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Sony DCR-DVD508

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD508. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and reliability. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, image quality, price, reliability, portability

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD508 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD508

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD508 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. The battery and design get less positive comments.

usability, image quality, price, portability

design, battery

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD508 6.1MP DVD Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomSony DCR-DVD508 6.1MP DVD Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Oct, 2016

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD508

 

Although there's no denying that the consumer electronics market is shifting toward high-definition products, there's still room for standard-definition gear in the camcorder space. In fact, the standard-definition miniDVD is still the most popular...

Excellent standard-definition video quality. Easy to use. Nicely structured menus. Shoots 6-megapixel still pictures.

Slow still-image performance. It's not HD.

This 10X optical Handycam should definitely be on your short list if you're looking for a SD camcorder that doesn't skimp on quality.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD508 Camcorder Review

 

The DCR-DVD508 is Sony's top standard definition camcorder for 2007. It replaces the DCR-DVD505, which performed very well last year. Sony has upped the ante by equipping the new camcorder with an even more powerful CMOS sensor and optical image...

Sony has clearly taken a few missteps since last year, as evident in the DCR-DVD508. The "improved" CMOS sensor packs in so many pixels that the low light performance suffers from a tremendous amount of noise. What does a standard definition camcorder...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (washingtonpost.com)

Sony DCR-DVD508

 

In areas where light is plentiful, the DCR-DVD508 produces an excellent image with strong colors and great sharpness. This is thanks mostly to its massive 1/2.9-inch CMOS chip and 3,200,000 pixel count. For a standard definition DVD camcorder, the...

When the lights dwindle, so does the performance. Again, this is the imager's doing. Last year's DVD505 had a 1/3-inch imager with a 2,100,000 pixel count. The DVD508 increases the surface area of the chip by 3 percent, but increases the pixel count by...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (reviewed.com)

Sony DCR-DVD508

 

The DCR-DVD508 is Sony's top standard definition camcorder for 2007. It replaces the DCR-DVD505, which performed very well last year. Sony has upped the ante by equipping the new camcorder with an even more powerful CMOS sensor and optical image...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony DCR-DVD508 Handycam DCRDVD508/a Review

 

Consumer review by: swoodward1969 (shopping.com)

I like it..no regrets

 

This is a very nice camcorder. I have not used the digital picture yet as I have a nice sony camera. so far I have record several events on the dvd rw disc which record 30 minutes in SP mode and 60min in LP. I have recorded everything in LP and the...

crisp videos, Night mode recording awesome, make sure to change setting to brighten

Battery life,frequent changing of recording disc,have the spare ready to go

May, 2007

Consumer review by: swoodward1969 (epinions.com)

I like it..no regrets

 

crisp videos, Night mode recording awesome, make sure to change setting to brighten colors.

Battery life,frequent changing of recording disc,have the spare ready to go.

May, 2007