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Sony DCR-DVD105

Sony DCR-DVD105
alaScore 78

658 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 658 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.

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 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD105 from 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

76% of the reviews on 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)

Feb, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD105 from 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

77% of the reviews on 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

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Which? (

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May, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Kridel (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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: William (

Sony DCR-DVD105E


Well i bought mine for a special reason for underwater work as a diver i also have a one with a tape but windows 7 does not support this item any longer so i went for the new version fantastic graphics.

none yet

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Philip (

Sony DCR-DVD105E


Ease of use, "pocket sized" camcorder with ability to 'stow' camcorder convientelly in smaller spaces, clarity of images / picture quality during filming / imaging. Sharpness of sound and excellant reproductive quality of images / sound through TV -...

No shoulder strap supplied ...only a wrist strap(as standard?)

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Kate (

Sony DCR-DVD105E


light, easy to use, clear manual

A few things like editing are not well explained in manual

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony DCR-DVD105E


so easy to use even my wife had no problems

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: UK Guest (



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

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.


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 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


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

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Grey, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display: Yes
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


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


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


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500


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


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.8