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Sony DCR-DVD404

Sony DCR-DVD404
alaScore 76

21 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD404. 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 are impressed by the design. Comments are divided on the usability. The reliability and image quality get less positive reviews.


image quality, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD404 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD404 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the image quality.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD404E DVD Camcorder (3MP, 10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen LCD Screen)Sony DCR-DVD404E DVD Camcorder (3MP, 10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen LCD Screen)

Oct, 2015

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Sony DCR-DVD404E


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The sound recording is questionable. when playing back a recording from outdoors it seems as there is a gale blowing. I have tried covering up the microphone with tape but no improvement. Apart from that everything elsein the use of the cameera is fine

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


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

General Features

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


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