Summary: I recently purchased this camcorder after our school's arrived and I had a chance to give it a test-drive. I have big hands so I thought some of the buttons would be awkward... not so. The film looks great, it is easy to use, the still images are of high quality (I put off getting a digital camera to buy this figuring I now have both). You can manually focus when you want to, the lens is of very high quality and there are wide angle and other lens available.
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. The one control on the back of the camcorder determines whether you are using the camcorder for playback, Video or Stills which removes the clutter of buttons that you might find on other cams.
Excerpt: I bought a Sony handycam DCR-PC101E 2 years ago in Malaysia and I’ve been using it quite often for family events and so on. What I like about it in the first place is that it’s small, although not too light, but provides a good grip, so you can hold it and shoot video using only one hand. The keys are within the reach of the fingers and the LCD display (with touch screen function) is wide enough to offer a good view.
Pros: easy to use, nice design
Cons: cables not included : I . Link and S - video, a bit heavy
Excerpt: I spent over 3 months researching digital camcorders , decided which features are must haves, which features are nice to have and made a list of potential candidates. When it comes to electronics that go out of date very quickly, I normally go for something in the middle, not the cheapest but not too expensive.
Summary: Cet appareil reprend toutes les caractéristiques du PC8 qu'il agrémente d'une mise au point tactile et de nombreuses autres épices de saison. La batterie voit son autonomie grimper à 155 min tandis que les accus optionnels tutoient les 9h20. Points forts : Capteur CCd Megapixels : 1 070 000 pixels (qualité photo sur Stick 1152 x 864), impression 10 x 15 cm de bonne qualité.