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Sony Handycam DCR DVD905

Sony Handycam DCR DVD905
alaScore 78

13 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD905. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability, whereas some have doubts about the price and battery. There are some mixed views about the color.

usability

portability, battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR DVD905 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD905

 

As the top of the range DVD camcorder in Sony's lineup, the DCR-DVD905 is a predictably good performer. With excellent video quality for a DVD model, ...

Good quality video, Huge LCD

Bulky, Colour reproduction, Still images only average, Lack of manual controls

The good quality video and huge LCD are countered by the lack of manual options on this DVD camcorder.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905

 

Full-featured but somewhat bulky, the Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905 DVD camcorder matches its MiniDV competitors in most areas, while offering the convenience of direct-to-disc recording.

Better-than-average video quality ; Large LCD ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround-sound recording ; Innovative wireless microphone accessory ; Decent still photos

No video light ; Occasional compression artifacts still noticeable ; Poor battery life ; Slightly grainy low-light video

Photo quality is very good for a camcorder, particularly considering that it's interpolating a 4-megapixel image from a 2-megapixel CCD. Images lack some detail compared to those of dedicated still cameras, but overall, they're sharp enough for...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: omar (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905

 

DCR-HC32E

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Ron (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905

 

So far so good. I bought 2 batteries with one of 6 hours... You can buy it for app EU 80

Good quality, easy to handle

The software Sony provides to get data from DVD to computer is a bit stupid

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: John (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905

 

Generally OK.

Quality ,sound v/good. Easy to use

disc sometimes does not eject from my panasonic DVD player. Painful !Why does this occur ; Batteryt life too short ; Editing limited

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: DR.SARABJIT SINGH MENDHIRATTA (cnet.com.au)

"dead unit model DCR-DVD 705E SR.NO.305846 PURCHASED ON 15 TH SEPT.2006 FROM SINGAPORE DUTY FREE SHOP"

 

ABOVE HANDYCAM WAS PURCHASED ON 15 TH SEPT 2006 FROM DUFRY SINGAPORE PTE.LTD. AT SINGAPORE CHANGI AIRPORT WITH WARRANTY NO.0566998.ON OPENING AFTER REACHING INDIA THE UNIT WAS FOUND DEAD.LOCAL SONY SERVICE CENTRE COULD NOT RECTIFY AND SEND THE UNIT TO...

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905

 

that was great i think.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905

 

that was really good but its batterys the only problem makes it difficult to choose

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: Anonymous (cnet.com.au)

"that was really good but its batterys the only problem makes it difficult to choose"

 
Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: DR.SARABJIT SINGH MENDHIRATTA (cnet.com.au)

"dead unit model DCR-DVD 705E SR.NO.305846 PURCHASED ON 15 TH SEPT.2006 FROM SINGAPORE DUTY FREE SHOP"

 

ABOVE HANDYCAM WAS PURCHASED ON 15 TH SEPT 2006 FROM DUFRY SINGAPORE PTE.LTD. AT SINGAPORE CHANGI AIRPORT WITH WARRANTY NO.0566998.ON OPENING AFTER REACHING INDIA THE UNIT WAS FOUND DEAD.LOCAL SONY SERVICE CENTRE COULD NOT RECTIFY AND SEND THE UNIT TO...

Supersmall and light, - Stores as much as 37 hours of video, - Easy and fast video transfer to your computer, - Better-than-average video quality, - Large LCD, - Dolby Digital 5.1 surround-sound recording, - Innovative wireless microphone accessory, -...

Subpar video quality, - Aspect-ratio issues with third-party programs when shooting wide-screen, - No video light, - No provisions for external microphone or accessories, - No video light, - Occasional compression artifacts still noticeable, - Poor...

Full-featured but somewhat bulky, the Sony Handycam DCR-DVD905 DVD camcorder matches its MiniDV competitors in most areas, while offering the convenience of direct-to-disc recording.

May, 2006
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Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: Dual DVD Burning Function (DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW); Built-in Sony ClearVid CMOS Sensor; Effective Resolution reaches 2,304 x 1,728 pixels, suitable for printing 8R photos; Enhanced Imaging Processor; Built-in 4-channel Surround Microphone for directly recording 5.1-channel DVD; 3.5" Clear Photo LCD plus with a high resolution of 211k dots, for accurate control of recording; Carl-Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens; Built-in Intelligent Flash; 10x Optical Zoom; Auto Lens Cover; Touch Panel; Super SteadyShot (Electronic); Super NightShot; Memory Stick Duo Slot; Battery Display Info.

Audio Input

Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.8in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.2lbs
Width:2.6in

Display (Projector)

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

General Features

3D: No
Format:DVD
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DVD905
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.9
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.99Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Overlap fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic