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Sony Handycam DCR DVD810

Sony Handycam DCR DVD810
alaScore 81

35 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD810. 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 image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR DVD810 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD810 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the price and memory. The zoom and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the portability.

usability, zoom, memory, price


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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD810 8GB Hybrid DVD / Memory Stick Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom & 2.7 Inch widescreen LCDSony DCR-DVD810 Camcorder

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD810 Camcorder Review


The Sony DCR-DVD810 ($449.99 MSRP) is truly versatile camcorder from Sony. Besides being able to record standard definition video to DVD, the camcorder also includes 8GB of internal flash memory and a Memory Stick Pro Duo card slot for extra storage....

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Sony DCR-DVD810


Cheap and versatile

Three recording formats in one, highly affordable, good video performance for the asking price

Less-than-perfect audio, rubbish stills mode

The DCR-DVD810 is an impressive standard-def camcorder that combines three recording formats for the price of one. If you like the idea of instant DVDs, but also want the versatility of flash memory, look no further.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Ella Morton (

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD810


The DCR-DVD810 won't please everyone, but it does make for a lightweight, affordable choice for those struggling to decide among media formats.

Three options for media storage ; Easy to pick up and start shooting ; Lightweight and comfortable to hold ; Copes well with variable light conditions

Colours look washed out overall ; Zoom is noisy ; Footage shot to DVD can look mottled

The DCR-DVD810 won't please everyone, but it does make for a lightweight, affordable choice for those struggling to decide between disc-based, internal and removable storage. Image quality isn't stellar, but for situations requiring quick-and-dirty...

May, 2008

Consumer review by: mvought (



love the 8Gb internal flash drive. love the media card slot. great size. nice picture in movie mode.

focus is slow, and sometimes not at all. pictures are good for 1mpix but with only 1, what are you gonna do.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: chrisb88 (

excellent for the money


has a lot of cool features and not bad at all on the price!

great clarity on the video ,hybrid is an awesome feature,touchscreen,the infrared works awesome in dark scenes i was surprised,battery life is also decent

quality on photosnaps could be a little better, but still not bad at all ,it is a camcorder!

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: guntung (

The DCR-DVD810 combines powerful features


Image prices. An improved version of Sony SteadyShot Image Stabilization system that controls a larger bandwidth of frequencies and vibrations agitate for a higher level without reducing video noise and other stabilization systems of picture. Be...

Convenience Features


Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: hellobally (

Sony Handycam DCR DVD810


Designs Black and white silver design Product size 55 - 89 - 130mm Product weight 450g Basic performance Format type of DVD video camera Standard Definition Format standard format HAD CCD sensor Components 1070000 pixels Dynamic model of effective...

Too many


Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: fajar1310 (

Sony Handycam DCR DVD810


Every digital camcorder has a fully automatic mode that lets you simply point and shoot, but it's best to be able to adjust your exposure setting a little. Special shooting modes for capturing subjects lit by a spotlight or other specific sources can...

a fully automatic mode that lets you simply point and shoot


Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: hendi59 (

For my travelling Sony DCR


I like Sony Handycam DCR-DVD810 for my traveling. I often visiting Bali island, because my grandmother living there. The design is very slim. The slim width reduces the overall weight to 400 grams without the battery, which is light enough not to cause...

Good night shoot..., very slim

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: cariduit01 (

Quick review of Sony Handycam DCR DVD810


Camera handycam this result is quite good and I use this handycam. With 25 x Optical Zoom - 2000x Digital Zoom is quite extraordinary results we get a satisfactory picture. Use the DVD RW so that we can use repeatedly. Use the computer P IV VGA high...

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

Options are good. The DCR-DVD810 merges powerful features with the convenience of Hybrid Plus recording technology - easily record to DVD, internal 8GB flash memory drive, or removable Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media formats. A professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens captures sharp video, while the built-in zoom microphone with Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording lets you replay memories the way you experienced them.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB


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:1070Kpix
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)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

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) / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


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