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alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 reviews of SONY DCR-DVD110 / DVD110E. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and size. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the connectivity and battery, while opinions are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, size, zoom

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the SONY DCR-DVD110 / DVD110E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of SONY DCR-DVD110 / DVD110E from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the image quality and zoom. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRHC51E Mini DV Handycam With X40 ZoomSony DCRHC51E Mini DV Handycam With X40 Zoom

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Lenny (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


If the image is terrible then it doesn't matter if anything else is good... It's a camcorder the image quality is the point

the image is terrible

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (



its light and very easy to use compact, i had one before but this newer version is better and would recomend it

the only down side is it dont come with any accessorys like a case and a spare battery

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


The camera is well built with quality components. It has a good lens. It isnot heavy, which tends to be the case with HDD camcorders. It has the Sony brand which is well known and trusted. The info lithium stamina battery lasts and lasts. All in all,...

Not a bad point as such but the Zoom button is awkward if you have long fingers

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Dave (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


Its all good espeacialy night mode

Doesnt come with a computer cable

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: allan (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


easy controls, light and compact design

I can't get hold of the cable that you use to connect to a computer, this should be supplied with the camera at the point of purchase

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: trialsjames (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51E: Handycam, sure is Handy.


I originally had a Sony Handycam DCR-HC22E, it was a great camera, fairly good video and sound quality, i loved it to pieces, then one day it broke. So i did some research over the internet and i found this beast, the Sony Handycam DCR-HC51E, i looked...

Amazing sound and picture quality

Not compatable with USB, only firewire

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Anna (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


Very easy to use- good quality and good price


Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Bob (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


The camera is compact and has a few good features for a entry level digicam. When played back directly on TV or monitor the video quality is excellent, but the sound leaves a little to be desired

Connection is abysmal through firewire, the port is badly placed and of three computers and five firewire cards no connection could be achieved. Ended up buying a usb adapater for the recording I'd made and throwing the thing to the back of the...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


Easy to use and lightweight

no starter dv tape with purchase. Instructions for downloading to computer not included

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: rachel (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


Lovely little camera fits into handbag easy

Havent seen any yet

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Shoot, eject and play. Enjoy great picture quality with all the convenience of DVD. Carl Zeiss lens with super power 40x optical zoom. HYBRID function records up to 5 hours onto optional Memory Stick. Face Index and Film Roll Index for easy browsing.


Audio Dubbing: No
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 life (max):14
Battery Type:NP-FH40
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:11 / 6
Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.350 / 6.86

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/snow / Candle / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode


Built-in Flash: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8 / 25.400 / 6
Total MegaPixels:0.8 / 8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36 - 1440
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 4.1 / 1.900 - 76
Image stabilizer: Yes
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:0.4Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:490Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8" ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Pastel: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.9
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video formats supported:DV

Video Input

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


Viewfinder:123.2 / 123200
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.400 / 13
Height :8.500 / 8.9
Weight:380 / 390
Width:5.5 / 6.300

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes