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Sony Handycam DCR DVD810

Sony Handycam DCR DVD810
alaScore 81

35 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD810. 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. Reviews about the image quality and size are generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR DVD810 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR DVD810

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD810 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and memory. The zoom and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

usability, zoom, memory, price

portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD810 8GB Hybrid DVD / Memory Stick Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom & 2.7 Inch widescreen LCDSony DCR-DVD810 8GB Hybrid DVD / Memory Stick Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom & 2.7 Inch widescreen LCD

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD810

 

Cheap and versatile

Three recording formats in one, highly affordable, good video performance for the asking price

Less-than-perfect audio, rubbish stills mode

The DCR-DVD810 is an impressive standard-def camcorder that combines three recording formats for the price of one. If you like the idea of instant DVDs, but also want the versatility of flash memory, look no further.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Ella Morton (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD810

 

The DCR-DVD810 won't please everyone, but it does make for a lightweight, affordable choice for those struggling to decide among media formats.

Three options for media storage ; Easy to pick up and start shooting ; Lightweight and comfortable to hold ; Copes well with variable light conditions

Colours look washed out overall ; Zoom is noisy ; Footage shot to DVD can look mottled

The DCR-DVD810 won't please everyone, but it does make for a lightweight, affordable choice for those struggling to decide between disc-based, internal and removable storage. Image quality isn't stellar, but for situations requiring quick-and-dirty...

May, 2008

Consumer review by: bdfromsd1 (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD810

 

For a SD Camcorder, it takes good video. My biggest problem with the HD camcorders is they lack toe zoom for the kids' sports. The 810 has a 25 zoom. My biggest problem is you can not get the date and time stamp to show on an MPEG saved video. The date...

Jan, 2009

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

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD810

 

P.S I should just clarify, when I say "don't mince words" I am referring to the manufacturers who push the DVD camcorders as being as simple and the same as a DVD you buy in the shop. No offense was intended towards Ella and her use of the term.

May, 2008

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

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD810

 

To be honest, you would have to be mental to invest in an Standard Def camcorder now. $800 isn't cheap for a this kind of device when High Def camcorders using reliable tapes start at $800 and models with expansive hard disks cost under $1500. You...

May, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Sound:Stereo

Connections

Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
LANC or Control-L port: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote control: Yes
S-Video out: Yes
USB: Yes

Display

LCD resolution:123000 pixels
LCD size:2.7 inch
Screen Type:LCD

Image resolution

Digital still pictures: Yes
Number of effective pixels:0.69 Megapixels
Number of total pixels:1.07 Megapixels
Progressive scan for photos: No

Lens/Zoom

Aperture (Wide-lens):F1.8-F3.2
Auto focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:2000 x
Filter size:30.0 mm
Focal length (35mm equiv):43-1075 mm
Focal length (Wide-lens):2.5-62.5 mm
Manual focus: Yes
Night shot: Yes
Optical zoom:25 x
Shutter speeds:1/30-1/250 seconds
White balance:Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, One-push

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):89x55x130 mm
Weight (lb):0.99 lb

Power source

Battery type:InfoLithium

Sensor

Sensor size:1/6 inch
Sensor type:CCD

Storage

Built-in Storage Size:8.0 GB
Extra memory support: Yes
Inbuilt Memory: Yes

Video

High Definition Recording: No
Recordable File/Disc Formats:DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, MPEG-2
Recording format:DVD / Internal flash / Memory Stick
Recording system:NTSC
Video Resolution:720x480

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder color:Color
Viewfinder resolution:123000 pixels