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Sony DCR-DVD103

Sony DCR-DVD103
alaAverage 3.4

4 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD103. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the price and portability are on the whole positive.

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On average, users rate this product 67/100.

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Expert review by : Jeannine Schecter (

Sony DCR-DVD103 First Impressions Review - Sony DVD Camcorders


The DCR-DVD103 houses the same imager as last year's DCR-DVD101 and this year's DCR-DVD92, namely a 680K CCD, leading us to speculate, as we only can do at this point, that video performance will be as middling as last year's. While similar video and...

Mar, 2005

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Disappointed With Problem


Easy to use.

Disappointed with what I expected from a Sony product.I expected it to last longer.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

lens coverceases to open


very portable. takes good video

Poor photo quality, hand strap gets in the way when changing disc.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Great cam for the price


I bought this cam for a vacation that we're going on and I thought I'd give it a good run before that. I've had it now for about 2 weeks. This cam is smaller than the first and second generation Sony DVD cams. It's actually around the same size as the ...

Small, convenient and great performance. Price is good too

DVD discs can only hold 30mins. Editing is quite involved

Jul, 2005

Product Specifications

Preserve your memories and share them instantly on DVD with the versatile and worry-free Sony DCR-DVD103 Handycam Camcorder. Forget about rewinding and fast-forwarding through footage. With the DCR-DVD103 Handycam, playback your captured digital video instantly with no need for finalization. With the Visual Index scene selection and five-hour STAMINA Battery-powered recording, the DCR-DVD103 Handycam lets you access and enjoy even more of your favorite moments. The powerful 20x Optical Zoom and 800x Digital Zoom preferences bring you closer to the action, while the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens guarantees superb image quality. Watch and share amazing home movies like never before with the Sony DCR-DVD103 Handycam Camcorder.

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Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:46mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
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 Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Overlap fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic