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Sony DCR-DVD7

alaTest has collected and analysed 150 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability.

usability, portability, size

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-DVD7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the battery and design are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the price. Many are less positive about the size and reliability.

usability, image quality, portability, design, battery

reliability, size

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam DCR-DVD7 - Camcorder - optical zoom: 10 x - DVD-R (8cm), DVD-RW (8 cm), DVD+RW (8cm)Sony Handycam DCR-DVD7 - Camcorder - optical zoom: 10 x - DVD-R (8cm), DVD-RW (8 cm), DVD+RW (8cm)

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the color and viewfinder. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

viewfinder, color

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD7 DVD Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomSony DCR-DVD7 DVD Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Ashley Norris (gadgetcentre.com)

Sony DCR-DVD7

 

This is Sony's unique take on the DVD camcorder market - a new model with a circular design. In some way it could almost moonlight as a mini CD player. It carries the same 3inch D discs as some of its rivals and also comes with a digital camera...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Sony DCR-DVD7 DVD Handycam Camcorder

 

CCDType: Single CCD, Video Recording Format: DVD-R

Cool design. Good menu structure.

Somewhat difficult to hold. Poor quality in low light.

It's cool and hip, but the DCR-DVD7's great-looking design isn't so practical for actual use.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Chris Stevens (cnet.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD7

 

If you find pleasure in popping a DVD direct from videocam to home player, Sony's DCR-DVD7 makes a viable choice.

Utter simplicity of use ; Intriguing design ; Solid build

The fact that your footage is trapped on a DVD and not easily edited

We found the camcorder had a tendency to occasionally blow out bright areas under strong strip-lighting. In one case a blue wall was so over-exposed it appeared white. This was not a consistent problem and we were generally impressed by the accuracy of...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

With style to spare, the Sony DCR-DVD7 will certainly make a splash at picnics this summer. But does it perform as well as it looks? We're afraid not. The 1/6” CCD imager, with only 340K effective pixels, renders most of its video rather lifeless, with...

Automatic control

Handling, -Button placement, -Design

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: Matt Culler (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD7 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony DVD Camcorders

 

Sony's DCR-DVD7 is a good illustration of a major theme in Sony's new camcorder campaign: it's innovative in size, scale, and looks, but it doesn't offer much more as far as features and imaging quality go. This is not to say that some of Sony's new...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Newbie (newbie.org)

Expert Review

 

The Sony Handycam DCR-DVD7 DVD Camcorder provides exceptional video and still images with stunning detail and clarity all wit the help of the advanced CCD. The powerful zoom helps you to take close up pictures and helps you get clearer and more...

Quality, features, performance and lightweight

DVDs are expensive

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Sony DCR-DVD7 DVD Camcorder Review

 

Battery Life With the included battery (NP-FA50) you will be able to record around 40 minutes before you will need to switch batteries. The battery can last up to 90 minutes on a full charge, but it is always good to gauge your recording on the low end...

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: Joliejen (cnet.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD7

 

Great first time user. Took this unsavvy

handcramping needs a wrist bracelet

cute size small and like the dvd right out to play anywhere

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: maryed93 (epinions.com)

Lightweight Easy to Use Camcorder

 

I purchased this camcorder about one year ago and love it so far. It is extremely compact and lightweight, it weighs about the same as a full size digital camera. I decided on the Sony because I have had a Sony Hi-8 for many years and have never had ...

Size, quality, and ease of use

Recording time

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: maryed93 (shopping.com)

Lightweight Easy to Use Camcorder

 

I purchased this camcorder about one year ago and love it so far. It is extremely compact and lightweight, it weighs about the same as a full size digital camera.

Size, quality, and ease of use

Recording time

Apr, 2008