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Sony DCR-DVD308

Sony DCR-DVD308
alaScore 78

72 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD308. 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. People really like the portability and image quality. The size and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, size, image quality, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD308 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD308

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD308 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and zoom. The size and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, zoom, image quality

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD308 1MP DVD Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical ZoomSony DCR-DVD308 1MP DVD Handycam Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: jessiechen (viewpoints.com)

when it will be on sael? ”

 

Many features, clearly documented and logical. Very well made and easy to use right out of the box. 25X Optical zoom, 2000X digital zoom! That's right, 2000X! No tapes to tangle, break, transfer or tape motor to drag down the battery. Stores images to...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: bonjour19732008 (viewpoints.com)

Sony is just a great brand to go with. Better quality ”

 
Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: crossra (viewpoints.com)

Easy to use ”

 

Shooped around for weeks looking for a good camera to shoot my daughters cheerleading competitions I like the touch screen and the ease of use of this camera the only fault that I so far see is that it only records for 30 minutes. not enough time to...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: DESIRAEE (viewpoints.com)

EXCELLENT ”

 

THIS CAMCORDER IS GREAT VERY EASY TO USE AND COMPACT. I LOVE IT . MY HUSBAND BOUGHT IT FOR ME AND I REALLY HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO USE IT VERY OFTEN BUT IT'S NOT A PRODUCT THAT YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO STUDY THE BOOK BEFORE YOU USE IT. JUST TURN IT ON AND...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: jdh54016 (pricegrabber.com)

Sony tried, but no home run here

 

For the beginner, this cam is "OK". The picture is grainy for a higher end CCD. Accessory lenses are exorbitantly priced, as are most accessories. Initial formatting of the mini DVD disc is less than intuitive - read manual, but also check with someone...

Fairly intuitive initial set up, but recommend reading manual carefully for non-tech types. Unit is geared to the consumer, so staying with the "auto" functions are the best bet on this model.

The picture is somewhat grainy for this CCD level. Initializing the DVD mini disc is excessively lengthy, but worse is the time to "finalize" the disk after shooting.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: hleung50 (viewpoints.com)

This is a gorgeous handly camcorder with sharp image. ”

 

I started to use camcorder since I delivered my first baby 25 years ago.  **Sony Handycam® DCR-DVD308 DVD Camcorder is the best.  Image is sharp and easy to use.  The price is reasonable, the weight is light.  I carry it to all parties and special...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: akire (viewpoints.com)

worth every penny ”

 

i would said that the screen is very nice an neaty and you have lots of features to work with love to use with my niece for the project on high school, ese to use and interact with pc.the only thing that the battery does not last long we have to...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: ladybug83 (viewpoints.com)

excellent camera for the price ”

 

This is a great camcorder for the price. It burns directly to DVD which is a great feature. When looking for cameras we decided to go with this one because it burns direct to DVD and has a microphone jack to cut down on back ground noises. Great camera.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: meucci2007 (viewpoints.com)

lovely ”

 

Love it takes great picturess, it has easy to use buttons, an instructions. downloading of pictures to the computer was very easy, all around very good camara. the lcd screen could of been bigger, but acceptable , could of came with more options but...

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: kmpeter (pricegrabber.com)

DCR-DVD308

 

This is a very easy to use camcorder. It was purchased for my 11 year old son. He was able to use it within the first few hours out of the box. This will be used by all family members since it is easy to use. We have created many hours of great looking...

Easy to use and a very quick set-up out of the box. The touch screen is easy to navagate without instructions

Picture is a little grainy. You should buy an extended batterie for a spare

Nov, 2007
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Product Specifications

Record exceptional digital video and surround sound with the new DCR-DVD308 DVD Handycam camcorder from Sony. Its powerful Mega Pixel CCD imager provides a stunning picture, while the built-in 5.1ch Surround Sound Microphone provides rich audio and brings a theatrical feel to home video. Working with the precision-crafted Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, the DVD Handycam camcorder's 25x Optical Zoom brings you closer to the action while maintaining brilliant picture integrity. For enhanced flexibility, the 16:9 WIDE 2.7" Touch Panel LCD brings all your essential shooting controls right to your fingertips. Multi-format DVD compatibility offers greater recording options, while the digital camera function lets you shoot and store still images directly to your optional Memory Stick Duo media. With unique Sony features such as Super SteadyShot image stabilization and color Super NightShot plus infrared recording, the DCR-DVD308 DVD Handycam gives you more ways to record and relive your memories.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.2in
Height:3.5in
Weight:15.5oz
Width:2.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD308
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
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)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200/2000
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+R DL (8cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD