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alaScore 79

7 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD7E. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design also gets good reviews, but views are divided on the portability.

usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD7E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony DCR-DVD7E from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the usability.


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This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD7E Handycam DVD Camcorder [10x Optical, 2.5" LCD]Sony DCR-DVD7E Handycam DVD Camcorder [10x Optical, 2.5" LCD]

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Sony DCR-DVD7 DVD Handycam Camcorder


It's cool and hip, but the DCR-DVD7 Handycam Camcorder's great-looking design isn't so practical for actual use.

Cool design. Good menu structure.

Somewhat difficult to hold. Poor quality in low light.

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Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Denis Gallagher (



With the DCRDVD7E, Sony has approached DVD camcorder design from a completely new angle, taking an inspiration cue from digital still cameras, rather ...

Stylish design, LCD screen viewable even in bright sunlight, excellent lens cap protection

Poor low-light performance, disc open switch too close to record switch, black casing easily scratched, disappointing still quality

The Sony DVD7E would appeal to anyone wanting quick and easy video for fun or family entertaining.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Sony DCR-DVD7E Handycam camcorder


Sony's latest camcorder allows you to record your footage, take out the miniature DVD and then play it using a standard DVD player with out the need for a computer. shouts “Lights, camera, action!” and finds out whether it's as easy...

Small and compact, plays straight out of the box

Discs have to be finalised before playing them

As an entry level camcorder the DCR-DVD7E is very consumer friendly and perfect for the non-techie types out there. The lack of buttons makes this an easy to use machine and the cameras ability to play its recording results via a standard DVD player...

Jul, 2005

Product Specifications

The uniquely designed DCR-DVD7 DVD Handycam Camcorder lets you record movies in style. Circular and compact, you can take the DCR-DVD7 anywhere you go to capture digital video onto DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW discs. Not only can you create your own movies, but as an added feature you can also take digital still pictures. Despite its compact design, the DCR-DVD7 comes equipped with a full 2.5" hybrid touch panel LCD screen and a professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens for capturing vivid, sharp images. Connect quickly and easily with USB 2.0 to a compatible TV or PC for easy viewing and editing or your videos and digital still images.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:NP-FA50
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FA50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:5
Playback zoom:Y
Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Type: None

Carrying Case

Carrying Strap:Belt loop / Shoulder carrying strap
Recommended Use:For camcorder

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.5
Display Resolution:123200

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR/Sony LCS

Image Sensor

Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length range (f-f):0.0906 - 0.906
Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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)

Other Features

Focus:Auto / Manual
I/O ports:Audio In/Out, S-Video In/Out, USB Terminal, Video In/Out
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Power Requirements:AC-A200

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Package


Camera shutter speed:1/3-1/3500

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Overlap fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions