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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD106 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-DVD106 Camcorder. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and price also get good views, but some have doubts about the durability and battery.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR-DVD106 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCR-DVD106 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-DVD106 Camcorder from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The zoom and image quality also get good feedback. Many are critical about the durability. Comments are divided on the price.

usability, image quality, zoom, portability, size

durability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD106 Handycam DVD Camcorder With 2.5'' LCD ScreenSony DCR-DVD106 Handycam DVD Camcorder With 2.5'' LCD Screen

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Which? (which.co.uk)

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Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Emma Jackson (alaTest.co.uk)

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!

 

WE WERE BOUGHT THIS CAMERA AS A PRESENT..IT HAS WIPED TWO DISKS, WE RECORDED INFORMATION ONTO THE CAMERA WHICH WERE WE ABLE TO WATCH AND PLAY BACK, THE CAMERA THEN SAID THE COVER WAS OPEN (IT WASN'T) AND WHEN WE WENT BACK TO LOOK AT WHAT WE HAD RECORED...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Francis (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD106

 

Small, lightweight and packed with features. Easily one of the best value for money buys in the DVD Camcorder range.

Supplied battery doesn't last very long, so you have to spend more money on a longer lasting battery for parctical use.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD106

 

THE CAMERA IS EXTREMELY LIGHTWEIGHT IDEAL FOR TAKING EVERYWHERE WITH YOU. ITS HAS A QUICK START TYPE FUNCTION WHICH YOU CAN USE WHICH ALLOW THE CAMERA TO PROMPT YOU FOR FORMATTING AND IMMEDIATE RECORDING. THIS IS A GOD SEND IF IT IS A GIFT AS THE...

I HAVE YET TO FIND ANY SINCE MY PURCHASE IN DECEMBER. IT IS NOW FEB AND I HAVE SHOT 4 DISCS

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Daniel (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD106

 

light, DVD discs means you can shoot and play directly in a DVD player

annoying if you put in a non sony blank dvd, you get a message up.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Judith (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD106

 

Easy to use, light to carry generally excellent value for money

No found any as yet

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD106

 

very easy to use. clear instruction great touch screen

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD106

 

various language including my own, infrared, some special function such as cande light mode.

Very slow start up could miss out on inportan footage, better to be ready all the time instead of a quick press power on and than recording.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD106

 

Fairly basic unit that was bought for parents (in 70s) as their first digital camcorder. They are delighted with it and after a little while getting the hang of it are now producing good results. Good solid performer from Sony.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Leon (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD106

 

Excellent value for money,easy to use ,battery life is good .I am very pleased overall with this product.

None so far!

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens; 800, 000 pixels Advanced HAD CCD; 40x Optical Zoom / 2000x Digital Zoom; Up to 110 minutes continuous recording with DVD+R DL.

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:3

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.1cm
Height:8.9cm
Weight:390g
Width:5.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:123200

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD106/DVD106E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 76
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.1
Max Focal Length:76mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Optical Zoom:40
Optical Zoom:40
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Y
I/O ports:A/V
Lens system:N
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.8
Sports: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3-1/3500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MS Duo

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.1
Height :8.9
Weight:390
Width:5.45