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Sony NSC-GC1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Sony NSC-GC1. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the zoom and image quality, and there are some mixed reviews about the size.

portability, usability, design, price, durability

memory, image quality, zoom

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NSC-GC1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony NSC-GC1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The price and usability also get good comments, but many are negative about the zoom and image quality.

portability, usability, price, size, durability

image quality, zoom

67% 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

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Sony NSC-GC1 review: Sony NSC-GC1

 

Sony NSC-GC1

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 : 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 (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

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 : Zennith Geisler (cnet.com.au)

Sony NSC-GC1 Net-Sharing Cam

 

Easy to use. Inexpensive. Built-in software. 5-megapixel stills.

Poor image quality. Cheap, boxy design. Controls somewhat fiddly.

Sony's limited edition Net-Sharing Cam is an affordable all-in-one solution to shooting video for the Web.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Sony NSC-GC1 review: Sony NSC-GC1

 

Sony NSC-GC1

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

Consumer review (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 (viewpoints.com)

this sony gci net sharing cam is awesome ”

 
Aug, 2009

Consumer review (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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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