Summary: The camera is one of the best considering the price and the size of it. The only problem I found is that it has not a light, so you will need to buy the external one, if not all the shots that you do at night will be very dark.
Summary: I have own this camcorder for 6 month it's a good camcorder, esay to use, easy to bring As it's design purpose, PC-55 is enough for home use Only one thing I want to mention here, before I buy this camcorder, I thought that I can record video on MS duo in mepg format, and it's easy for post-edit on PC, you know, tansfer a MiniDV tape to computer may need a huge space to save.
Summary: I've had this camcorder for a week now and I think it works great .. except for the touch screen feature. That takes a little getting used to .. especially when accessing the special features (such as fader effects) while filming. The digital still quality is poor when recording directly to the memory stick .. but the same images taken as a still from prerecorded tape is much clearer. All in all it is a good product .. just takes some getting used to.
Start Recording Now!Absolutely Excellent Video Recording Packed In An Incredibly Compact Size!
Peter V. Cannice "Peter Vincent Cannice of Sc..., Amazon
29 January 2006
Summary: The Sony DCR-PC55 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom is aboslute one of the best MiniDV Camcorders on the market. Even at its original retail price, Sony has packed so much technology into that sleek design that it's truly an amazing gadget. Another feature that I totally loved about this Handycam was that the instructions for use were made clear and operating the camcorder is almost as simple as taking photographs.
Excerpt: Ok, let me start by saying that this is overall a good camera. Typical Sony thinking about all the little features that allow the device to work extremely intuitively - easy to use, but packed with features - HOWEVER - the entire package is all let down by the software that ships with the camera!!!
Pros: Excellent Hardware - smooth features - compact design
Cons: TERRIBLE SOFTWARE - LIMITS PURPOSE OF ENTIRE CAMERA !
Excerpt: I recently purchased this Digital video camera for my vacation to orlando florida. I was looking for the smallest and lightest camera as i would be doing a lot of walking around theme parks and didnt want something that would be a hinderence. I then saw this camera advertised. Usualy when something is very small for the same price as much bulkier models you usualy compromise features, NOT WITH THIS CAMERA.
Pros: Very small, Easy to use, light weight, 2 hour battery life very large 3 . 5in lcd
Cons: Only 10X optical zoom, no view finder, no built in light
Summary: In una recente festa di compleanno , sono stato nominato cameraman ufficiale dell'evento, dal festeggiato che mi ha affidato la sua videocamera con l'imperativo " fai un bel filmato e delle belle foto". Appena ho avuto l'oggettino in mano sono rimasto perplesso , decisamente piccolo appena più grande di un telefonino umts , abbastanza leggero circa 200 grammi con un display spettacolare da ben 3 pollici ruotabile in ogni direzione, con una ottima visuale in ogni...
Pros: piccola, leggera, facile utilizzazione,ottimo display
Cons: costo un po' sopra la media, qualità foto non eccezionale
Summary: Je possede ce camescope depuis 2 mois et pour le moment, j'en suis tres satisfaite. Voici en vrac ses qualités : - Esthétiquement, il est joli, à peine plus gros qu'un APN. - Il est tres intuitif, et on n'a aucun mal à le prendre en main. - A l'allumage, il est opérationnel tres rapidement.
Pros: Petit, leger, facile à utiliser . . .
Cons: Pas de cable firewire fourni, logiciel d'acquisition vidéo mauvais