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Sony Handycam DCR DVD850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD850. 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 really like the memory and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, image quality, price, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR DVD850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR DVD850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD850 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the memory and price are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good comments.

usability, portability, image quality, price, memory

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam DCR-DVD850 DVD Hybrid Camcorder with 60X Optical Zoom (Silver)Sony Handycam DCR-DVD850 DVD Hybrid Camcorder with 60X Optical Zoom (Silver)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Sony DCR-DVD850

 

Overall, the Sony DCR-DVD850 camcorder is worth the purchase if you are a home consumer looking for a high-quality video recorder without the compression or expense of an HD model. This camcorder certainly makes sharing memories with your friends and...

Versatile- 16GB internal memory, plus room for moreHybrid- new technology allows DVD recording as wellValuable- great consumer camcorder for the priceQuality- captures great video and Dolby Digital audio

Limited- fewer features than similar camcorders

If you are looking for more than just an average handycam, then consider...

Jun, 2010

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Sony DCR-DVD850

 

It seems like most DVD camcorders are give and take when it comes to features but this one pushes both to the edge. Some features are better than any other camcorder and other features are worse than any other. If the pros of the Sony DCR-DVD850 are...

Has a powerful zoom built-in, great battery life and nice variety of potential shots to go with it for the creative artist

This camcorder isn't very good for still images or low light situations

Great for the video artist that isn't into low light shooting.

Consumer review by: AMR Technologies (newegg.com)

Dollar 4 Dollar - Can't be beat !!

 

The included software is nice..but somewhat difficult for the novice user, there is VERY little documentation on the software usage, but clear install instructions.

3 SELECTABLE Sources of storage - Internal 16G, Mini DVD (1.7G), and Memory Stick DUO (up to 16G). Will dump from one to the other effortlessly. Sound on this little thing is incredible! Still Picture quality and zoom is phenomenal ; Easy to use, touch...

Movie quality is what it is...not the worst in it's class...but not the best either, somewhere in the middle. Clarity is there..but the colors seem a "touch" off for some reason....It is possible it is a setting somewhere I'm missing

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Enjoy those priceless moments over and over with the DCR-DVD850 DVD Handycam camcorder. It combines maximum flexibility with powerful features like a Carl Zeiss 60x optical zoom lens and SteadyShot image stabilization that makes capturing sharp images a snap. Hybrid Plus technology gives you the option to record to DVD, or removable Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately).

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH30
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH30

Camera

Minimum illumination:6

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Display:LCD
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 / Twilight portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD850
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.68

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.54 - 92.1
Digital Zoom:2000
Filter size:1.18
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.54 - 92.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.0709 - 4.25
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-6.0
Max Focal Length:108mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:60
Optical Zoom:60
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

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6
Audio Output:1
Audio recording formats:Dolby Digital 5.1
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack4 (SP4) Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3)(32bit) \nWindows Vista Service Pack1 (SP1)(32bit/64bit).
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual focus: Yes
Media types supported:DVD-R/-RW/+RW, +R DL
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.1
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PMB Ver.4.2.00 9

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/4000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo
Disc types supported:DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Flash memory:16

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Maximum video resolution:720 x 480
Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.5
Height:5.12
Weight:13.8
Width:2.17