Summary: Mine was stolen last November 2008, but up until that point I had used it alot since 2003 on 7+ international vacations and it never failed me or gave me any problems. Having it so easy to connect to my PC via the USB I could download the movie straights to my video capture software.
Summary: Well, I purchased this camera about a year ago for $600 on ebay and it does everything I want it to do. Great resolution, except with digital zoom, and ok stills. I took the pics displayed here with a sony dscw5 but the still quality you'll get with this camera on memory card are also displayed...
Summary: The technical reviews here are great, and very helpful. But maybe you're like me -- not a videographer, but just a parent who wants a compact, easy to use, high-quality camera. And this Sony is an excellent choice.
Summary: Touch screen is unique. First model that I have seen with it. Sort of dummy proof. Good for your average home video shooter. However, if you are planning to shoot professional video, DO NOT use this camera. The 10X optical zoom is a joke.
Summary: After a long research of compact camcorders, I bought a PC105 last September to replace a bulkier Digital 8, also Sony, that in turn replaced a Sony Hi8, and I am quite happy with it. I got it for about $750 on IBuyDigital.
Summary: The camera is not as good as specified. Still image quality is good when taken fron very short distance but not good for the outside natural scenes taken from far away. The video quality is not so good. In low light you can't get the real colour. Specially in night shot.
Summary: Ignoring the fact that this is overkill, the DCRPC105's Video-in capabilities works very well and allows conversion of analog to digital video. You can connect an analog source via the included RCA connectors, which also support S-Video.
Summary: The camera takes great video quality during day and in low dark situations. Even better when you put the night vision on. Camera is small and has a sturdy feel to it. I was a bit intimidated on learning how to use the camera but the instruction manual is very helpful and explanations are clear.
Summary: Although the camera itself met my expectation I am extremely disappointed with the software quality it came with. The software itself is amateur software and not something you expect to get from Sony, especially after spending $1000.00 for it. The help file for the software is limited and short.