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Sony DCR-PC330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of Sony DCR-PC330. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the usability, and there are some critical opinions about the control panel and battery.

portability, price, image quality, reliability, design

battery, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-PC330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC330 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the zoom and design. The reliability and image quality also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the battery and portability.

price, image quality, reliability, design, zoom

portability, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-PC330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony DCR-PC330 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the durability and usability are generally positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability.

portability, price, image quality, usability, durability

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (cnet.com)

Sony DCR-PC review

 

Sony's DCR-PC55 MiniDV Handycam is a stylish shooting companion that's small and light enough to fit in your pants pocket. With a 10X optical zoom and a decent selection of automatic and manual shooting modes, the DCR-PC55 provides most of the...

Extremely small; looks classy and cool enough to take to a Hollywood premiere; easy to learn.

Mediocre video quality; awkward to hold; short battery life; DV connector is on charging cradle.

Unless portability is your primary consideration, you can find better choices than this petite underachiever.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Jan Ozer (pcmag.com)

Sony DCR-PC330

 

The Sony DCR-PC330 ($1,700 direct) offers a unique blend of compact size with good still- and video-image quality, making it a natural for anybody seeking one camera to take anywhere.

The DCR-PC330 is an admirable attempt to blend a still camera and video camcorder into a compact package. It will appeal to users who value small size; just know that the Canon Optura Xi delivers better video quality and more features at about the same...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : John DuQuette (cnet.com.au)

Sony DCR-PC330

 

This top-of-the-line, full-featured camcorder produces excellent video and takes decent digital stills.

Excellent video ; Good photos ; Lens-mounted manual focus ; Packed with features

No zebra stripes ; Limited manual override ; Touch screen suboptimal for some operations

Jan, 2004

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-PC330 First Impressions Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

At a press luncheon in New York City Sony announced the DCR-PC330 matchbox style MiniDV camcorder with a price point of $1,700. The major features of the camcorder is it's 1/3 in. 3.3 Megapixel CCD. The camcorder is being billed as a hybrid still /...

Aug, 2003

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-PC330E

 

Although a few years old now the DSR-PC330E is still a fantastic quality DV camcorder with a 3.3 megapixel with a 1/3 ccd with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with Manual and auto focus. DV in and out, Svideo in and out, and Composite video in and...

None I have Found

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Sony DCR-PC330 - (Digital Camcorders)

 
Oct, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

This is the camcorder you wish you could afford.

 

There are a few pieces of electronics that you are most likely to do in-depth research on, write down what you want and also look very carefully at what you can afford, a camcorder is one of those electronics. The problem is very few people can afford ...

Excellent video, excellent nightvideo, very good still shots, overall sexiness, Carl Zeiss lens

Battery life, inconvenient tape location, price

May, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-PC330 Camcorder April 2004 Review

 

If you are looking at Sony's stunning DCR-PC330, you've made an initial solid choice just by its consideration. It's Carl Zeiss lens along with its 3-Megapixel digital still potential is reason enough to look at this camcorder combination unit. Let's ...

Color Quality, Carl Zeiss Lens, Size And Battery Life

3 Megapixel Photo Quality And Speed, Customer Support And LCD Screen Control Panel

Apr, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Produce a jewell and sacrifice it bec. of missing control buttons : pc330

 

Below is mainly on the photo function of pc330 , please look elsewhere if this aspect is not what you would like to hear about ) . I'm a former owner of dcr pc120 , and I still own a sony vx2000 . VX is bulky ( not as terrible as xl1s of canon ) and ...

great video and photo pixels (though possibly increased artificially) in a jewel size

we have our fingertips help controls while filming, and Sony:(( doesn't seem to realise

Mar, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Excellent Video, Dissapointing Stills

 

I WANTED TO HAVE IT ALL. A CAMCORDER THAT TOOK EXCELLENT VIDEO AND GOOD STILLS. THIS PRODUCT DISSAPOINTS IN THE LATTER. HOWEVER, MANY PEOPLE SAY THAT THE STILL PICTURE QUALITY THAT THIS CAMCORDER TAKES ARE ALREADY BETTER THAN ANY CAMCORDER OUT THERE. ...

EXCELLENT VIDEO, LOTS OF CAPABILTIES, SUPERB LENS, GREAT SOUND.

EVEN WITH 3 MEGAPIXELS, STILL QUALITY FAR BELOW LOW END DIGITAL CAMERAS.EXPENSIVE

Mar, 2004

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