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Sony DCRPC115 DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Sony DCRPC115 DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and durability. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive views about the price and memory.

image quality, size, portability, durability, battery

memory, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCRPC115 DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Sony DCR-PC115 Mini Dv

Apr, 2002

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Professional movie maker fits in your pocket?


First off, let me tell you that I am an electronics nut. I don't care how much it is, if it is new and it is from Sony, I am there. Also, we just have our newborn boy and I want the best pictures/movies we can take. As for the pictures, I just...

Size. Portability. Picture Quality. Digital picture/Mpeg movie on memory stick.

Price. Stability. Awkward filming position. LCD wash out in direct sunlight.

Feb, 2002

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Sony DCR-PC115 1.5-Megapixel Digital Camcorder


Picture quality, size, looks, resolution, features


Feb, 2002

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High res stills + Flash + Great DV Camcorder... Cool


Sony has this thing about cramming as much as you can into a product. (With an exception for their DVD players.) However they have a problem with proprietary hardware. Well we get the best and worst of both worlds here. First we get a tiny camera,...

Great LCD, built in Flash, Small, rugged body, great batterly life...

Proprietary memory cards for stills

Feb, 2002

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Good Things Do Come in Small Packages


(As far as I can determine, essentially (1) the same as the PC110, but with higher-res stills, and/or (2) same as PC120 but without BlueTooth.)

Bright crisp LCD, small, feature packed, 1.55MB res. stills, lightweight, battery life and Sony.

Sony proprietary memory sticks, lack of carrying strap, placement of infra-red window.

Jan, 2002

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Sony Handycam DCR-PC115 Mini DV Camcorder


Picture quality, size, looks, resolution, features


Product Specifications

The Sony DCR-PC115 offers brilliant video performance that's rarely found on a miniDV Handycam, and exceptionally high resolution still shots. With 530 lines of horizontal resolution, details are more alive, colors are smoother, and faults like jaggedness become a thing of the past. The DCR-PC115 has a USB terminal, which allows it connect easily to your PC for fast, convenient access to all your digital images. Send e-mails, create presentations or just store them in your PC hard disk. The USB terminal helps you transfer the images you need easily. Sensitive horizontal and vertical motion vector sensors pick up the unwanted jittering caused by an unsteady hand. These shakes are then compensated by the Super SteadyShot system, eliminating unwanted blurs, giving you smoother, more enjoyable video. Coupled with optical coating technology, the DCR-PC115's Carl Zeiss lense promises better contrast, color saturation and image brilliance. Only the world's best optical block complements advanced digital imaging know-how. It reaps this synergy to deliver unsurpassed video and still image quality.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.39Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.55Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / Window wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Still / Stretch / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor