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Sony DCR-DVD405

Sony DCR-DVD405
alaScore 80

265 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD405. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and image quality are also appreciated.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD405 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-DVD405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD405 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and price. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

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portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD405E DVD Camcorder (3MP, 10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen LCD Screen, USB 2.0)Sony DCR-DVD405E DVD Camcorder (3MP, 10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen LCD Screen, USB 2.0)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD405 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The price and image quality also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the reliability.

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reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD405 3MP DVD Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSony DCR-DVD405 3MP DVD Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH30
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP60

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.3cm
Height:9cm
Weight:0.5kg/0.6kg
Width:6.6cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

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 lesson / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD405/DVD405E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 2340
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 108
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:60
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.31Mpix/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)

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Y
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal Memory:16384
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.2
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
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/Monotone / Mosaic / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13
Height :8.9
Weight:390
Width:5.5

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes