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Sony DCR-DVD105

alaTest has collected and analyzed 635 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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas 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 77/100 = Good quality.

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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 Comments about the size and zoom are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good reviews. There are some less positive views about the viewfinder, and comments are divided on 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)

Oct, 2016

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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 really like the portability and zoom. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about 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

Oct, 2016

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? (

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May, 2008

Consumer review by: Khan (



very nice


Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: carbo83 (

TRV120 great for PI use!


Great camcorder! Top loading, backwards compatible video in

Hard to find a new one!

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: BatToruno (



Very good


Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: David (

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

Consumer review by: (

answer to Bosnia




Nov, 2002

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.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP50
Run Time (Up To):75min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


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


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

Dimensions & Weight


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

General Features

3D: No
Format:Digital 8 / DVD
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / Pocket Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder / Pocket Camcorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

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
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


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white/Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/LCD