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Ross  (D 37456)

Apr 23, 2001, 11:47 AM
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PC-10 Can't Post

anyone have this the sony PC-10? what do you think of it? is it the same size as the PC-100 and 110?
does it use the same batteries? would you buy it used? and can you get replacement cords and batteries for it? thanks

ditch9276  (A 9489)

Apr 24, 2001, 12:39 AM
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Re: PC-10 [In reply to] Can't Post

hi ross, i had had one. its a great choice, and it would be better if you use an wide angel lens. the sizes are a little different but not much. about the batteries i think they dont use the same, but im not sure. i know very well that the pc 100 use a 7.2 volt batterie , the avaible types from sony for the pc 100 are NP-FM 50, NP-FM 70, NP-FM 90 theyll cost about 70-160$, the pc 4 or 5 for example just use a 3.6 volt batterie. perhaps youll buy you a magazine like digital imaging or any other video magazine and normally theres a big list with dealers inside. when you live inside the us, you can take a look at its a big shop located in ny. or ask the sony technical support youll found it under i hope i could help you.

blue skies ditch 9276

chris  (D 15628)

Apr 26, 2001, 6:00 PM
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Re: PC-10 [In reply to] Can't Post

I haven't gotten a close up look yet at a PC-100 or PC-110 but I think the size is very close from the pictures I've seen. I use a PC-10 and have found it to be a bit more rugged than the PC-1 or 7 which makes it great for skydiving.

By US law, manufacturers are required to supply parts for 7 years - the time needed to fully depreciate and write off equipment. (Don't quote me hear because I think you can depreciate electronics equipment over just 5 years.) I once owned a 007 from JVC which was only manufacured in a relatively small quantity. I had no trouble ordering cables and spare parts from JVC 5 years after they stopped making it. They no longer kept those things in stock but delivered my order after custom making them by hand.

Would I buy it again? As a cheaper alternative to the 110 or 100, yes. Do they use the same batteries? Nope! One word of advise, don't ever let the PC-10 batteries fully self-discharge. This means charging them once a month when you're not using the camera. Other than that little hassle, I have no complaints about my PC-10.

For what it's worth, that's my 3 cents.

- Chris Norton

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