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Sony DCR-DVD308

Sony DCR-DVD308
alaScore 78

72 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD308. 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 are impressed by the portability and image quality. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, image quality, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD308 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD308

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD308 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the image quality and zoom are overall positive. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, zoom, image quality

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD308 1MP DVD Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical ZoomSony DCR-DVD308 1MP DVD Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: jessiechen (viewpoints.com)

when it will be on sael? ”

 

Many features, clearly documented and logical. Very well made and easy to use right out of the box. 25X Optical zoom, 2000X digital zoom! That's right, 2000X! No tapes to tangle, break, transfer or tape motor to drag down the battery. Stores images to...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: bonjour19732008 (viewpoints.com)

Sony is just a great brand to go with. Better quality ”

 
Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: crossra (viewpoints.com)

Easy to use ”

 

Shooped around for weeks looking for a good camera to shoot my daughters cheerleading competitions I like the touch screen and the ease of use of this camera the only fault that I so far see is that it only records for 30 minutes. not enough time to...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: DESIRAEE (viewpoints.com)

EXCELLENT ”

 

THIS CAMCORDER IS GREAT VERY EASY TO USE AND COMPACT. I LOVE IT . MY HUSBAND BOUGHT IT FOR ME AND I REALLY HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO USE IT VERY OFTEN BUT IT'S NOT A PRODUCT THAT YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO STUDY THE BOOK BEFORE YOU USE IT. JUST TURN IT ON AND...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: jdh54016 (pricegrabber.com)

Sony tried, but no home run here

 

For the beginner, this cam is "OK". The picture is grainy for a higher end CCD. Accessory lenses are exorbitantly priced, as are most accessories. Initial formatting of the mini DVD disc is less than intuitive - read manual, but also check with someone...

Fairly intuitive initial set up, but recommend reading manual carefully for non-tech types. Unit is geared to the consumer, so staying with the "auto" functions are the best bet on this model.

The picture is somewhat grainy for this CCD level. Initializing the DVD mini disc is excessively lengthy, but worse is the time to "finalize" the disk after shooting.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: hleung50 (viewpoints.com)

This is a gorgeous handly camcorder with sharp image. ”

 

I started to use camcorder since I delivered my first baby 25 years ago.  **Sony Handycam® DCR-DVD308 DVD Camcorder is the best.  Image is sharp and easy to use.  The price is reasonable, the weight is light.  I carry it to all parties and special...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: akire (viewpoints.com)

worth every penny ”

 

i would said that the screen is very nice an neaty and you have lots of features to work with love to use with my niece for the project on high school, ese to use and interact with pc.the only thing that the battery does not last long we have to...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: ladybug83 (viewpoints.com)

excellent camera for the price ”

 

This is a great camcorder for the price. It burns directly to DVD which is a great feature. When looking for cameras we decided to go with this one because it burns direct to DVD and has a microphone jack to cut down on back ground noises. Great camera.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: meucci2007 (viewpoints.com)

lovely ”

 

Love it takes great picturess, it has easy to use buttons, an instructions. downloading of pictures to the computer was very easy, all around very good camara. the lcd screen could of been bigger, but acceptable , could of came with more options but...

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: kmpeter (pricegrabber.com)

DCR-DVD308

 

This is a very easy to use camcorder. It was purchased for my 11 year old son. He was able to use it within the first few hours out of the box. This will be used by all family members since it is easy to use. We have created many hours of great looking...

Easy to use and a very quick set-up out of the box. The touch screen is easy to navagate without instructions

Picture is a little grainy. You should buy an extended batterie for a spare

Nov, 2007
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Product Specifications

Audio

Sound:Stereo

Connections

Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote control: Yes
S-Video out: Yes
USB: Yes

Display

LCD resolution:123000 pixels
LCD size:2.7 inch
Screen Type:LCD

Image resolution

Digital still pictures: Yes
Number of effective pixels:0.67 Megapixels
Number of total pixels:1.07 Megapixels
Progressive scan for photos: No
Stills resolution:1152x864 pixels pixels

Lens/Zoom

Aperture (Wide-lens):F1.8-F3.2
Auto focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:2000 x
Filter size:30.0 mm
Focal length (35mm equiv):41-1189 mm
Focal length (Wide-lens):2.5-62.5 mm
Image stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Manual focus: Yes
Night shot: Yes
Optical zoom:25 x
Shutter speeds:1/4-1/4000 seconds
White balance:Auto, Indoor, One push, Outdoor

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):89x54.5x130.5 mm
Weight (lb):0.97 lb

Power source

Battery type:Lithium ion rechargeable

Related

Miscellaneous:PictBridge Compatible

Sensor

Sensor size:1/6 inch
Sensor type:CCD

Storage

Built-in Storage Size:0.0 GB
External memory type:Memory Stick PRO
Extra memory support: Yes
Inbuilt Memory: No

Video

High Definition Recording: No
Recordable File/Disc Formats:DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, MPEG-2
Recording format:DVD
Recording system:NTSC

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder color:Color
Viewfinder resolution:123000 pixels