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alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the SONY DCR-DVD110 / DVD110E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of SONY DCR-DVD110 / DVD110E from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the image quality and zoom. The portability and price also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, image quality


73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRHC51E Mini DV Handycam With X40 ZoomSony DCRHC51E Mini DV Handycam With X40 Zoom

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Denise (

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD110E


The Sony Handycam is an excellent camera for capturing that special , wheather it is your toddlers first steps or your youngests wedding the handycam is an excellent product and is extremely functional. You can put any 8cm dvd discs into the designated...

I think this is a fantastic buy and an awesome accessory for everyone.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Lenny (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


If the image is terrible then it doesn't matter if anything else is good... It's a camcorder the image quality is the point

the image is terrible

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (



its light and very easy to use compact, i had one before but this newer version is better and would recomend it

the only down side is it dont come with any accessorys like a case and a spare battery

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


The camera is well built with quality components. It has a good lens. It isnot heavy, which tends to be the case with HDD camcorders. It has the Sony brand which is well known and trusted. The info lithium stamina battery lasts and lasts. All in all,...

Not a bad point as such but the Zoom button is awkward if you have long fingers

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Dave (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


Its all good espeacialy night mode

Doesnt come with a computer cable

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: allan (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


easy controls, light and compact design

I can't get hold of the cable that you use to connect to a computer, this should be supplied with the camera at the point of purchase

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: trialsjames (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51E: Handycam, sure is Handy.


I originally had a Sony Handycam DCR-HC22E, it was a great camera, fairly good video and sound quality, i loved it to pieces, then one day it broke. So i did some research over the internet and i found this beast, the Sony Handycam DCR-HC51E, i looked...

Amazing sound and picture quality

Not compatable with USB, only firewire

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Anna (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


Very easy to use- good quality and good price


Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Bob (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


The camera is compact and has a few good features for a entry level digicam. When played back directly on TV or monitor the video quality is excellent, but the sound leaves a little to be desired

Connection is abysmal through firewire, the port is badly placed and of three computers and five firewire cards no connection could be achieved. Ended up buying a usb adapater for the recording I'd made and throwing the thing to the back of the...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


Easy to use and lightweight

no starter dv tape with purchase. Instructions for downloading to computer not included

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/6'' / 1/8''


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

General Features

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


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/3 / 1/50
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/3500


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