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Sony DCR-DVD101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 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. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

price, reliability, viewfinder

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 79/100 = 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. Comments about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the color and price get negative comments.

usability, portability, design, image quality, zoom

price, color

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]

Dec, 2016

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. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The portability and size also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical reviews about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, size, portability, price, image quality

reliability, viewfinder

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

Dec, 2016

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