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Sony DCR-DVD650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD650. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the connectivity and battery.

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battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good opinions, but the connectivity and reliability get less positive comments.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability, connectivity

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD650 DVD Handycam® CamcorderSony DCR-DVD650 DVD Handycam® Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony DCR-DVD650 review:

 

DVDs were never a perfect solution for directly recording video with a camcorder. The medium makes even less sense now with hard-disk-drive and flash-memory models reasonably priced and able to store much more video in far smaller packages. About the...

Simple operation; records to DVDs or Memory Stick flash media.

Soft video; noticeable purple fringing on subjects; DVDs not ideal storage medium.

The Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 offers an all-in-one, on-the-go way to capture standard-def video and burn it to a DVD, but hard-disk-drive and flash-memory models are otherwise a better option.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: dolfin (dell.com)

Handycam DCR-DVD650 DVD 60X Digital Zoom Camcorder

 

i bought the camera so i could tape my son's basketball games and vacation. love the disk and memory card combination. if you run out of disk you can tape on the memory card and transfer to the disk at a later time. my camera was such a hit my son's...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Vacation (dell.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650

 

Purchased for our recent Mexico vacation.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: moten304 (dell.com)

WOW

 

This camera can handle it all. very lightweight, easy to use and the touch screen is the best. the dvd and media card dual capability makes for an easy choice in how you want to film. Highly recommended.

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: TampaTerry (dell.com)

Think again

 

I am completely appalled and in disbelief that this is a Sony product! The camera itself is beautiful and the touch screen makes it fun to use. Battery life, weight and size were great. The horror came when I played back my recordings on TV. Total...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Mel35 (dell.com)

Poor Quality/WILL NOT TAKE RETURN

 

I found this camera to have poor quality. My parent's old VHS camcorder took better video. Will never shop with Dell again. I tried to return the item (within 30 days but outside of their 21 day policy) and they REFUSED to take it back. Even offered to...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Shanita (dell.com)

Love it!

 

I just got this camera about a month ago and I love it! It's so easy to use and easy to transport for someone on the go! It's very lightweight and the picture is very clear. I would definitely recommend this camera to anyone looking for an affordable,...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: CRGOSWICK (dell.com)

Recommend

 

I would recommend this product. We have used it several times. It is very easy to use and we like the fact there are more than one media for it.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: gmapuggy (dell.com)

Great camcorder

 

This was exactly what I was looking for so that I don't have to carry around a still camera and a camcorder. It does it both. Couldn't ask for anything more.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: countrygirl5511 (dell.com)

Handycam DCR-DVD650 DVD 60X Digital Zoom Camcorder

 

haven't had long but is small, light weight and easy to use

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Simple shooting and playback on DVD with powerful 60x optical zoom. SteadyShot image stabilization, plus face index and film roll index for easy searches through footage. It's like packing a telescope with your camcorder. This incredible 60x zoom range makes sure that distant subjects fill the frame. You've never seen such amazing, detail-packed close-ups. You don't want to be distracted by background chatter, rustling leaves and other off-camera noises when you're focused on your subject. This super-smart microphone zooms in on the action when you do, letting you see - and hear - everything in close-up. With hours of footage stored on your camcorder, it can be hard tracking down a particular scene. Face index helps you find shots containing faces in an instant. Film roll index cuts longer recordings into shorter 'chapters', making it quicker and easier to find the right moment. Everyone knows the frustration of fumbling for your camcorder when something amazing happens... And then it's too late. Flip open the LCD screen and you're ready to start shooting in a fraction of a second. Standby battery drain is super-low, so you can always be ready to catch that special moment. It's easy to manage your video clips and photos with picture motion browser for your PC - included free with your camcorder. Sort, search and browse through all your clips and photos in an instant. Burn them to disc, email to friends or upload to social networking sites with a few clicks.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH30

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in
Height:3.5in
Weight:13.8oz
Width:2.2in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD650/DVD650E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-6.0
Max Focal Length:108mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:60
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.34Megapixel/0.41Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix/490Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8 / 1/8"/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:Optical (Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader/White fader / Black fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm) / DVD+R DL (8cm)/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
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD