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Sony Handycam DCR DVD905

Sony Handycam DCR DVD905
alaScore 78

13 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD905. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability, whereas the price and battery get negative opinions. Views are divided on the color.

usability

portability, battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR DVD905 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD905

 

As the top of the range DVD camcorder in Sony's lineup, the DCR-DVD905 is a predictably good performer. With excellent video quality for a DVD model, ...

Good quality video, Huge LCD

Bulky, Colour reproduction, Still images only average, Lack of manual controls

The good quality video and huge LCD are countered by the lack of manual options on this DVD camcorder.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905

 

Full-featured but somewhat bulky, the Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905 DVD camcorder matches its MiniDV competitors in most areas, while offering the convenience of direct-to-disc recording.

Better-than-average video quality ; Large LCD ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround-sound recording ; Innovative wireless microphone accessory ; Decent still photos

No video light ; Occasional compression artifacts still noticeable ; Poor battery life ; Slightly grainy low-light video

Photo quality is very good for a camcorder, particularly considering that it's interpolating a 4-megapixel image from a 2-megapixel CCD. Images lack some detail compared to those of dedicated still cameras, but overall, they're sharp enough for...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: Jonathan (pricerunner.co.uk)

colors all over

 

It has a 3.5 inch LCD screen and an innovative wireless mike. This camcorder also give great still images.

Low light working is not good enough. and the battery powere could have been better. The camcorder is too expensive for what it gives.

This camcorder is truly expensive, but the 3.5 inch LCD is awesome.It gives great image detail and very good still images. atahr battery life could have been better. It is a little too expensive for most tastes.

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Noah (pricerunner.co.uk)

Capture everything forever

 

A huge LCD, great still images, Simply fantastic surround sound system. It has this new thing I haven't seen in any other camcorder as of now that is a small wireless mike. It even has good video quality.

No backlight for the LCD screen, Poor battery life and the camera loses focus in low light areas.

Its a tad bit expensive apart from which, it has a great big LCD Screen, which makes for good video quality. The surround system and the small microphone is a great add on.

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Joseph (pricerunner.co.uk)

good job sony

 

it has better-than-average video quality, a large LCD, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround-sound recording. it comes with an innovative wireless microphone accessory. it takes decent still photos too. A programmable Quick menu makes it relatively fast and easy...

it has no video light. the occasional compression artifacts are still noticeable. it has a poor battery life and slightly grainy low-light video. the full menu is so loaded with options that it can take significant time to scroll through the available...

Thanks to a large LCD screen and responsive performance, shooting with the Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905 is a pleasure; throw in its superior video quality, and the camcorder makes an excellent alternative to MiniDV models if you're looking for...

May, 2006

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

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905

 

DCR-HC32E

Jun, 2008

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

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905

 

So far so good. I bought 2 batteries with one of 6 hours... You can buy it for app EU 80

Good quality, easy to handle

The software Sony provides to get data from DVD to computer is a bit stupid

Jan, 2007

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

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905

 

Generally OK.

Quality ,sound v/good. Easy to use

disc sometimes does not eject from my panasonic DVD player. Painful !Why does this occur ; Batteryt life too short ; Editing limited

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: DR.SARABJIT SINGH MENDHIRATTA (cnet.com.au)

"dead unit model DCR-DVD 705E SR.NO.305846 PURCHASED ON 15 TH SEPT.2006 FROM SINGAPORE DUTY FREE SHOP"

 

ABOVE HANDYCAM WAS PURCHASED ON 15 TH SEPT 2006 FROM DUFRY SINGAPORE PTE.LTD. AT SINGAPORE CHANGI AIRPORT WITH WARRANTY NO.0566998.ON OPENING AFTER REACHING INDIA THE UNIT WAS FOUND DEAD.LOCAL SONY SERVICE CENTRE COULD NOT RECTIFY AND SEND THE UNIT TO...

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905

 

that was great i think.

Sep, 2006
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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: Dual DVD Burning Function (DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW); Built-in Sony ClearVid CMOS Sensor; Effective Resolution reaches 2,304 x 1,728 pixels, suitable for printing 8R photos; Enhanced Imaging Processor; Built-in 4-channel Surround Microphone for directly recording 5.1-channel DVD; 3.5" Clear Photo LCD plus with a high resolution of 211k dots, for accurate control of recording; Carl-Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens; Built-in Intelligent Flash; 10x Optical Zoom; Auto Lens Cover; Touch Panel; Super SteadyShot (Electronic); Super NightShot; Memory Stick Duo Slot; Battery Display Info.

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:DVD
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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