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Sony DCR-DVD108 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 306 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD108 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD108 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD108 Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the image quality and zoom. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, image quality


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD108 DVD Handycam Camcorder with 40x Optical ZoomSony DCR-DVD108 DVD Handycam Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : David Kender (

Sony DCR-DVD108 Camcorder Review


The DCR-DVD108 ($399 MSRP) is Sony's entry-level DVD camcorder this year, a market which Sony has capitalized on with astonishing zeal. The DVD108 is a prime example of why Sony holds the cards. Name recognition, ease of use, and the right price - the...

The DVD108 offers decent image quality for its price range, but don't bother with the 640 x 480 stills. Low light was, yet again, a disppointment. Sony has not been able to shake the problem of blue noise fuzzing up the picture. It has a solid grip,...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Sony DCR-DVD108 Review and Prices


The Sony DCR-DVD108 replaces last year's DCR-DVD105 as the new entry-level model in Sony's range of DVD camcorders. As such, it offers little in the way of high-end features, but will appeal to novice users and point-and-shooters looking for a simple...

Budget price, point and shoot simplicity

Limited manual controls, poor stills performance

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Michael Perlman (

Sony DCR-DVD108


Inside the DVD108 is a small 1/6-inch, 680,000 pixel CCD, an imager found in most entry-level camcorders. The DCR-DVD108 produces a decent image characterized by a balanced color spectrum and heightened sharpness. The colors are a bit oversaturated,...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : David Kender (

Sony DCR-DVD108


The DCR-DVD108 ($399 MSRP) is Sony's entry-level DVD camcorder this year, a market which Sony has capitalized on with astonishing zeal. The DVD108 is a prime example of why Sony holds the cards. Name recognition, ease of use, and the right price – the...

Jun, 2007

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Terrible stills - great video ”


If you are looking for a combination device with still pic and video capability, please look elsewhere. You will get much better quality still photos from your old cell phone. The video quality is pretty good though. I wish I hadn't spent the money...

Sep, 2011

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A good cam, not great though ”


For the price I paid for this handycam, I got my money's worth forsure. Could the camera itself been made a little bit better? Yes. But don't write this off just yet. The zoom on this camera is beyond great, I first tried it out on a family vacation on...

Mar, 2011

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a handy camcorder ”


This is a very nice camcorder that I bought for my family to use. It is great because I am able to record every moment of the day. The camcorder is not as thin as I would like it to be, and because it is a little bit chunkier it is harder for me to...

Nov, 2010

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i love this camera ”


i just got this camera and i love it. great picture so light. So much you can do with it.

Oct, 2010

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does a good job for every film ”


I got the camcorder, charged it up and went home and shot some video of the dog. Very easy point and shoot use! The fact the menue is touch screen adds alittle to the coolness factor too! But as a new parent I didn't want ot break the bank, and am not...

May, 2010

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Compact difficult camera


Nice Compact Camera. A LOT of instructions! Difficult to set up with Windows Vista. Could be more user friendly. Would like to see better Vista compatibilblity. Customer Service was not very helpful.

Lightweight, Compact, Good Value

None submitted

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The DCR-DVD108 DVD Handycam camcorder from Sony is the powerful, ultra-portable way to record digital video directly to DVD. Working with its powerful 40x Optical Zoom, the DCR-DVD108 DVD Handycam camcorder brings you closer to the action. Developed by the leaders in optics technology, the DVD Handycam camcorder's precision-crafted Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens recreates a crisp, distortion-free image. For superior shooting control at your fingertips, its 2.5" Touch Panel LCD gives you direct access to the camcorder's popular features. Press the Easy Handycam Button to enlarge display icons for greater shooting convenience and control. With support of a wide range of DVD disc formats including DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL, you can be sure that it will fit your needs. Using DVD+R DL (Dual Layer) disc, you can record up to 55 minutes on a single side of the disc. Featuring unique Sony technologies such as Super SteadyShot image stabilization and the Super NightShot plus full-color infrared system, the DCR-DVD108 offers outstanding imaging clarity.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports lesson / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.1
Max Focal Length:76mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Optical Zoom:40
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD 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 / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+R DL (8cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD