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Sony DCR-PC1

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Sony DCR PC-1 Mini DV camcorder

jwiener, Ebay
5 November 2008
  • Summary: Easy to use. Great special effects. Great video. Sound quality a bit on the poor side due to loud camera motor noise, external mic and external lighting source for indoors would make it a great camcorder.
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Overall 10
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the most durable functioning mini dvd camera ever

189023150@deleted, Ebay
1 February 2008
  • Summary: This camera holds up, working great in all conditions and can take a severe beating and keep on filming
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Overall 10
10

Rugged, efficient, easy and compact

E. Verdolin, Amazon
23 September 2006
  • Summary: I owned this wonderful piece of optical marvel since 2000. In all these years I traveled from the Sahara to the Mont Blanc, from 120F to minus 40 in Siberia. It never failed! I kept it in my pocket to record my life's events. I imported the videos to my hard drive, edited them and burned them to DVD with amezing ease. It is all metal construction and never suffered from the occasional banging it received. Excellent, but keep spare batteries on hand.
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Efficient, excellent quality and compact

Dom KS "A N Other-Leftie", Amazon
25 April 2004
  • Summary: I bought the PC1E in 2004 so it's not the newest, I have been looking for a camcorder to settle down with for a while now and have used Panasonics, Sharps and JVCs, I was put off Sony by the fact that you usually pay a premium price and I had no evidence that they were definitively better than the other brands. Obviously the size of the PC1 is noticeably small even by modern mini-DV standards it holds up well.
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Overall 10
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Incredible size and quality

Scott Hanning, Amazon
21 November 1999
  • Summary: Although it does lack a couple of goodies like ultra-low light shooting, the size and picture quality are amazing. If you want a video camera you can take everywhere (it even fits into a coat pocket) get this one now.
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Overall 10
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A Stellar Gem

Robert O. Taunt III, Amazon
21 November 1999
  • Summary: This dinky Sony DCR-PC1 is perfect for all home video situations especially shooting images of our grandbaby. Children - age 5 and up - have also used this camera which is a testament to how easy the camera is to operate. The compact size and the excellent optics make this a win-win video camera. The only criticism I have about the camera package is that it should have come with an S Video cable.
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Overall a great product

Amazon
18 November 1999
  • Summary: I've shot about 10 tapes with PC-1 and this is what I learnt: + I love its compactness (it's more important than I originally thought) + Has many features (scene transitions, digital effects, titles, manual focus/exposure) + Picture quality is very good (for a non professional camcorder) + 120x digital zoom is good enough (in digital zoom, unlike optical zoom, picture quality is inversly proportional to zoom (pixels are getting larger as you zoom in destroying picture...
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Size matters

Robert O. Taunt III, Amazon
19 October 1999
  • Summary: We've had a PC-1 since Christmas 1998, and love it. Picture quality is better than Hi-8, though there may be better DV camcorders out there. The big advantage is the tiny size of the PC-1, which makes this a camcorder you actually take with you and use at times you might not want anything bigger. The image-steadying feature works well, and it's easy to shoot without the handheld jitters.
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Small Size Makes Movie Taking Simple and Easy

Dom KS "A N Other-Leftie", Amazon
15 October 1999
  • Summary: You give up some features (o lux, infrared, memory stick) to gain the biggest benefit of all...ease of use. My biggest problem with picture/movie taking is how much of a pain it is to setup the shot and mess with the camera. With the PC1, you just whip it out of your pocket and shoot. The picture quality is actually very impressive (I'm not sure what the guy above is missing). In tandem with a Sony VAIO, the PC1 makes one heck of a home video studio.
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Good camera (Have you seen Yesh?)

Amazon
29 September 1999
  • Summary: We love this camera! My sister Helen and I used it on our trip to Korea, and we could shoot everywhere (The customers agents thought it a bulgoki container!
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