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Handycam DCR-DVD410E

We have collected and analysed 4 expert reviews and 16 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 63/100 and users rate it 91/100. The average review date is 02-12-2008. We have compared these reviews to 369383 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 80/100 = Very good. Last update: 14-12-2018.

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Sony DCR-DVD410E


Standard definition camcorder that records to either DVD blanks or 8GB of Flash memory. The 25x Zeiss zoom is optically stabilised and has IR night recording, and the 2.7-inch widescreen LCD is touch sensitive. It measures 130x89x55mm and weighs 400g....

Simply the easiest way to make DVD movies for friends and family – while keeping an easy digital copy for yourself. It’s a long way from High Def, mind. Sony DCR-DVD410E is tagged with Sony DCR-DVD410E, Sony and camcorder. Select a tag (Sony...

Mar, 2009

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Sony DCR-DVD410E


easy to use and simple

i cant download images from my cds onto the computer and the instructions dont help. I have tried your website but I dont get an answer

Mar, 2011

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Sony DCR-DVD410E


brilliant to play dvds immediatyely after recording,really good picture quality - really surprised and impressed as are my friends!

None that I kinow of yet and I have used it a lot!

Jan, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD410E


It does what is ment to without hassel.

Apr, 2009

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Sony DCR-DVD410E


easy to use and good quality film

none yet found

Mar, 2009

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Sony DCR-DVD410E


DVD can only plays on PC but not DVD player

Mar, 2009

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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD410E: A good handycam


This video camera is a hybrid which means that it has a hard drive as well as the ability to save on to mini DVDs. The internal memory is 8gb,which equates to around 5 hours of recording, depending on the quality setting. The built-in DVD +R DL drive...

good features for a low price

Not high definition, some controls only available from touch-sensitive screen

Jan, 2009

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Sony DCR-DVD410E


excellent camera,amazing pictures and vey easy too use


Oct, 2008

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Light, easy to use, on screen menu is intuitive and it's easy to find the shots/scenes you want

It's bad because the included software isn't apple mac compatible

Sep, 2008

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Sony DCR-DVD410E


Ease of use when usung the Easy Mode.

NONE, It suits me perfectly.

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

Shoot, eject and play. Enjoy brilliant megapixel picture quality with all the convenience of DVD. Carl Zeiss lens with powerful 25x optical zoom. HYBRID Plus recording onto 8GB internal memory and removable Memory Stick, plus PC-free burning to 8cm DVD for archiving and easy sharing.


Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:8
Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Built-in Flash: No

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Total MegaPixels:1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43 - 1075
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 3.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1070Kpix
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 Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Pastel: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.2
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+R DL (8cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)/DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+R DL (8cm) / DVD+RW (8cm) / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.9

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes