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Sony DCR-PC109

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Sony DCR-PC109. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC109 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-PC109

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC109 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery and design. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reliability and durability get critical opinions.

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57% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-PC109

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC109 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the memory and durability.

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reliability, durability, memory

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Jan Ozer (pcmag.com)

Sony DCR-PC109 Handycam

 

The highly portable, stylish Sony DCR-PC109 Handycam offers good video quality.

Good video quality. Compact design. Good still-image capture for a 1-megapixel sensor.

No built-in flash.

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Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Robert Ellis (pcworld.com)

Sony DCR-PC109

 

Hot-shoe ; Spot focus ; Best image stabilization ; Headphone and mike jacks ; Easy-to-use touchscreen menu

Awkward zoom-button position ; USB and FireWire on docking station

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Sony's moderately priced matchbook camcorder this year, the DCR-PC109, has a 1/5-inch CCD with 690K effective pixels for video and 1000K effective pixels for still photos. It has a 10x optical zoom and a 2.5 inch LCD screen for monitoring your footage.

Docking station, - Hot shoe, - Mic input, - Portability/ Ease of Use, - Spot metering, Spot Focus

Video and Low light performance are just average, - Manual Controls are lacking

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Nathaniel Hansen (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-PC109 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

Sony's DCR-PC109 matchbook-style MiniDV camcorder has a 1/5-inch CCD with 690K effective pixels for video and 1000K effective pixels for still photos. Additionally, the Sony DCR-PC109 has a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 10x optical and 120x digital zoom...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Robert Ellis (macworld.com)

DCR-PC109 - DV Camcorders

 

The Canon Optura 40 is the standout among these contenders, with excellent video quality, respectable stills, and professional features (such as true 16:9 mode). The Sony and the Panasonic are also good choices, but for the difference in price, we'd...

Best image stabilization ; spot focus ; headphone and mike jacks ; hot-shoe ; easy-to-use touchscreen menu

USB and FireWire on docking station ; awkward zoom-button position

Oct, 2004

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Sony DCR PC109

 

Sony DCR PC109 is a Compact MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder with a 10x Optical Zoom.

Compact and feature rich, the Sony DCR PC109 MiniDV Handycam is the perfect camcorder for people who demand quality and convenience. Featuring a large 2.5 hybrid SwivelScreen LCD display, Super NightShot Plus infrared recording system, Super SteadyShot...

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-PC109

 

This pocket MiniDV camcorder excels outdoors, and back home, you'll love the Handycam Station dock.

Supercompact ; Bundled Handycam Station ; 1-megapixel imager ; Hybrid LCD great in sunlight

No earphone jack ; No built-in flash or video light ; Bottom-loading cassette ; Viewfinder doesn't tilt

Jan, 2004

Consumer review (pcphotoreview.com)

Sony DCR-PC109

 
Dec, 2004

Consumer review (nextag.com)

A Great Little Camcorder

 
Nov, 2004

Consumer review (nextag.com)

Great Little Giant

 
Aug, 2004
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