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Sony Handycam DCR DVD610

Sony Handycam DCR DVD610
alaScore 76

267 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD610. 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 size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR DVD610 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD610 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD610 DVD Handycam Camcorder with 40x Optical ZoomSony DCR-DVD610 DVD Handycam Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Sony DCR-DVD610


Cheap DVD-based camcorder

For $499, it's a bit of a bargain

Below average video performance, occasional audio issues, poor stills mode, lacking in additional features

The DCR-DVD610 is far from great, but at this price it's kind of hard to go wrong. If you want a DVD camcorder that will do the basics and would prefer to spend as little as possible, it will get the job done.

Aug, 2008

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Sony Handycam DCR DVD610


When doing a review you must take into account that when buying one you must not expect too much if you're not paying too much, good rule of thumb. So if you're looking for a budget camcorder without dipping deep into your pockets, can't go wrong here.

Consumer review by: abhodge (

Sub-par videos, terrible pictures and Sony is no help



Sub-par video, pictures fuzzy and dark

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: tnorm (



For a product at the cheaper end it is value for money. It is lightweight and works well both indoors and outdoors and in humid climates. Battery life is good. Suggest buy a 4GB stick.

Easy to operate. Clear pictures and colour. Choice to record on memory stick or RW-DVD. Good battery life. You can dub from memory stick to dvd while it is still in the unit to give more movie time. Can be used to take still shots. Compact unit. The...

No memory stick came with the product. Pull out screen is no good in direct sunlight.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Mamie3 (

Can't just pop the DVD into the computer ”


The family got me this handycam camera over a year ago. Did not want to hassle with figuring out how to use it. I just did get it out and spent and hour reading directions to get it set up to film with. It requires a mini dvd and says you can not put ...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: taylor32368 (

pretty cool camera for the money. ”


this is a pretty cool camcorder for the money. I dont use it very much and I dont do alot of taping but I think I will try to do more and really get to know this camera. it comes with a disc that you load into your computer to transfer the pics and...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: vitinho-34 (

Sony Handycam DCR DVD610


Digital camcorder DCR-DVD610

She is great

There are no disadvantages

May, 2009

Consumer review by: ruffman (

a good camera


this is a good camera beside the fact if you lose te cord there is no place you can got to buy another one...soooo yah

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile

Poor Battery Life

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: boomboom (



Great Features

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: hendritanbm (

Sony Handycam DCR DVD610


The good camcorder. Just remember Sony and you will feel guaranteed. ... Read review

Easy to use

Still picture not really good

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH40


Minimum illumination:6
Photo effects:Sepia


Colour of product:Black, Silver


Display diagonal:6.86


Built-in Flash: No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):48 - 1920
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 76
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:40

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4.1
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft 2000/XP/Vista
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Pastel: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.7
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/30 - 1/250

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG


Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo
Disc types supported:DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Maximum memory card size:8


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 480



Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.9

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto