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Sony DCR-DVD101

Sony DCR-DVD101
alaScore 80

233 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD101. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-DVD101

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD101 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD101E DVD Camcorder 10x Optical Zoom [120x Digital Zoom]Sony DCR-DVD101E DVD Camcorder 10x Optical Zoom [120x Digital Zoom]

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD101

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD101 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRPC101 MiniDV Compact Camcorder w/ 2.5" LCD, and 8 MB Memory StickSony DCRPC101 MiniDV Compact Camcorder w/ 2.5" LCD, and 8 MB Memory Stick

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (cnet.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD101E

 

The Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101 is more compact and offers better low-light focusing than its predecessor, but this model remains an underfeatured underachiever for a camcorder in its price range.

Mini DVDs offer convenient playback ; Good night-shooting quality ; Relatively compact

Poor video quality ; Media expensive compared to MiniDV tapes ; Very basic feature set

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: bandana man (cnet.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD101E

 

im satisfied with it.im not a pro but just love to take parties with friends.ive noticed a memory card slot?i dont know what kind of memory card to buy.

okay

okay

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Bisi Oyewusi (cnet.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD101E

 

You people are doing a fantastic job with your numerous wonderful products. All my appliaces are sony.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: Anonymous (cnet.com.au)

"amazing"

 

rokc on sony

it rocks

none

Aug, 2006

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:InfoLithium AccuPower System
Run Time (Up To):145min/150min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:5 / 7

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.6cm/9.9cm
Height:10.5cm/8.8cm
Weight:0.5kg/0.6kg
Width:5.1cm/5.5cm

Display

Display:Hybrid LCD / LCD
Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating/Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Country Kits:Europe
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD101/DVD101E/PC101/PC101E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.7
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.68 / 1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:2.5
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 23 / 3.7 - 37
Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.3/F/1.8-2.0
Max Focal Length:23mm/37mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm/3.7mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix/690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix/680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.7"/1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )/5.4 mm ( 1/4.7" ) / 5.4 mm ( 1/4.7 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD
Sensor Resolution:1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows Me, 2000 Professional, XP Home, XP Professional
Flash memory:8
Focus:Full Range Auto/Manual (Multi-Selector)
Horizontal resolution:520
I/O ports:USB
Interface:USB 2.0
Resolution:1152 x 864

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/4–1/4000

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / Wipe fader/Black fader / Monotone fader / Overlap fader / Random / Scroll wipe / White fader / Window wipe/Black fader / Overlap fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)/Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Still / Stretch / Trail/Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation / Still / Trail/Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.8
Height :13.6
Weight:490
Width:5.1