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Sony Handycam DCR DVD810

Sony Handycam DCR DVD810
alaScore 81

35 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD810. 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. Comments about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good comments, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR DVD810 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR DVD810

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD810 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and memory. The zoom and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the portability.

usability, zoom, memory, price

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD810 8GB Hybrid DVD / Memory Stick Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom & 2.7 Inch widescreen LCDSony DCR-DVD810 8GB Hybrid DVD / Memory Stick Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom & 2.7 Inch widescreen LCD

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD810

 

Cheap and versatile

Three recording formats in one, highly affordable, good video performance for the asking price

Less-than-perfect audio, rubbish stills mode

The DCR-DVD810 is an impressive standard-def camcorder that combines three recording formats for the price of one. If you like the idea of instant DVDs, but also want the versatility of flash memory, look no further.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Ella Morton (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD810

 

The DCR-DVD810 won't please everyone, but it does make for a lightweight, affordable choice for those struggling to decide among media formats.

Three options for media storage ; Easy to pick up and start shooting ; Lightweight and comfortable to hold ; Copes well with variable light conditions

Colours look washed out overall ; Zoom is noisy ; Footage shot to DVD can look mottled

The DCR-DVD810 won't please everyone, but it does make for a lightweight, affordable choice for those struggling to decide between disc-based, internal and removable storage. Image quality isn't stellar, but for situations requiring quick-and-dirty...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD810 Camcorder Review

 

The Sony DCR-DVD810 ($449.99 MSRP) is truly versatile camcorder from Sony. Besides being able to record standard definition video to DVD, the camcorder also includes 8GB of internal flash memory and a Memory Stick Pro Duo card slot for extra storage....

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: bdfromsd1 (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD810

 

For a SD Camcorder, it takes good video. My biggest problem with the HD camcorders is they lack toe zoom for the kids' sports. The 810 has a 25 zoom. My biggest problem is you can not get the date and time stamp to show on an MPEG saved video. The date...

Jan, 2009

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

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD810

 

P.S I should just clarify, when I say "don't mince words" I am referring to the manufacturers who push the DVD camcorders as being as simple and the same as a DVD you buy in the shop. No offense was intended towards Ella and her use of the term.

May, 2008

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

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD810

 

To be honest, you would have to be mental to invest in an Standard Def camcorder now. $800 isn't cheap for a this kind of device when High Def camcorders using reliable tapes start at $800 and models with expansive hard disks cost under $1500. You...

May, 2008

Consumer review by: mvought (dell.com)

Nice

 

love the 8Gb internal flash drive. love the media card slot. great size. nice picture in movie mode.

focus is slow, and sometimes not at all. pictures are good for 1mpix but with only 1, what are you gonna do.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: chrisb88 (dell.com)

excellent for the money

 

has a lot of cool features and not bad at all on the price!

great clarity on the video ,hybrid is an awesome feature,touchscreen,the infrared works awesome in dark scenes i was surprised,battery life is also decent

quality on photosnaps could be a little better, but still not bad at all ,it is a camcorder!

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: guntung (ciao.com)

The DCR-DVD810 combines powerful features

 

Image prices. An improved version of Sony SteadyShot Image Stabilization system that controls a larger bandwidth of frequencies and vibrations agitate for a higher level without reducing video noise and other stabilization systems of picture. Be...

Convenience Features

None

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: hellobally (ciao.com)

Sony Handycam DCR DVD810

 

Designs Black and white silver design Product size 55 - 89 - 130mm Product weight 450g Basic performance Format type of DVD video camera Standard Definition Format standard format HAD CCD sensor Components 1070000 pixels Dynamic model of effective...

Too many

none

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Sound:Stereo

Connections

Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
LANC or Control-L port: Yes
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:0.69 Megapixels
Number of total pixels:1.07 Megapixels
Progressive scan for photos: No

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):43-1075 mm
Focal length (Wide-lens):2.5-62.5 mm
Manual focus: Yes
Night shot: Yes
Optical zoom:25 x
Shutter speeds:1/30-1/250 seconds
White balance:Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, One-push

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):89x55x130 mm
Weight (lb):0.99 lb

Power source

Battery type:InfoLithium

Sensor

Sensor size:1/6 inch
Sensor type:CCD

Storage

Built-in Storage Size:8.0 GB
Extra memory support: Yes
Inbuilt Memory: Yes

Video

High Definition Recording: No
Recordable File/Disc Formats:DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, MPEG-2
Recording format:DVD / Internal flash / Memory Stick
Recording system:NTSC
Video Resolution:720x480

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder color:Color
Viewfinder resolution:123000 pixels