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Sony DCR DVD 100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Sony DCR DVD 100. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, but the color and durability get mixed comments. The memory and battery get less positive views.

usability, image quality, portability, size, design

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR DVD 100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR DVD 100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Sony DCR DVD 100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the battery and memory. Views about the color and size are different.

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reliability, memory, battery

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRDVD100 MiniDVD Handycam Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Digital Still CapabilitySony DCRDVD100 MiniDVD Handycam Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Digital Still Capability

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Bassett (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD100 Camcorder Review - Sony DVD Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-DVD100 is an easy removable-media machine. Recording stills and footage to either DVD R (permanent) or RW (rewritable) dics, makes transferring data to your PC for editing a breeze. The camcorder suffers from a smallish CCD, 1/4 in., and...

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: bubblz (epinions.com)

Seemed great.....for 14 months.....

 

Small size -- uses DVDs (more portable) -- SteadyShot -- NightShot -- self diagnostic

Expensive media -- not durable -- limited warranty is JUST THAT -- expensive to repair

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: bubblz (epinions.com)

Seemed great.....for 14 months.....

 

I received this as a requested gift around my daughter's first birthday. I thought it would be great to be able to make a DVD and then pop it in the DVD player and see the results. An added bonus was that I could easily make copies for friends and ...

Small size -- uses DVDs (more portable) -- SteadyShot -- NightShot -- self diagnostic

Expensive media -- not durable -- limited warranty is JUST THAT -- expensive to repair

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: dwwilburn (epinions.com)

I like it!

 

Small size is good, going straight from camcorder to TV is easy.

The software that came with it is not easy to me.

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: misskva (epinions.com)

Feel like wasting money?

 

None

I basically gave $800 to Sony for nothing.

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: a_k_z (epinions.com)

Incredible Camcorder with Great Functions

 

I had wanted this camera for a long time, so I finally sent in my order to 1-888-Camcorders. I needed it in time for Christmas, however, and they called the 14th saying it wouldn't be able to come in, so I went to Best Buy and purchased it for $900.00 ...

Great functions, very easy to use

Flash not included, but can be purchased

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: raf46 (pcphotoreview.com)

Sony DCR-DVD100

 
Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: James (reevoo.com)

SONY DCR-DVD100E

 

It is light and easy to use with no disc or tape just downlad to your computer and save to a disc.picture quality is exellent as is the hd format

none from me battery life hasnot been tested but have rated it10

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

The DCR-DVD100 is Sony's DVD Handycam camcorder, which records up to 60 minutes of MPEG2 video, and 640x480-sized still images directly to an 8cm DVD-R/-RW disk and then play it back on a DVD Player or PC with DVD-R/-RW drive. The DCR-DVD100 is equipped with a USB 2.0/1.1 interface for direct recording and copying of material to a PC, a 2.5" hybrid LCD screen, InfoLITHIUM battery and a high quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 10x Optical/ 120x Digital zoom lens, with Super SteadyShot and Super NightShot.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):85min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.6in
Height:3.9in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:2.6in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon/Beach & ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

General Features

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD100/DVD100E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Luminance Key / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD