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Sharp VL-NZ155U Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sharp VL-NZ155U Mini DV Digital Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the size and viewfinder.

image quality, usability, price, portability, battery

viewfinder, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sharp VL-NZ155U Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sharp VL-NZ155U Mini DV Digital Camcorder from 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 Reviews about the battery and portability are overall positive. The usability and image quality also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the viewfinder. There are some mixed comments about the price.

image quality, usability, portability, battery


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Feb, 2019

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Sharp VL-NZ155U


Having just graduated from a Sharp VL-E49 8mm ViewCam this unit is remarkable. It is MUCH smaller, has almost every feature you can have in a mini DV camcorder. And it's currently being sold at a price that can't be beat! This is probably in...

Wonderful price. Great performance for a beginner. Easy to use. Two Batteries.

Neck Strap not included. So small it's difficult for big hands.

May, 2003

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Great little camcorder for a great price!


I purchased my VL-NZ155U from for $289 after a $100 rebate. For this price, you cannot find a better camcorder. Included is both a 16mb SD memory card for snapping pictures, and Mini-DV tape capability for recording videos. Connections...

Great battery life, inexpensive price

Digital image correction is sometimes flakey, no light included

May, 2003

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Sharp VL-NZ55U

Apr, 2003

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good videocam for the price


I had a analog viewcam before and just love the design (one problem is that my LCD screen has a lots of fingerprint). This digital version is even smaller (it is smaller than my palm). It is easy to carry around (but it won't fit in your shirt...

inexpensive good beginner/advanced videocam

hard to hold sometimes

Apr, 2003

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great camera


way better than our old 8mm, i got a great deal on,7-10 day shipping, yea right i ordered it on sunday, it was packed by 11am on monday, and it arrived on wednesday. grat camera, awsome value, go for it.

Great video

No hand strap, photos bad but good for a camcorder

Mar, 2003

Product Specifications

The VL-NZ155U is a digital Viewcam supplied with two batteries for over 3.5 hours of recording time and a 16MB SD memory card for storing still images. The VL-NZ155U has a black body design for a high-style look.16 MB SD Memory Card/Slot allows the Viewcam to operate as a digital still camera and as a camcorder. The full motion video is recorded onto a DVC tape while digital stills are stored on the supplied memory card which allows easy transfer to a PC via a built in USB port.Standard and long life batteries allow for over 3.5 hours of video operation at one time without recharging so that no special moments are missed.Digital Picture Effects allow different digital effects (B&W, Sepia, NEG) to be viewed without effecting the original recording and give your video a custom edited look.i.Link (IEEE1394) PC Port is a digital port for transferring full motion video and sound to a PC equipped with an i.Link port.On Screen Recording Guide helps the user line-up landscape footage and can be used as a guide for the safe zone or center of lens for easy framing of subject matter.Both gain up and backlight compensation correct the exposure in poor lighting conditions to easily capture the best picture possible.The 10x optical lens provides the best picture quality and the digital 300x zoom allows images to be captured at a distance.Digital Image Stabilization compensates for image shake when a tripod is not used improving the quality of the video.