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Sony DCR-PC53

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Sony DCR-PC53. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and zoom. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but views about the image quality and size are mixed.

usability, portability, zoom, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-PC53 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-PC53

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony DCR-PC53 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the size.

usability, image quality

size

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

May, 2019

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

SONY DCR-PC53E

 

Extremely easy to use, compact size. Excellent zoom and fast focus. Easy to transfer images and video to computer or to display on larger screen via docking station

Limited features to produce special effects. Grainy picture quality in low light conditions

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

It's tiny!

 

The Sony DCR-PC53 camcorder is an absolute gem - it's so small it really does fit in your pocket. Despite its size it has lots of ...

Mar, 2005

Product Specifications

If you don't have time to stand and stare, then a video-diary is an outstandingly easy and fascinating way of capturing the many impressions of everyday life. A series of snapshots is a great method of producing a video-diary, and with a compact camcorder you can record your experiences wherever you go. A large LCD-screen that's bright and clear is also important, so that you can watch your shots together with friends and acquaintances. The DCR-PC53 is ideal for the task.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FA50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.2cm
Height:9.9cm
Weight:0.3kg
Width:4.5cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PC53/PC53E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / White fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder