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Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8 MP CMOS

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Long product name Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8 MP CMOS :
The short editorial description of Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8 MP CMOS

Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8 MP CMOS:
The official marketing text of Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8 MP CMOS as supplied by the manufacturer

High Performance 3 CMOS Sensor Handycam for those demanding image and colour brilliance.

3x CMOS sensors camera system with Enhanced Imaging Processor
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T
High Quality 16:9 widescreen mode
Wide select button
2.7" Wide Hybrid LCD

Short summary description Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8 MP CMOS:
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Sony DCR-PC1000, 2.8 MP, CMOS, 25.4 / 6 mm (1 / 6"), 6.86 cm (2.7"), LCD, 400 g

Long summary description Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8 MP CMOS:
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Sony DCR-PC1000. Total megapixels: 2.8 MP, Sensor type: CMOS, Optical sensor size: 25.4 / 6 mm (1 / 6"). Optical zoom: 10x, Digital zoom: 120x, Focal length range: 2.77 - 27.7 mm. Camcorder tape type: Mini-DV. Camera shutter speed: 1/500 - 1/2 s. Display diagonal: 6.86 cm (2.7"), Display: LCD

Image sensor
Total megapixels *
2.8 MP
Sensor type *
Optical sensor size *
25.4 / 6 mm (1 / 6")
Optical sensor resolution
790.000 pixels
Effective megapixels (movie)
0.67 MP
Lens system
Focal length range
2.77 - 27.7 mm
Optical zoom *
Filter size
3 cm
Digital zoom *
Camcorder tape type
Camera shutter speed
1/500 - 1/2 s
Display diagonal *
6.86 cm (2.7")
Display resolution
Built-in microphone *
Ports & interfaces
DV port
S-Video in
S-Video out
Battery technology *
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery type
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 °C
Weight & dimensions
54 mm
102 mm
117 mm
Weight *
400 g
Packaging content
Bundled software
Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Package
Other features
I/O ports
1 x composite video/audio (input/output) 1 x S-Video input / output 1 x USB 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) 1 x DC power input 1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo
Horizontal resolution
530 lines
Cable type
Flash memory
16 MB
Lens system
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Wipe, overlap, white, random, monotone, mosaic, black
Additional accessories
Docking station
Compatible operating systems
MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later
Source Testseek summary Average rating
2017-03-01 09:12:14
Uk has collected 9 expert reviews for Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8 MP CMOS and the average expert rating is 78 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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2017-03-01 09:12:14
Sony has delivered a first generation CMOS camcorder that performs surprisingly well and it is likely that we will be seeing more in the not too distant future. Well done Sony.
Good Picture quality, wealth of still photo options, USB streaming feature.
Bad Price, lack of external headphone / mic sockets.
Bottom line Sony has delivered a first generation CMOS camcorder that performs surprisingly well and it is likely that we will be seeing more in the not too distant future. Well done Sony.
2017-03-01 09:12:14
The body of the camcorder itself has limited options for in and out jacks. In fact, theres only a special AV jack on the body of the DCR-PC100. To get FireWire or USB access from your camera, the Handycam Station must be used. The Handycam Station can...
2017-03-01 09:12:14
This camcorder is at the helm of the entire Sony 2005 line of MiniDV camcorders. The PC1000 has 3 CMOS chips with 790K gross pixels. CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) chips are an alternative to CCD chips. As head of the Sony MiniDV househ...
2017-03-01 09:12:14
The DCR-PC1000 is the first consumer camcorder to include CMOS chips for producing its video image, instead of the typical CCD system. On top of that, it includes 3 CMOS chips, specifically 3 1/6 inch chips with 790K pixels total, 690K for stills, and...