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Sony DCR-DVD 91

Sony DCR-DVD 91
alaScore 73

35 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD 91. 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. Reviews about the design and battery are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD 91 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Product Specifications

Sony is building on its pioneering position in the DVD camcorder market with the release of this new compact addition to its DVD Handycam range. As the second generation of this unique family, the DCR-DVD91 offers the latest cutting edge technology and has been redesigned in response to customer feedback; not only do this model features compact dimensions, it also is significantly lighter than current models (150g reduction). Easy and compact new features include an innovative "Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar" zoom lens for enhanced picture quality, a "Hybrid LCD" panel for displaying a clear image in any light conditions, a "Start/Stop Record button" on the LCD frame for easier operability up to a one Megapixel CCD and true 16: 9 widescreen mode for improved image acquisition on the premier model.


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:InfoLithium AccuPower System

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Display:Hybrid LCD
Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.07 / 3.21

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:2.5
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 23
Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.3
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD/CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar lens
Resolution:640 x 480

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
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:120
Faders:Black fader / Overlap fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.6 / 8.8
Height :13.6 / 8.8
Width:5 / 5.05