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.
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: 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: 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 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!
Thought I'd look at some old tapes and was happy with the quality
19 July 2002
Summary: Bought it in 2003. Used it for a couple of years and put it away. Thought I'd look at some old tapes and was happy with the quality. Dusted it off and using it again. Looks and performs like new. Such a neat little camera.
Summary: Just got this camera, its the best! It's small yet picture quality is excellect. I was even impressed with the stills. Stills however come out best when taken outside in bright daylight. Indoor and at night, you do need flash. Touch screen menus (One of my favorite item) are really easy to use.
Summary: It's a great camcorder. The touch screen panel is a very nice feature. You can control the camcorder and be viewing the shooting target at the same time, so you won't miss any movement. Picture quality..... no comment at all just PERFECT. Features ......... you get what you paid for.
Summary: I just bought this camcorder for about a week, just in time for my family vacation. I found that the size and its weight allows me to take it everywhere I go. Pictures taken outdoors and indoor are impressive and very clear. The battery life varies depending on how you use it.