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Sony DCR-DVD105

alaTest has collected and analyzed 635 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD105. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the viewfinder and memory. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD105 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-DVD105

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD105 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and zoom. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the viewfinder, and there are some mixed comments about the usability.

price, portability, image quality, zoom, size

viewfinder

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD105E Handycam DVD Camcorder (20x Optical Zoom, 2.5" LCD Screen)Sony DCR-DVD105E Handycam DVD Camcorder (20x Optical Zoom, 2.5" LCD Screen)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD105

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD105 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and zoom. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, zoom, portability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD105 DVD Handycam Camcorder with 20x Optical ZoomSony DCR-DVD105 DVD Handycam Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Which? (which.co.uk)

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May, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Kridel (laptopmag.com)

The BlackBerry 7130c packs a zippy processor along with push e-mail for an attractive price.

 

Fast processor • Bright, vivid display • Zoom/enhance for viewing image attachments • Long battery life

Extra apps required for attachment editing • IM clients are not preloaded

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The DCR-DVD105 is Sony's entry-level DVD camcorder, with an initial MSRP of $500. Like other Sony camcorders, it is very simple to use. Ease of use is the area in which Sony consistently excels, making this model a sure-pleaser for novice or...

In Auto mode, performs well., -Good handling if you are comfortable with the touchscreen., -Decent video quality with no fuss

Touchscreen will get greasy., -The few manual controls are hard to find and adjust., -This is a VERY basic camcorder

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Matt Culler (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD105 Camcorder Review - Sony DVD Camcorders

 

Sony's lowest-end DVD camcorder this year, the DCR-DVD105 comes around the bend with virtually the same specs as last year's DCR-DVD92 and performs similarly. This year's model does include some extra software, as well as sports a better design and a...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Matt Culler (reviewed.com)

Sony DCR-DVD105

 

The Sony DCR-DVD105 offers a 1/6" CCD with 680K gross pixels (340K effective). This is the smallest chip size you'll find among the major manufacturers, and is common among entry-level models. As expected, the image at 3000 lux is underwhelming. The...

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

wowie

 

now this Sony DCR-DVD105E digital camcorder is an impressive bit of kit i love the style and the weight of the camera the picture ...

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Well Happy

 

Bought this Sony DCR-DVD105E digital camcorder just before I went away and to be honest I am totally happy with its performance an...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

good camera - poor interface

 

There is no doubt this Sony DCR-DVD105E camcorder is excellent as far as taking digital video is concerned. However be warned - if...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: Ryan (pricerunner.co.uk)

FANTASTIC !!

 

This Sony DCR-DVD105E is excellent!!! It is WELL WORTH THE MONEY ! It is a must buy for anyone looking for a good Handycam.

The LCD touch screen of the camera is a plus point. The specialised stock lens of the camera is simply marvalous...and the anti shake feature in the cam is outstanding.

None that I know of.

This Sony DCR-DVD105E is excellent!!! It is WELL WORTH THE MONEY ! It is a must buy for anyone looking for a good Handycam.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: Paula (pricerunner.co.uk)

Great Features

 

The Sony has such great features. It is easy to use and produces an awesome picture. Along with its compact design, it becomes a great buy.

This entry-level Sony DVD105 Handycam camcorder features a top-quality Carl Zeiss lens, compact design and a 2.5 inch LCD screen with nifty touch-screen control panel. Sony's unique touch-screen provides an easy to use, active menu for easy access to...

I am happy with this product.

The Sony has such great features. It is easy to use and produces an awesome picture. Along with its compact design, it becomes a great buy.

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications

Fast forward to Sony Digital8 with the DCRTRV120 and experience a revolutionary new technology that delivers all the advantages of digital recording with all the convenience and familiarity of today's analog video cassettes. There's nothing quite like it. Digital8 captures digital information on a standard 8mm or Hi8 tape. With the Sony DCR-TRV120, you'll see brilliant, sharp images with up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution. You'll hear rich, digital quality sound. You'll enjoy virtually unlimited editing possibilities. And you'll record it all on the most popular cassette format within the camcorder industry - 8mm tapes - while still being able to play back all your current 8mm and Hi8 tapes. With Sony Digital8, you can fast forward to the digital future without leaving your past behind. The Sony DCR-TRV120 achieves stunning picture quality, with up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution and records high quality 12-bit digital stereo audio. Digital 8's recording pattern allows digital recording on affordable 8mm or Hi8 tapes. Another thing you don't need to worry about is holding the camcorder perfectly still. Sony's SteadyShot system uses sophisticated motion sensors to remove unwanted picture shake. With Sony's Hyper-Precision CCD image sensors, you're not sacrificing image size or picture quality. Super NightShot enables you to shoot subjects up to 3 meters away in total darkness. Using Sony's unique Adaptive Frame Interpolation for better image quality, you can store hundreds of individual stills to the tape. When you're out shooting the action, the last thing you want to see is the dreaded flashing battery indicator -the sign that you've got no power left. That's why Sony cut power consumption and extended battery life. Forget about cables, wires and adapters. Sony's Super LaserLink system uses infrared light to make a wireless connection from your camcorder to your television. Just use the transmitter in that is built-in to the camcorder together with the optional receiver. The Super LaserLink System features a transmission range up to 8 meters.

Audio

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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FP50
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP50
Run Time (Up To):75min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:5
Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Grey, Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.9cm/21.8cm
Height:12.1cm/8.8cm
Weight:0.4kg/0.5kg/1.3kg
Width:11.2cm/5.4cm/5.6cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:123200

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in/4in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.2cm/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 / Sunset & Moon/Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon/Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset & Moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD105/DVD105E/TRV120/TRV820
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:2.5
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 46
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.3/F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:46mm/92.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm/3.7mm
Optical Zoom:20/25
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black / Metallic silver/Black / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:290Kpix/340Kpix/400Kpix/440Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix/680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"/1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )/6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD/CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Black, White, Overlap, Wipe
I/O ports:Audio Out,\nVideo Out.\n
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Nero Express 6\n

Ports & interfaces

S-Video Out: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Storage

Camcorder media type:Optical disc
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Disc types supported:DVD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:450/800
Faders:Black fader/Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader/Black fader / Overlap fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Digital8 / Hi8 / Video8/DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)/Hi8 / Video8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Stretch/Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia/Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch / Trail/Monotone / Mosaic / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123200
Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white/Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/LCD monitor
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9
Height :8.8
Weight:380
Width:5.4