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Sony DCR-DVD109 DVD Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD109 DVD Camcorder. 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 usability and durability. The price and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD109 DVD Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD109 DVD Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The price and size also get good feedback.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD109 Handycam DVD Camcorder with 2.5'' LCD screenSony DCR-DVD109 Handycam DVD Camcorder with 2.5'' LCD screen

Mar, 2018

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Sony DCR-DVD109


Very easy to use straight away, easy to understand instructions, just switch on point and off you go. Light weight and easy to carry. I'm a real if I can do it anyone can.

Would have liked a longer battery as standard with the camcorder.

Feb, 2008

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Sony DCR-DVD109


Light weight, small.

Getting round the settings,but probably get easier as i use it more#

Feb, 2008

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Sony DCR-DVD109


my wife can use it

Jan, 2008

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Sony DCR-DVD109


Looks good

Hard to use

Jan, 2008

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Sony DCR-DVD109


It's compact, easy to use and convenient in that you can play the recorded discs on the DVD player.

It is difficult to find accessories for this camcorder, especially additional batteries. Perhaps this is because it is a fairly new model.

Jan, 2008

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Sony DCR-DVD109


nothing complicated just point and aim, and off you go, good value, good performance for the average family.

Dec, 2007

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Sony DCR-DVD109


very good all round

There are no bad points

Dec, 2007

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Sony DCR-DVD109


light weight easy to use and great value for money

Dec, 2007

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Sony DCR-DVD109


Easy to use for someone who has never owned a camcorder. We have captured so many memories for us and our family. We have fun nights with the family watching all our holiday footage and special family events.

Would be a bonus if battery power lasted longer. Cost of Discs is a little expensive.

Nov, 2007

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SONY LCS-VA30 Deluxe soft carrying case for select Sony cameras and camcorders


the bottom is plenty rigid and I for one will not use it for scuba gear or frolicing in the rain. Never been disappointed with a Sony product and this will house my new Sony DCR-DVD505 camcorder. rock!

exactly what a case should be...well built, plenty of storage and a good design on top of that

What Cons

Jun, 2006

Product Specifications

The Sony Handycam DCR DVD109E is an easy to use DVD Handycam with Carl Zeiss lens, compact design, powerful 40x optical zoom, a 2.5" touch panel LCD screen and 5.1 channel surround sound creator.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:3

Camera Flash

Type: None

Carrying Case

Carrying Strap:Hand strap / Shoulder carrying strap
Recommended Use:Camcorder
Type:Soft case

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.35 / 63.5

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR/Sony LCS

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:1/0.236 / 25.4 / 6
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3 / 30
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 76
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.1
Max Focal Length:76mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Optical Zoom:40
Optical Zoom:40
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.3Megapixel
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
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:Y
Fader:Black / White
I/O ports:Audio Out\nVideo Out\nUSB
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Video Out:Y

Ports & interfaces

DV port:N / No
S-Video In:N / No
S-Video Out:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/3-1/3500

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.1 / 130.5
Height :8.9 / 89
Width:5.45 / 54.5