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4.2 out of 10

Sony DCR-PC109

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Overall 10
10

Great little camcorder. Easy to use. Good picture, video and night shots.

ariella7, Ebay
1 March 2012
  • Summary: This is small enough to carry in my bag. I was able to take a lot of pictures and video on the memory stick. It wsa very easy to transfer these to the computer. Night shot is good to capture images of those pesty deer at night! After a snow storm, I got great photos of the landscape that I made into holiday cards. I love using the video recording and being able to take still pictures at the same time.
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Overall 8
8.0

Over 4 years of reliable service

BigStory, Amazon
13 February 2009
  • Summary: I first purchased this Sony MiniDV in Octocber of 2004. I had considered other formats such as recordable DVD's and even tapeless but in the end I went with the MiniDV format since I had a good experience with a prior Sony MiniDV model. In 4 plus years, this DCRPC109 has been a very good "foot soldier" for me. Very reliable in many situations and able to get the scenes I need. What I liked most about this video camera is its small size along with the tiny MiniDV tapes.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Piece of junk!"

Archipotter, CNET
25 January 2007
Overall 2
2.0

"Not a very good value when the sensor dies."

Knightbird, CNET
19 October 2006
  • Pros: Pictures were fine until the sensor self destructed.
  • Cons: Sony quality has hit the toilet.
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Overall 9
9.0

"One of my best experiances with sony"

redflyingturtles, CNET
11 September 2006
  • Pros: Great LCD, good audio, nice lens, crisp video quality, long battery life, smart foot for expandability.
  • Cons: No firewire, LCD hard to see in sun, lens does not adjust well with dark subject in front of bright windows.
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Overall 8
8.0

buy cheaper direct from Sony

L. Friedman, Amazon
22 April 2006
  • Summary: I found this on clearance today on the Sony website. Limited quantity. $ 549.
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Overall 2
2.0

my worst experience

G. Zhou, Amazon
26 March 2005
  • Summary: After I recorded a few tapes using this brand new camcorder bought from Amazon, it got snowflake-like noise all over LCD screen. Since I did not use it for the first month after I got it, I could not return it and had to send it to SONY repair center for service. After I got it back, it constantly complains about dirty video head and I have to use a cleaning tape each time it does that. My worst experience with any electronics I ever had.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for Recreational Use

S. Hsia, Amazon
6 March 2005
  • Summary: I've had this little guy for about 9 months now, and I have no major complaints. While this camcorder suits the needs of those who want good performance in filming normal activities, it may fall short of higher expectations. I bought this camcorder because it is small, compact, good-looking, and has a touch-panel feature (highly amusing and useful). The 1.0 Megapixel picture quality becomes pretty obvious during playback, though.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst Experience Ever

NYC Millionaire "Joey", Amazon
5 February 2005
  • Summary: I've owned so many Sony products, this one is a dud. Someone already mentioned the horrible placement of the power in, the little rubber flipper gets in the way of everything. The PicturePackage software is a complete joke. SonyCopy.exe crashes every time I try to open my pictures. The lens cover is not automatic, and needs to be open no matter what you want to do. If its not open, it screams 'cover not open' at you until you MANUALLY open it.
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Overall 8
8.0

"DCR-PC109 is top notch"

CNET
12 January 2005
  • Pros: Touch screen decreases amount of buttons on camera. Easy cam mode makes operation even easier. Extremly compact. like the Cnet demo says, the zoom on this camera is very nice.
  • Cons: No USB port on actual camera, forcing you to bring the docking station where ever you want to link up. Not very ergonomic for the hand.
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