Summary: Fantastic, compact advanced camera. Best feature: viewfnder. My original camera broke (after years of flawless use) on a trip and I had to buy a new one at duty-free shop. The only options were ones with only LCD screen viewing. In bright sun or in forests where there is a great deal of details in the image, it was impossible to find the subject I was trying to film.
Summary: I had been a happy owner of a DCR PC110 for many years and it failed. I needed another mini tape playing machine with pass-through to move dozens of tapes to hard drive back up. I began watching ebay to find another DCR PC110 and to learn what I should expect to pay. Any where from $150 to $300 seemed to be the range. Then I found a recent listing "buy now" for $87 with free shipping.
Summary: I love the fact that it's very easy to use, and it's very small. I was able to take it anywhere without a problem, being that I could either wear it around my neck, or just carry it in my left palm. It uses a tape just like the analog ones, but the quality of the video comes out far better with these tapes (8mm).
Summary: I've had since 2 years and it worked great under any situation and weather conditions. It's a very solid product, with lots of great features. Very good image quality, both in video as in still modes. Also used it for transfering my previous home videos to the PC for editing, using the camera as a 'gateway' with its analog-digital converter (firewall). It's my first Sony Handycam (previously used JVC cams), but in my opinion there's no point of comparison.
Summary: I have had the PC110 over a year now and still like it very much. The size is perfect for traveling and is easy to take on hikes, etc. The DV quality is very good and the still shots are good if you shoot at high resolution and keep the pictures small when viewing on a computer. The camera has a good zoom, but close up pictures require the extra wide angle converter. I can take a picture of my house without it and get maybe 1/2 of the house.
Summary: I have no complaints except one: the digital pictures it takes are print quality but, the pixel could be greater for the amount of money you're paying for this. Since Sony has such advanced technologies, the least it could do was to incorporate their superior technology towards the digital picture function. More megapixels would've been better. Afterall, Sony does make good digital cameras, why didn't they combine the great features?
Summary: This camera does so much! Even after taking it on constant assignments over the past year (I bought it in June 2001) I have never had trouble with it. I've used this camera everywhere from Pompeii to ground zero NY city. Not to mention rainforests, deserts, Chicago cold, etc... I'm a journalist. I take a lot of photos for the newspaper I work for and also do a lot of interviews for articles I write. This camera has been a great help to me in getting my job done.
Summary: I love this camera. The hard-earned cash I bought it with was very well spent. During a week of painstaking research I happened upon this DV-camera. I had set a budget of $700 and of course the PC110 is quite a bit over this price. I felt I wanted a camera that would last well, and would deliver excellent picture quality so I splurged and hoped for the best. What I got was better than I expected. The video quality is superb. The LCD is bright and clear.
Summary: I have had this camcorder for 6 months now, and its worked like a charm. Very good picture quality, easy to use once you get the hang of it, very light weight. A Sony camcorder is definitely the best value for money. The camcorder battery runs out in around 90 minutes, but I have not yet run into a problem with that. You just get a 4MB memory stick with the camcorder. I had to upgrade to a 128MB memory stick, since I take a lot of still pictures.