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Sony Handycam DCR DVD810

Sony Handycam DCR DVD810
alaScore 81

44 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the memory and image quality. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, memory

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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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR DVD810

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD810 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, zoom, memory, value for money, portability

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

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

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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....

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Sony DCR-DVD810

 

The DVD camcorder is a funny old beast. A few years ago, everyone with a passing interest in videography wanted one, despite numerous flaws with the h...

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.

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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...

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Works really well!

 

One really cool thing about this camcorder is the ability to record straight to the internal memory and burn it to a mini DVD later within the camcorder without ever using a computer, but you can also hook it up to a computer and copy over the files...

Light, Simple, Multi-media recording

None that I see

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Great Camera

 

I just got this camera 3 days ago, I have shot about 30 mins of video. I first started in my living room around dusk time with the lights on. The quality is so-so. The 2nd time was at an indoor pool with lots of windows and would say the ... Expand...

Ease of Use

Indoor Video Quality

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Great Camera

 

I just got this camera 3 days ago, I have shot about 30 mins of video. I first started in my living room around dusk time with the lights on. The quality is so-so. The 2nd time was at an indoor pool with lots of windows and would say the quality was...

Ease of Use

Indoor Video Quality

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Nice

 

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.

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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!

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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

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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...

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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
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Depth:5.1in
Height:3.5in
Weight:14.1oz
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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD810
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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

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