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Sony DCR DVD 100

We have collected and analysed 1 expert reviews and 50 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 69/100. The average review date is 12-06-2004. We have compared these reviews to 369514 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 71/100 = Good. Last update: 12-12-2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Sony DCR DVD 100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. There are mixed opinions on the color and size. Some have doubts about the battery and memory.

usability, price, image quality, durability, design

reliability, memory, battery

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRDVD100 MiniDVD Handycam Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Digital Still CapabilitySony DCRDVD100 MiniDVD Handycam Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Digital Still Capability

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Bassett (

Sony DCR-DVD100 Camcorder Review - Sony DVD Camcorders


The Sony DCR-DVD100 is an easy removable-media machine. Recording stills and footage to either DVD R (permanent) or RW (rewritable) dics, makes transferring data to your PC for editing a breeze. The camcorder suffers from a smallish CCD, 1/4 in., and...

Dec, 2003

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It is light and easy to use with no disc or tape just downlad to your computer and save to a disc.picture quality is exellent as is the hd format

none from me battery life hasnot been tested but have rated it10

Feb, 2010

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Seemed great.....for 14 months.....


Small size -- uses DVDs (more portable) -- SteadyShot -- NightShot -- self diagnostic

Expensive media -- not durable -- limited warranty is JUST THAT -- expensive to repair

Mar, 2005

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Seemed great.....for 14 months.....


I received this as a requested gift around my daughter's first birthday. I thought it would be great to be able to make a DVD and then pop it in the DVD player and see the results. An added bonus was that I could easily make copies for friends and ...

Small size -- uses DVDs (more portable) -- SteadyShot -- NightShot -- self diagnostic

Expensive media -- not durable -- limited warranty is JUST THAT -- expensive to repair

Mar, 2005

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I like it!


Small size is good, going straight from camcorder to TV is easy.

The software that came with it is not easy to me.

Oct, 2004

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Feel like wasting money?



I basically gave $800 to Sony for nothing.

Sep, 2004

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Incredible Camcorder with Great Functions


I had wanted this camera for a long time, so I finally sent in my order to 1-888-Camcorders. I needed it in time for Christmas, however, and they called the 14th saying it wouldn't be able to come in, so I went to Best Buy and purchased it for $900.00 ...

Great functions, very easy to use

Flash not included, but can be purchased

Jan, 2004

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Sony DCR-DVD100

Jan, 2004

Product Specifications

The DCR-DVD100 is Sony's DVD Handycam camcorder, which records up to 60 minutes of MPEG2 video, and 640x480-sized still images directly to an 8cm DVD-R/-RW disk and then play it back on a DVD Player or PC with DVD-R/-RW drive. The DCR-DVD100 is equipped with a USB 2.0/1.1 interface for direct recording and copying of material to a PC, a 2.5" hybrid LCD screen, InfoLITHIUM battery and a high quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 10x Optical/ 120x Digital zoom lens, with Super SteadyShot and Super NightShot.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):85min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon/Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Luminance Key / Mosaic / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor