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Sony DCR-DVD505

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD505. 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 are impressed by the design and size. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the durability. There are some critical comments about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, image quality, portability, size, design

price, memory, reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-DVD505

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD505 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. Reviewers really like the price and color. The design and usability also get good reviews. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability and zoom, and there are some mixed opinions about the size and image quality.

portability, usability, design, color, price

durability, zoom, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD505E DVD Camcorder (2MP CMOS, 10x Optical, 3.5" Widescreen LCD Screen)Sony DCR-DVD505E DVD Camcorder (2MP CMOS, 10x Optical, 3.5" Widescreen LCD Screen)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD505

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD505 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and price. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the color and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the durability and zoom.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size

reliability, color

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD505 4MP DVD Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSony DCR-DVD505 4MP DVD Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
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

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
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

General Features

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD505/DVD505E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Recording

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format: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
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic