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Sony DCR-DVD 202

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 72 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 100/100 and users rate it 85/100. The average review date is Jun 7, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 369514 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 78/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-DVD 202


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD 202 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and durability. The size and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the color and battery, while views are divided on the price.

usability, size, durability, portability

battery, color

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD202E Handycam DVD Camcorder (1MP, 12x Optical Zoom, Wide Hybrid LCD)Sony DCR-DVD202E Handycam DVD Camcorder (1MP, 12x Optical Zoom, Wide Hybrid LCD)

Dec, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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


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