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Sony DSR-PD150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Sony DSR-PD150. 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. People are impressed by the durability and zoom. The design and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability and portability, while views are divided on the price.

image quality, usability, design, zoom, durability

portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DSR-PD150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony DSR-PD150 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 People are impressed by the image quality and design.

design, image quality

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DSR-PD150 Pro MiniDV Camcorder with Sony iLinkSony DSR-PD150 Pro MiniDV Camcorder with Sony iLink

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Bruce Coykendall (

Camcorder Review: Sony DSR-PD150 DVCAM


As camcorder prices continue to drop, professional format cameras have come into the grasp of consumers. The Sony DSR-PD150 is one of them. Styled after the legendary Sony VX-1000, its thoughtful additions make it a reasonable choice for the video...

XLR audio inputs ; Great picture ; Rugged construction

XLR module awkward placement ; Auto iris button placement ; Fixed lens

We shot footage with this camcorder in a variety of situations. We shot a studio model with controlled lighting, in bright midday light on a golf course, at 10,000 feet in a national park, in deep woods with fall colors and snowmobiles in action....

May, 2002

Consumer review by: danmarks (

Sony DSR PD 150: A pro camera being used in the TV industry


This camera is expensive. But it is a proffesional bit of kit. This camera is being used all the time in the televsion industry. The BBC carried out a lot of reserch to find the best cameras for directors to shoot their own material and this is one of...

great picture quality

the price

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: southernchick (

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV270: this is the camera you want


This Is the Best camera for the price. I have had mine for going on 3 1/2 years. it has good picture quality. make sure. you use high 8 tapes. if you connect it to the computer you'll have to hit menu and go down to the settings and hit yes for usb...

takes good picture good sound good quality

that you have to buy lot of tapes

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: gnipping (

Canon XL2: Go PRO for less


The Canon XL2 is the pro-sumer miniDV camcorder that is most often spotted on the sets of low budget and independent films. Not because it is a cheap option, but because for a fraction of the cost of a professional rig, you can deliver the same...

Interchageable lens system, 2xXLR inputs built in, adjustable viewfinder position

Not good for low light performance, bulky when compared to consumer units, not HD

May, 2007

Consumer review by: smooth_criminal_ (

Sexy and Functional


The Sony Handycam DCR TRV270, a Digital8 model (a combination of the Hi8 analogue tape and the digital codec), achieves a perfect balance between high quality and affordability. Not only is this superb video-camera highly functional, boasting an...

Great audio and visual quality, affordable, lots of features, brilliant zoom

Not for the seasoned professional

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: eiley123 (

JVC GR-D23EK: A great little camera till disaster struck


I purchased this digital video camera for Christmas 2004 for my husband.It came in at £249 . He wanted something easy to use, lightweight and with good quality recording. He had only previously used one of the old, huge , non-digital recorders. It...

Lightweight, good clarity of sound and pictures,small,easy to use,well known make

Not the cheapest,poor customer care

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: (

Panasonic NV-DX100: Simply sexy


I had the pleasure using this little beauty of a camcorder at, believe it or not, college! Rather unusual as we still use 286's in our computer lab(good to see their prorities). Well the product. Its great. Everything you could possibly want from a...


simply none

Oct, 2000

Consumer review by: jwo (

Had it two months, it still doesn't work


Great Reputation

Fragile - expensive to repair,

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: Dave (

A great product


Superb video quality, Canon audio connectors

weight not terribly well balanced, a little pricy

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: MG (



Great Camera.


Apr, 2002

Product Specifications

Because the perfect shot often requires you to exercise your artistic judgment, the DSR-PD150P allows you to manually adjust various functions such as zoom, focus, iris, shutter speed, white balance, filters, backlight, digital effects and more. Extend your visual repertoire with a Memory Stick, which provides you with a wide range of added functions such as Memory Photo, Memory Mix, Memory Chromakey, Memory Luminancekey, Camera Chromakey, and Memory Overlap. All of these enable you to achieve special effects on the fly. The DSR-PD150P automatically recharges when the supplied AC-L10 cord is connected. The remaining recording time is displayed on an LCD on the camcorder.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):60min

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: Yes
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DSR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.4
Max Focal Length:72mm
Min Focal Length:6mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Dark grey

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:450Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical


HD Video Format:Not Applicable

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:DV / DVCAM
Digital Zoom:48
Faders:Black fader / Dissolve / Horizontal wipe / Monotone fader / Overlap fader
Media Type:DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Old Movie / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor