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Sony DCR-DVD605

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD605. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative views about the reliability and size.

usability, price, portability, image quality

size, reliability

On average, users rate this product 84/100.

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Its a short lived fading technology with no real future, hence the price and the mid quality footage. Great for the kids to learn about cameras and recording media. remove the Sony name and its worth barely $100 something to consider when buying low...

Low cost camera with superior optics from Zeis definitely a preferred brand as well as a reputation of longevity.

Its sony old DV cam with a DVD recorder drive attached. DVD drives are far from efficient, any SD camera beats the DVD purpose and HDD cameras are the be all end all of storage media. DVD-+R disks are expensive and usually require finalising to even...

Mar, 2009

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Overall I found the sony DCRDVD605 to be well worth the buy and would make a great gift on any occasion.

Lightweight, and easy to navigate. Picture quality is excellent in any type of enviroment, great fro outdor use.

A little bulky for some not easy to store while on the move

Jun, 2008

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good enough to purchase. its easy to use and we can also quickly learn how to handle is available at an irresistible and great price.So go get it!

this sony handycam is very cool to handle for the ausies .It lies in the must have category

very bulky in size

May, 2008

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Great buy. This thing is so easy to use and has plenty of features to do the fancy shots. Have dropped it onto concrete (accident of course), and no problems resulting. Cannot really fault it, although you need to buy DVD's you can re record with which...

Great camera thoroughly recommend. Easy to use, great features, especially the easy fade in fade out function. Ease of use unless you want to do tricky shots, then the features came into their own.

None I can find!

May, 2008

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The Cannon 705 I own was bought for $800 nearly 2 years ago. I have no problems with the machine at all. Its been very easy to use for novices like me. The formating and recording onto the mini disc could not be any simpler. You can use normal mini...

The price, the ease of use and the functions

The editing on a pc can be difficult.

May, 2008

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I would say buy it if you dont have very much money. This would be good to carry around all day though. I mean this could fit in my backpack right so there you go right.

this a good camera for a good price. Its has a good quality to it and is not that expensive. You know you like it when it does not cost that much money. Everybody likes things cheaper that have a good quality to them. That is a good thin am i right....

This does not come with a tripod and does not look like it is break proof. I live in a house with six people so this would not be good aroung people who break a lot of stuff. If im right then what is the big deal right. Oh well.

Apr, 2008

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It is really easy to use. I bought mine so i could keep the kids memorable times and not having to use bulky videos as have had to do with old one. Very simple to use no need to read the manual unless there is something thats out of the ordinary you...

this was purchased mainly for me to get footage of the kids at school and in particular on their motor bikes, very easy to use and the menus are pretty straight forward even my mum could use it and she isnt up to date with all this type of stuff

at first i didnt like the fact that you could only get a 1 hour dvd but then was informed that you can use long play so it extended the dvd to approx 2 hours which in the end was good

Jan, 2008

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It is really easy to use. I bought mine in vietnam after my husband dropped our other and with not much time to mess around the store owner gave me a quick even 10 minute lesson and I had learnt the basics of how to use it. Its small and portable and...

I loved the simplicity of the camera. soooo easy to use and gives a very good quality film, with many features.

Yeah I could only find mini dvds with only 1 hour recording time,which means you only have 30 mins recording each side. Bit of a pain when your in the middle of filming something and u need to stop to turn the disk.

Nov, 2007

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Good Camera pretty easy to use only problems are short recording times on DVD's & the microphone on bottom of unit which can pick up mechanism noise I see the new models now have Mic's on top.

Light weight easy to use

Speaker at bottom picks up mechanism noise

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

A range of easy-to-use functions makes shooting with the Sony DVD Handycam DCR-DVD605 a pleasure. And with excellent features such as the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens and up to 20x Optical Zoom, you can expect excellent quality cinematic home movies. PRODUCT FEATURES: 1/6" Advanced HAD CCD; DVD+RW / DVD-RW / DVD-R multi-disc compatibility; Touch Panel (With Active Menu); Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens; 20x Optical / 800x Digital Zoom; 2.5" Color LCD Screen; Start/Stop & Zoom buttons on LCD frame; Steady Shot; Super Night Shot Plus; Color Slow Shutter.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:46mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.4Megapixel
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 (Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Overlap fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic