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Sony Handycam DCR DVD610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD610. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good opinions.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR DVD610 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD610 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD610 DVD Handycam Camcorder with 40x Optical ZoomSony DCR-DVD610 DVD Handycam Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom

Mar, 2018

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Sony Handycam DCR DVD610


When doing a review you must take into account that when buying one you must not expect too much if you're not paying too much, good rule of thumb. So if you're looking for a budget camcorder without dipping deep into your pockets, can't go wrong here.

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Sony DCR-DVD610


Cheap DVD-based camcorder

For $499, it's a bit of a bargain

Below average video performance, occasional audio issues, poor stills mode, lacking in additional features

The DCR-DVD610 is far from great, but at this price it's kind of hard to go wrong. If you want a DVD camcorder that will do the basics and would prefer to spend as little as possible, it will get the job done.

Aug, 2008

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Sub-par videos, terrible pictures and Sony is no help



Sub-par video, pictures fuzzy and dark

Sep, 2008

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Can't just pop the DVD into the computer ”


The family got me this handycam camera over a year ago. Did not want to hassle with figuring out how to use it. I just did get it out and spent and hour reading directions to get it set up to film with. It requires a mini dvd and says you can not put ...

Feb, 2010

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pretty cool camera for the money. ”


this is a pretty cool camcorder for the money. I dont use it very much and I dont do alot of taping but I think I will try to do more and really get to know this camera. it comes with a disc that you load into your computer to transfer the pics and...

Dec, 2009

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Sony Handycam DCR DVD610


Digital camcorder DCR-DVD610

She is great

There are no disadvantages

May, 2009

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a good camera


this is a good camera beside the fact if you lose te cord there is no place you can got to buy another one...soooo yah

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile

Poor Battery Life

Apr, 2009

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Great Features

Mar, 2009

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Sony Handycam DCR DVD610


The good camcorder. Just remember Sony and you will feel guaranteed. ... Read review

Easy to use

Still picture not really good

Feb, 2009

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Sony Handycam DCR DVD610


Sony Handycam DCR DVD610 is a fantastic Handycam.i recently bought this Handycam. Nice Look & Nice Design with 2.7 wide (16:9) touch pannel LCD display.Good range of features. The touch screen is very easy to use & learn. The high Video Quality was...

40x Optical Zoom

No Disadvantages

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

The DCR-DVD610 uses simple controls and powerful features that make it easy to shoot and share video. Compose your shots on the 2.7" wide1 (16:9) touch panel LCD display, then close in on the action using the powerful 40x optical/2000x digital zoom. Gain even more control over your images with Super Steady Shot image stabilization, as well as Super NightShot Plus technology for excellent quality in low light. With Hybrid recording technology, you can capture it all directly to a DVD or removable Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media.


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH40
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:6
Photo effects:Sepia

Camera Flash

Type: None


Color of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.7

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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


Built-in flash: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.89 - 75.6
Digital Zoom:2000
Filter size:1.18
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.89 - 75.6
Focal length range (f-f):0.0748 - 2.99
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.1
Max Focal Length:76mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Optical Zoom:40
Optical Zoom:40
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.34Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8 ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4.1
Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft 2000/XP/Vista
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Pastel: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.7
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:1

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/30 - 1/250

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG


Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo
Disc types supported:DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Maximum memory card size:8

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Maximum video resolution:720 x 480

Video Input

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


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto