Summary: I purchsed a refurbished instrument--which was defective--went to the dealer who replaced it with a different refurbished model--only to note after bringing it home, that it didnt function. The dealer sent the first one back to SONY--and it is now more than a month--and according to the dealer SONY had promised to send a replacement within the next 5 business days--and here we are a month later--and the person who was responsible to send it out is away until after New...
Summary: I love this camera! I used this camera for a year now and in my opinion this is the best Sony camera for family use. It fits easily in a pocket, I just carry it in a ziplock bag to avoid getting it dirty. I carry this camera with me whenever I can, just to document bits of daily family life. I have other Sony cameras, but due to their size I always choose this one. The quality is excellent in good light condition, very good to document family moments.
Summary: I like the 2.8 mega pixels and 3 CMOS. I love the camera because it is similar in shape and function of the Sony iP7 that I have. The iP7 is microMV and is not compatible to many software programs. The PC1000 is miniDV and that makes it more versatile. The close focus on the PC1000 is a little slow to operate but works if you are not in a hurry. I have 10 of my favorite cameras and the PC-1000 is my first choice.
Summary: This camera achieves its goal as a sleek, simple dual function (still/movie) camera with moderate access to advanced functions. It is easy to use, small and lightweight, and has a very high coolness quotient. It has an interesting form factor, which I haven't found difficult to use, although the zoom toggle is sometimes difficult to reach because it's placed too high when you're holding the camera low in front of your body.
Summary: I've only had my pc1000 for a week and it seems to be a great camera. The camera form factor, user controls, and picture/audio quality are all better than I expected. The one area where it missed the mark was that Sony doesn't adequately emphasize that Mac users need an additional 4-pin to 6-pin IEEE (Firewire/i.Link) cable. This is not included and runs around $25. From the product specs, I misunderstood that a Mac with USB 2.0 would work with the supplied USB cable.
Summary: Iam from Costa Rica, this camera is very expensive I do not recommend you to buy, i t has no night shot or super night shot, the built in Flash has power for close pictures, the picture quality is just aceptable in sun ligth but indoors is very bad, i recommend you to buy the DCR-PC105 or similar from sony, it cost less and is almost the same video quality but this one has more features, the DCR-PC1000 has two modes of picture quality, i do not recommend this device.
Good for consumer, bad for any level higher than "Uncle Joe's Birthday"
M. Nothelfer "Fuzzy Normal", Amazon
25 January 2006
Summary: As a Handy-cam, it works fine. It has an "idiot" mode button that allows simple point and shoot operation. So, if you're on vacation and shooting outdoors, you're set with the PC1000. It's fine. The resolution and quality are superb. Anything beyond those lower expectations, however, forget it. Operating the camera in any type of manual mode is a cumbersome method in sub-menu frustration.