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Sony DCR-DVD305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD305. 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 image quality and size. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably. The memory and reliability get negative views, and there are some mixed views about the zoom.

usability, portability, battery, size, image quality

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD305

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD305 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and battery. The size and image quality also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability and portability.

usability, image quality, size, battery, price

portability, reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD305 review: Sony Handycam DCR-DVD305

 

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD305

Generally fast autofocus and autoexposure; can finalize discs while on battery power.

Middling video quality; no windscreen filter for microphone; small LCD with impractical touch screen-based menu system.

There are better choices than the Sony Handycam DCR-DVD305, a so-so DVD camcorder.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD305 Camcorder Review

 

They say the apple never drops far from the tree - and in the case of the Sony DCR-DVD305, the saying is particularly apt. This camcorder shares a body design with its step-down cousin, the DCR-DVD205, and its specs are virtually identical. In fact,...

The DCR-DVD305 ($700 MSRP) is the middle of the line DVD camcorder from Sony. That position might suffice in MiniDV camcorders, but DVD camcorders produce (for the time being) a lower image quality than MiniDV. Whereas a mid-line Sony or Canon MiniDV...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : David Kender (reviewed.com)

Sony DCR-DVD305

 

The Sony DCR-DVD305 comes a'calling with a 1/5.5" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD, with 1.3 gross MP (690K effective pixels). This is the same size chip as the DCR-DVD205, the next model down, but that camcorder does not have the HAD...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Awesome

 

Definatly worth the money. Best price on the internet.

Touchscreen GUI, Dolby 5.1, camera dimensions and weight

Doesn't ship with and media

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A+ for SONY - They've Done it Again!!!

 

small - compact - lightweight - easy to use

No light for poor lighting

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A+ for SONY - They've Done it Again!!!

 

With the ever changing world of electronics, it can be hard to keep up with the latest technology. I have never been one who gets the newest item on the market, but there comes a time when you have to take a step up. That's just what I did this ...

small - compact - lightweight - easy to use

No light for poor lighting

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Ups and Downs of Sony DCR-DVD305

 

I like this product alot. In fact, I think it is a great deal for the price of it. If you are undecided in getting a cheaper or less featured version of the 305 it is NOT worth it. Spend the extra $100 and you will be getting a much better deal. ...

Easy Cam, Compact, flip screen, digital stabilization, night vision, cheap accessories, Easy Edit and format

Battery life questionalble, USB port with no webcam ability, Digital zoom useless, memory stick useless

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Ups and Downs of Sony DCR-DVD305

 

Easy Cam, Compact, flip screen, digital stabilization, night vision, cheap accessories, Easy Edit and format

Battery life questionalble, USB port with no webcam ability, Digital zoom useless, memory stick useless

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Capturing Memories to mini-DVD

 

Very Portable, excellent recording ability/video quality, auto-creates Title menus.

Underused Memory Stick slot. Unable to be used as Webcam despite its USB 2.0 connection.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Capturing Memories to mini-DVD

 

It's been a LONG time since I bought a video camera. The last one I had was a JVC VHS-C camcorder that weighed over 4 lbs and had a pitiful battery life around 35 min per battery. It was also the size of a small toaster. I walked into Circuit City ...

Very Portable, excellent recording ability/video quality, auto-creates Title menus

Underused Memory Stick slot. Unable to be used as Webcam despite its USB 2.0 connection

Jul, 2006

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