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Sony DCR-DVD109 DVD Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD109 DVD Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and durability. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD109 DVD Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-DVD109 DVD Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD109 DVD Camcorder from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The price and size are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD109 Handycam DVD Camcorder with 2.5'' LCD screenSony DCR-DVD109 Handycam DVD Camcorder with 2.5'' LCD screen

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: CNC-Guy (newegg.com)

SONY LCS-VA30 Deluxe soft carrying case for select Sony cameras and camcorders

 

the bottom is plenty rigid and I for one will not use it for scuba gear or frolicing in the rain. Never been disappointed with a Sony product and this will house my new Sony DCR-DVD505 camcorder. NewEgg...you rock!

exactly what a case should be...well built, plenty of storage and a good design on top of that

What Cons

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Slick (newegg.com)

SONY LCS-VA30 Deluxe soft carrying case for select Sony cameras and camcorders

 

Great bag at an even better price. I check it out at Best Buy along with a few others, then checked the price at Newegg. Worst Buy was almost twice the price ; Bag holds camcorder, digital camera, and all of their accessories

None

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Conspicuous Consumer (newegg.com)

Good bag, especially for the Panasonic PVGS400

 

I did a lot of research and picked this Sony bag. It was perfect for the ; Panasonic PVGS400 ; all std accessories inlcuding charger, plugs, and remote ; extra battery ; 2 tapes ; and a Canon SD300 digi still cam with its charger ; Newegg had it for...

Could be better if the bottom was ; rigid, to keep the feet level ; coated for water proofing

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

SONY LCS-VA30 Deluxe soft carrying case for select Sony cameras and camcorders

 

great product, newegg rocks too.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: martez79 (newegg.com)

SONY LCS-VA30 Deluxe soft carrying case for select Sony cameras and camcorders

 

exellent job , I will definetly buy again

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: laji2000 (pricegrabber.com)

Sony LCS-VA30 Soft Carrying Case - for all TR, TRV and HC Camcorders

 

It's a camcorder bag. Its spacious enough for all the basic accessories like your memory card, power cord, extra battery, DV tapes etc. Would recommend it for the casual camcorder user.

Good quality feel to it. Really like the SONY logo on the shoulder strap.

None I can find.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: Hamchuck90 (pricegrabber.com)

Sony LCS-VA30 Soft Carrying Case - for all TR, TRV and HC Camcorders

 

2005-04-12 17:22:52 The bag was great for transporting both a camcorder and a digital camera in. I have a Sony DSC-P200 and that fits perfectly into the bag along with my camcorder. The main compartment has a divider so I was acually able to put both...

Strong, sturdy material. No rips or anything like that. Plenty of space and compartments

None

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: aashish (pricegrabber.com)

The LCS VA30

 

This is nice Camcorder case and its guaranteed to fit most camcorders and most of the accessories (extra lens, batteries, manual, tapes, memory media etc). It is really roomy! The SONY and CAMCORDER lettering also looks very good on the case.

Very Roomy

None

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: vchabra (pricegrabber.com)

Good

 

There are compartments inside the bag (that are adjustable) so everything fits snugly and securely with plenty of room for my Sony HC40 camera and battery charger and mini dvs.It works fine with the bag and I am really happy with it.

Very spacious, non-slip rubber foot

The bag is pretty big. If you want something compact and small for mini handy cam this is not the bag for you

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: flipmode22 (pricegrabber.com)

excellent bag for cheap price excellent bag for cheap price. has lots of compartment, has a sturdy material, only paid 22 dollars for this great bag.

 

excellent bag for cheap price. has lots of compartment, has a sturdy material, only paid 22 dollars for this great bag. i would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a sony camera bag for a cheap price.

compact lots of room

none

Jul, 2005

Product Specifications

The Sony Handycam DCR DVD109E is an easy to use DVD Handycam with Carl Zeiss lens, compact design, powerful 40x optical zoom, a 2.5" touch panel LCD screen and 5.1 channel surround sound creator.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Carrying Case

Carrying Strap:Hand strap / Shoulder carrying strap
Color:Black
Material:Polyester/Polypropylene
Recommended Use:For camcorder
Type:Soft case

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/6''

Connectivity

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.2in/6.9in
Height:3.5in/7.5in
Weight:1.4lbs/1.5lbs/13.8oz
Width:12.2in/2.2in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Twilight mode

General Features

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD109E/VA30
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR/Sony LCS

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/3
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/3500

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.1
Max Focal Length:76mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Optical Zoom:40
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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)

Recording

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic