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Sony DCR-DVD 403

alaTest has collected and analyzed 496 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD 403. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and battery. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the price. Many are negative about the viewfinder and memory.

usability, image quality, portability, battery, size

reliability, durability, zoom, memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD 403 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-DVD 403

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD 403 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the durability, and there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, battery

durability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD403E Handycam DVD Camcorder [3MP, 10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Hybrid LCD]Sony DCR-DVD403E Handycam DVD Camcorder [3MP, 10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Hybrid LCD]

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD 403

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD 403 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the design and portability are overall positive. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the size and reliability.

usability, image quality, price, portability, design

reliability, size

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD403 3MP DVD Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomSony DCR-DVD403 3MP DVD Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP70

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Smartphone Remote Control: No

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.3cm
Height:9.3cm
Weight:0.5kg/0.62kg
Width:6.2cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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

General Features

3D: No
Format:DVD
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD403/DVD403E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.5/F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:36mm/51mm
Min Focal Length:3mm/5mm
Optical Zoom:10/12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Overlap fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic