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Sony DCR-DVD 202

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD 202. 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. People really like the image quality and portability. The durability and size also get good comments, but some have doubts about the price and color.

usability, size, durability, portability, image quality

battery, color, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD 202 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD 202 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the portability and durability. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the price. Many are negative about the color and battery.

usability, size, durability, portability

battery, color

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD202E Handycam DVD Camcorder (1MP, 12x Optical Zoom, Wide Hybrid LCD)Sony DCR-DVD202E Handycam DVD Camcorder (1MP, 12x Optical Zoom, Wide Hybrid LCD)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Andy Shaw (

Sony HandyCam DVD202E


A digital video camera that records directly to DVD and removes your PC from the video-editing process

This isn't really a camera for the absolute beginner, but it would be a perfect upgrade for a videographer who finds themselves with shelves full of tapes they struggle to find the time to edit.

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony DCR-DVD202E


Reviewer left no comment

No lead or software to allow copying from another scource i.e. from a VCR to the camera

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: 1.07 Megapixels Advanced HAD CCD; True 16: 9 widescreen mode; 2.7" Wide Hybrid LCD; 5.1-channels Surround recording ready; Dual RW compatibility; Direct access to scenes and thumbnail index; Video and photo mode on the same media; 14 bit DXP; Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar; Super SteadyShot; 12x Optical Zoom / 480x Digital Zoom; Color Viewfinder; 4 Picture effects and 2 Digital picture effects; 6 Program AE; Super NightShot Plus; Intelligent Accessory Shoe; Battery Info; Stamina 5 hours (with optional battery).

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.5
Battery Type:NP-FP50
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:7
Photo effects:Mosaic, Pastel, Sepia
Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123200

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 mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:1070000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.5
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:480
Filter Size:3
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 36
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.5
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.6 mm ( 1/5.5" ) / 4.6 mm ( 1/5.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Fader:Black, White, Overlap, Wipe
I/O ports:Audio Out
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Light exposure control:Portrait/Beach & Ski/Sports Lesson/Landscape/Spotlight/Sunset & Moon
Recording speed:SP, LP

Ports & interfaces

S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/3-1/3500

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:480
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


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.7