Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony DCR-DVD105

alaTest has collected and analyzed 655 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD105. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and memory. Comments are divided on the battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD105 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

See all Sony Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 655 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 510 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 252 of 510 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (142)

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-DVD105


alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD105 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the size and zoom are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good reviews, but many are less positive about the viewfinder. There are some mixed views about the usability.

price, portability, image quality, zoom, size


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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD105E Handycam DVD Camcorder (20x Optical Zoom, 2.5" LCD Screen)Sony DCR-DVD105E Handycam DVD Camcorder (20x Optical Zoom, 2.5" LCD Screen)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-DVD105


alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD105 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the portability and zoom. The image quality and price also get good opinions, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, zoom, portability

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD105 DVD Handycam Camcorder with 20x Optical ZoomSony DCR-DVD105 DVD Handycam Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Tim Kridel (

The BlackBerry 7130c packs a zippy processor along with push e-mail for an attractive price.


Fast processor • Bright, vivid display • Zoom/enhance for viewing image attachments • Long battery life

Extra apps required for attachment editing • IM clients are not preloaded

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The DCR-DVD105 is Sony's entry-level DVD camcorder, with an initial MSRP of $500. Like other Sony camcorders, it is very simple to use. Ease of use is the area in which Sony consistently excels, making this model a sure-pleaser for novice or...

In Auto mode, performs well., -Good handling if you are comfortable with the touchscreen., -Decent video quality with no fuss

Touchscreen will get greasy., -The few manual controls are hard to find and adjust., -This is a VERY basic camcorder

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Matt Culler (

Sony DCR-DVD105 Camcorder Review - Sony DVD Camcorders


Sony's lowest-end DVD camcorder this year, the DCR-DVD105 comes around the bend with virtually the same specs as last year's DCR-DVD92 and performs similarly. This year's model does include some extra software, as well as sports a better design and a...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Matt Culler (

Sony DCR-DVD105


The Sony DCR-DVD105 offers a 1/6" CCD with 680K gross pixels (340K effective). This is the smallest chip size you'll find among the major manufacturers, and is common among entry-level models. As expected, the image at 3000 lux is underwhelming. The...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Which? (

Expert Review

  (Rating Hidden)
May, 2008

Consumer review (

Great camera


Some settings are slightly confusing, but the camera is fairly easy to get setup & running... it even has an EASY button to set everything automatically for you!

The NightShot feature is awsome, I can take nice wildlife footage of critters in my yard at night that my camera couldn't capture in low light

Bring lots of blank mini cds with you

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (



very nice


Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

TRV120 great for PI use!


Great camcorder! Top loading, backwards compatible video in

Hard to find a new one!

Sep, 2004

Consumer review (



Very good


Feb, 2004

Consumer review (

Excellent camcorder choice


Easy to use, good menu, simple video trans. through firewire

a bit on the heavy side when filming for a long time

Feb, 2003

Product Specifications

Fast forward to Sony Digital8 with the DCRTRV120 and experience a revolutionary new technology that delivers all the advantages of digital recording with all the convenience and familiarity of today's analog video cassettes. There's nothing quite like it. Digital8 captures digital information on a standard 8mm or Hi8 tape. With the Sony DCR-TRV120, you'll see brilliant, sharp images with up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution. You'll hear rich, digital quality sound. You'll enjoy virtually unlimited editing possibilities. And you'll record it all on the most popular cassette format within the camcorder industry - 8mm tapes - while still being able to play back all your current 8mm and Hi8 tapes. With Sony Digital8, you can fast forward to the digital future without leaving your past behind. The Sony DCR-TRV120 achieves stunning picture quality, with up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution and records high quality 12-bit digital stereo audio. Digital 8's recording pattern allows digital recording on affordable 8mm or Hi8 tapes. Another thing you don't need to worry about is holding the camcorder perfectly still. Sony's SteadyShot system uses sophisticated motion sensors to remove unwanted picture shake. With Sony's Hyper-Precision CCD image sensors, you're not sacrificing image size or picture quality. Super NightShot enables you to shoot subjects up to 3 meters away in total darkness. Using Sony's unique Adaptive Frame Interpolation for better image quality, you can store hundreds of individual stills to the tape. When you're out shooting the action, the last thing you want to see is the dreaded flashing battery indicator -the sign that you've got no power left. That's why Sony cut power consumption and extended battery life. Forget about cables, wires and adapters. Sony's Super LaserLink system uses infrared light to make a wireless connection from your camcorder to your television. Just use the transmitter in that is built-in to the camcorder together with the optional receiver. The Super LaserLink System features a transmission range up to 8 meters.


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FP50
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP50
Run Time (Up To):75min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:5
Playback zoom:Y
Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Type: None


Color of product:Grey, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display Resolution:123200

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in/4in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.2cm/6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:7 settings/Beach & ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset & moon/Beach & ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunset & moon/Beach & ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset & moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter size:0.984
Focal length range (f-f):0.0906 - 1.81
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.3/F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:46mm/92.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm/3.7mm
Optical Zoom:20/25
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Metallic silver/Black / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:290Kpix/340Kpix/440Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix/680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"/1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )/6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD/CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)/None

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Fader:Black, White, Overlap, Wipe
I/O ports:Audio Out,\nVideo Out.\n
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Nero Express 6\n

Ports & interfaces

S-Video out: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500


Camcorder media type:Optical disc
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Disc types supported:DVD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:5 settings/Black fader/Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader/Black fader / Overlap fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Digital Zoom:450/800
Media Type:Digital8 / Hi8 / Video8/DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)/Hi8 / Video8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:14 settings/Black & White / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Stretch/Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch / Trail/Monotone / Mosaic / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white/Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/LCD
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions