharing camcorder and keep your viewers on the edge of their seats. Thanks to the 2.4" SwivelScreen LCD and SteadyShot Picture Stabilization System, video will be easy to capture and a joy to watch. The long-lasting Lithium Ion battery system lets you enjoy the filming experience longer, while the USB interface enables you to share your memories with the world over the Internet.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Hi-speed shutter / Landscape / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NSCGC1 Net Sharing
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5
Min Focal Length:6.95mm
Type:Lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:459Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:4
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder