Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony DCR-PC8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Sony DCR-PC8. 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. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The image quality and size also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the battery.

usability, size, image quality, portability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

See all Sony Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 96 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 5 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 5 of 5 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (91)

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-PC8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC8 from 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 Opinions about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The price and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative views about the battery.

usability, durability, price, portability, design


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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-PC8 Mini DV CamcorderSony DCR-PC8 Mini DV Camcorder

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (

Sony PC8


A hang-over from last seasons (& actually better) range, this is a compact, upright camera with all ...

Manual Focus Ring, Carl Ziess Lens, Comprehensive Connections, Compact Size

Touch Screen, Mic Position, not communicative, bottom loading, poor stills

Jun, 2003

Product Specifications

The Sony DCR-PC8 offers brilliant video performance. Coupled with optical coating technology, the DCR-PC8's Carl Zeiss lens promises better contrast, color saturation and image brilliance. Only the world's best optical block complements advanced digital imaging know-how. It reaps this synergy to deliver unsurpassed video and still image quality. The DCR-PC8 has a USB terminal, which allows it connect easily to your PC for fast, convenient access to all your digital images. The USB terminal helps you transfer the images you need easily. All shakes are compensated by the Super SteadyShot system, eliminating unwanted blurs, giving you smoother, more enjoyable video. The Sony DCR-PC8 provides a wide audience of camcorder users with unprecedented quality and network functionality.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):125min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.5

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other Features

Flash memory:4

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions