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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD301 DVD Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-DVD301 DVD Camcorder. 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 design and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery and price, while opinions are divided on the durability.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR-DVD301 DVD Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Big-Screened DVD Movie Maker

 

The HandyCam DCR-DVD301 from Sony takes beautiful video and has a large LCD.

The HandyCam DCR-DVD301 from Sony takes beautiful video and has a large LCD.

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony DCR DVD301

 

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Sony DCR DVD301

 

Sony DCR-DVD301 DVD Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

Consumer review by: AJM (shopzilla.com)

DCR-DVD301 Camcorder - Standard Of Excellence Set

 
Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: jhngh41 (shopping.com)

I love this camcorder!!!

 

The DCR-DVD301 Sony Camcorder is compact, light, with a large LCD, simple control functions, excellent picture quality, audio excellent (sometimes picks up back ground noise), and offers a variety of filming options, black/white, widescreen, sepia, my...

Size, Features, price, ease of use

Try to use Sony discs

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: jhngh41 (epinions.com)

I love this camcorder!!!

 

The DCR-DVD301 Sony Camcorder is compact, light, with a large LCD, simple control functions, excellent picture quality, audio excellent (sometimes picks up back ground noise), and offers a variety of filming options, black/white, widescreen, sepia, my ...

Size, Features, price, ease of use

Try to use Sony discs

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: anoth45 (pricegrabber.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD301 DVD Digital Camcorder

 

I bought this item 2 weeks ago.

Long battery time, remote, wide and bright lcd screen, recording in dvd-rw,

none

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: jeromera (pricegrabber.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD301 DVD Digital Camcorder

 

This is the first camera which i bought and everyone including me is very much impressed with this camera.

Everything seems to be the strength

Battery last for lesser time (120 mins) and sony recommend a better battery

May, 2005

Consumer review by: critter1305 (shopping.com)

Ready - Set - Action!

 

This camcorder is extremely easy to learn, and has many added features such as scene transitions and special effects. I took this camcorder on our trip to Hawaii and it worked wonderfully. We used the high resolution still photo settings for some of...

Ease of use and ability to record directly to DVD

It doesn't have a built-in 1394 port

May, 2005

Consumer review by: bearxox (pricegrabber.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD301 DVD Digital Camcorder

 

Takes great digital photos and great quality video.

Very easy to use and take pictures as well.

None that I can see.

Apr, 2005

Product Specifications

Experience exceptional video quality and direct-to-DVD convenience with the DCR-DVD301 DVD Handycam camcorder from Sony. With a 1.0 Megapixel Advanced HAD CCD imager, 10x optical zoom, and a professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, the DCR-DVD301 delivers crisp, clean video that rivals MiniDV in overall quality. Best of all, you record directly on to 3-inch DVD-R and DVD-RW discs that can easily be viewed on most current DVD players and personal computers. The DCR-DVD301 features a 3.5" Hybrid SwivelScreen LCD display that rotates up to 270-degrees and provides excellent visibility in even direct sunlight. Other stand-out features of the DCR-DVD301 include 1152 x 864 resolution still images capture, Super NightShot Plus night recording system, and Super SteadyShot picture stabilization. Its lightweight, compact design makes it ideal for practically any shooting situation, whether at home, in the office, or on the road.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FM50
Run Time (Up To):120min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.4in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:2.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD301
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:3.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5 ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Overlap fader / Wipe fader
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/LCD