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Sony Handycam DCR DVD150E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD150E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the memory. Many are less positive about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR DVD150E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR DVD150E from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the price and memory. The durability and portability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the size.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRDVD150E Handycam Camcorder with Zoom (60x Optical, 2000x Digital)Sony DCRDVD150E Handycam Camcorder with Zoom (60x Optical, 2000x Digital)

Mar, 2019

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Sony DCR-DVD150E Camcorder


The Sony DCR-DVD150E Camcorder is one of the easiest and most convenient to use. The simplicity in the design makes it very easy to operate, it only requires you to flip open the LCD screen and you are ready to go. This greatly enables you to capture...

May, 2012

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Sony DCR-DVD150


ease of use is instant just load and go, taking pictures could not be easier just flick the switch from video to picture mode loads of storage space for pictures via the memory stick, there is now double sided disks, up to an hour on each side, As with...

I will let you know when I hit one.

Jul, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD150


The product bears the name of a trusted and most deffianatly great camcorder... Very easy to use with great zoom length and sleek design

Will need a tri pod if filming at long distance as can shake the picture around

Jul, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD150


Light weight compact

takes some time to get use to touch screen operations and slow to respond on start up

May, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD150


nice and compact easy to use easy to download on to a dvd disc

no bad points

May, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD150


Compact size, light weight.

Picture quality very bad in comparison to older tape model-DCR-TRV285E. Difficult to load into my editing software.

May, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD150


it is easy to use, just the right size to carry about and I am quite happy with my purchase.

Apr, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD150


Nice size and weight for convenience. I was looking for a camera that I could film with, then view straight away on the TV, as well as download to other formats, eg PC, DVD. I'm not sure yet if this camera fits the spec.

The instruction manual is very difficult to understand. Especially when formatting the disc...this just doesnt make sense. According to the manual, formatting in a certain way restricts how you edit later...I couldn't make head or tail of it! Bad...

Apr, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD150


over all light compact easy to use reasonable battery life.

needs memory stick to take stills, disappointing that stick dosn't come with product as reasonably exspensive extra as with spare batteries.

Feb, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD150


This is an excellent buy that is easy to use from the moment you get it out of the box.

The battery that comes with it only lasts for a while so if you want to record something that goes on for a while then would recommend you buy a longer length battery.

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

High quality standard definition recording on convenient DVD disc 800 k pixel CCD sensor Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 60x optical zoom/2000x digital zoom SteadyShot image stabilization for clearer video and stills when shooting handheld Face Index and Film Roll Index for quick, easy searches Wide LCD with easy to use touchscreen Color viewfinder Power on by LCD: quick start-up from standby with ultra-low power consumption in sleep mode Stereo sound recording with zoom microphone for clearer dialog and sound of foreground subjects USB High-speed connection for fast PC transfer (output only) Fun, easy to use Picture Motion Browser PC software for managing and uploading video and photos in calendar view


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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FH30
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH30

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:6
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver

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


Built-in Flash: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 2340
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 108
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-6.0
Max Focal Length:108mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:60
Optical Zoom:60
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.49Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8" ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:STEREO / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Black / White / Y
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.2
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DV port: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+R DL (8cm) / DVD+RW (8cm) / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


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