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Sony DCR-DVD650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD650. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the connectivity and battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD650 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and reliability.

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reliability, connectivity

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD650 DVD Handycam® CamcorderSony DCR-DVD650 DVD Handycam® Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Sony DCR-DVD650 review:


DVDs were never a perfect solution for directly recording video with a camcorder. The medium makes even less sense now with hard-disk-drive and flash-memory models reasonably priced and able to store much more video in far smaller packages. About the...

Simple operation; records to DVDs or Memory Stick flash media.

Soft video; noticeable purple fringing on subjects; DVDs not ideal storage medium.

The Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 offers an all-in-one, on-the-go way to capture standard-def video and burn it to a DVD, but hard-disk-drive and flash-memory models are otherwise a better option.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: dolfin (

Handycam DCR-DVD650 DVD 60X Digital Zoom Camcorder


i bought the camera so i could tape my son's basketball games and vacation. love the disk and memory card combination. if you run out of disk you can tape on the memory card and transfer to the disk at a later time. my camera was such a hit my son's...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Vacation (

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650


Purchased for our recent Mexico vacation.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: moten304 (



This camera can handle it all. very lightweight, easy to use and the touch screen is the best. the dvd and media card dual capability makes for an easy choice in how you want to film. Highly recommended.

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: TampaTerry (

Think again


I am completely appalled and in disbelief that this is a Sony product! The camera itself is beautiful and the touch screen makes it fun to use. Battery life, weight and size were great. The horror came when I played back my recordings on TV. Total...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Mel35 (



I found this camera to have poor quality. My parent's old VHS camcorder took better video. Will never shop with Dell again. I tried to return the item (within 30 days but outside of their 21 day policy) and they REFUSED to take it back. Even offered to...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Shanita (

Love it!


I just got this camera about a month ago and I love it! It's so easy to use and easy to transport for someone on the go! It's very lightweight and the picture is very clear. I would definitely recommend this camera to anyone looking for an affordable,...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: CRGOSWICK (



I would recommend this product. We have used it several times. It is very easy to use and we like the fact there are more than one media for it.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: countrygirl5511 (

Handycam DCR-DVD650 DVD 60X Digital Zoom Camcorder


haven't had long but is small, light weight and easy to use

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: gmapuggy (

Great camcorder


This was exactly what I was looking for so that I don't have to carry around a still camera and a camcorder. It does it both. Couldn't ask for anything more.

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications




Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
S-Video Output: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Display diagonal:45.7
Screen Resolution:123000 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 inch
Screen Type:LCD


Web Cam Function: No

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Effective Pixels:0.41 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Total MegaPixels:0.68 Megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:1/0.315
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Optical Zoom:60


Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-F6.0
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:2000 x
Filter Size:30 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):39-2340 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):1.8-108 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Manual Focus: Yes
Optical Zoom:60 x
Shutter speeds:1/4-1/4000 seconds
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, Onepush(touch panel)


Dimensions (HxWxD):89x55x130 mm
Weight:390 grams
Weight (lb):0.85 lb

Other features

Lens system:Vario-Tessar

Power source

Battery Type:InfoLithium rechargeable


Sensor Size:1/8 inch
Sensor Type:CCD


Exposure Control:Touch Panel


Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
External Memory Type:Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Extra Memory Support: Yes


HDV Recording: No
Recordable File/Disc Formats:DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, MPEG-2
Recording Format:DVD
Recording System:NTSC
Video Resolution:720x480


Viewfinder screen size:6.86

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder Colour:Color
Viewfinder resolution:123000 pixels

Weight & Dimensions

Height :89