I received a broken unit that did not work. I do not recommend this vendor
7 February 2012
Summary: The Sony Handycam I received from this vendor did not work. The unit once opened would not close with or without a tape. The vendor would not exchange this unit for one that would work. I do not recommend this Vendor
Summary: I bought this camcorder 7 years ago. Although they no longer make this model I feel compelled to tell people that I still use and love this camcorder. I love the fact that when I use this thing no one is looking at me thinking, "Hey buddy get a new camera!
Summary: Bought this camera for the birth of my baby, and it is excellent. Fantastic image quality (better than a DVD) in good lighting, and still very good in poor lighting. You will notice that color saturation is a little off in poor lighting, that's my only minor complaint.
Summary: I hesitantly opened up my Sony PC-101 as a X-mas present from my wife, worried that she had not done the research that I would do in buying such a gift. To my surprise, she picked a camcorder that has lived up to all my expectations.
Summary: I have used this camcorder intermittently for about 1 month. I am very pleased with it. It is small, but cannot fit in a pant's pocket comfortably (unless you are fond of elephantine, droopy pants), but certainly fits in a parka or other jacket pocket.
Summary: I bought this for my wife for Christmas. She wanted a small and easy to use camcorder, so after some research I chose the PC101. When it arrived, I was shocked at how small it actually is. My sister has a larger model miniDV sony and it has MANY small buttons with crytic labels.
Summary: First of all, thanks to all the other reviewers of this Sony PC101, you really helped me in my final decision. Being a first time camcorder buyer and researching all the different options, i.e.,1ccd or 3ccd, size, cost, image quality , which Manufacturer (Sony vs Canon endless debate) etc.