Fantastic camera except for still camera and akward size
B. May, Amazon
23 March 2009
Summary: About 2 months ago I purchase this camera forunner the DCR-PC5. What I liked about the dcr-pc5 was its small size, still camera mode, the use of he sony memory stick and np series batteries (both compatiable with my soncy dcr-p30 digital still camera)and its great looking hi res video.
Summary: I bought my pc9 a month ago for our trip to indonesia.. and it was very good... basically what i've read in these reviews are true.. the item is small.. good quality pictures except the digital zoom (max) and still pictures .
Summary: I have been using this camera for a month now and have a few remarks which maybe helpful to you. 1. Size !!!! This thing is so tiny ! and does not look like a regular camcorder. People do not pay attention to it at all which allows you to capture great scenes ! Once I had two film cameras.
Summary: I was in the market for a small, high-quality MiniDV camcorder, and the PC-9's specs looked perfect. I have had mine for a month now, and I am very happy with it. Although it is slightly larger than some of the JVC's and Canon's Elura II, it is still very small.
Summary: While I was slightly disappointed opening the box ( I expected a metal case - it's plastic and scratches easily - magazine pictures put me off) a month of use has overcome this initial disappointment.
Summary: I have been using the PC9 for about a month and have used it on a trip to Ireland and recorded onto 5 cassettes then edited it on a Mac G4. The firewire connection worked flawlessly and no software was reqiured, same for usb, the drivers were built into the Mac.
Sony Handycam DCR PC9 is light, portable and reliable.
1 September 2011
Excerpt: Now as a digital Handycam I cannot fault it. You can't use it as a professional recording camera, but then why would you try, it's quite simply a high quality DV cam that you can fit inside the pocket of most jackets it's that portable.
Excerpt: OUT OF THE BOX -> Sony DCR-PC9E -> Wireless Remote Control & Batteries -> AC Power Adapter -> NP-FM30 batter pack -> USB cable -> Memory Stick -> AV connecting cable -> Lens cap -> CD-Rom with USB drivers and editing software -> Cleaning Cloth ->21-Pin adaptor (EU only) STYLE/BUILD QUALITY This...
Pros: Perfect small camcorder size, not too heavy, great 'steadyshot', plenty of features and accessories
Excerpt: I bought this product over a year ago now, in Dubai, and have been using it constantly for various occasions. The camera works great, with its compact and ergonomic design, its easy to use, and comfortable to hold.
Pros: Compact, easy to use, great looks, brilliant video quality
Cons: Digital photograph quality poor in bad light