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Sony DCR-DVD 202

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD 202. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and durability are overall positive. The portability and size also get good feedback, but many are critical about the connectivity and zoom.

usability, size, portability, durability, image quality

battery, price, color, zoom, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD 202 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Shaw (

Sony HandyCam DVD202E


A digital video camera that records directly to DVD and removes your PC from the video-editing process

This isn't really a camera for the absolute beginner, but it would be a perfect upgrade for a videographer who finds themselves with shelves full of tapes they struggle to find the time to edit.

Consumer review (

Sony DCR-DVD202E


Easy to use and light weight

Battery life low

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Sony DCR-DVD202E


Size, weight, battery life, ability to record directly on DVD.

The DVDs do not have the wide screen bit set and can not be properly imported to my editing software. The camera also has no digital output so, at the end of the day is useless.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Sony DCR-DVD202E


very easy to use, ideal camcorder for a beginner.

it would have been nice to get a carry case with it.

May, 2006

Consumer review (

Sony DCR-DVD202E


compact size

May, 2006

Consumer review (

Sony DCR-DVD202E


Easy to use, and light to carry,with a good viewer

We havent found any yet!

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (

Sony DCR-DVD202E


This is an easy to use camera, it even has an easy function...the fact that it records to disc is great as you can play these in an ordinary DVD Player, great for grandparents etc.

You just need to be careful which type of disc you use as some can be overwritten and some can not.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (

Sony DCR-DVD202E


You can directly record on DVDs and no need of Firewire kit.

However it seems that this technology is still at very early stage where you can only record 30 minutes of video on whopping 1.4 GB disk. You would need vedio editing software as well to combine multiple DVDs movies into one.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

Sony DCR-DVD202E


No lead or software to allow copying from another scource i.e. from a VCR to the camera

Nov, 2005

Consumer review (

Sony DCR-DVD202E


Easy of viewing with small dvd disc on dvd player

No PC connectivity

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications


Battery life (max):1.5
Battery Type:NP-FP50


Minimum illumination:7
Photo effects:Mosaic, Pastel, Sepia
Playback zoom:Y
Playback zoom (max):Y


Color of product:Silver
Product color:Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:123200

Image Sensor

Optical sensor resolution:1070000
Optical sensor size:1 / 5.5
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:480
Filter size:1.18
Focal length range (f-f):0.118 - 1.42
Optical Zoom:12

Other Features

Fader:Black, White, Overlap, Wipe
I/O ports:Audio Out
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Light exposure control:Portrait/Beach & Ski/Sports Lesson/Landscape/Spotlight/Sunset & Moon
Recording speed:SP, LP

Ports & interfaces

S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/3-1/3500

Weight & Dimensions