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Sony DCR-DVD101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD101. 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. People really like the image quality and design. The size and portability also get good comments. Comments are divided on the price. The viewfinder and reliability get negative reviews.

usability, portability, size, design, image quality

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-DVD101

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD101 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The design and portability also get good comments, whereas the color and price get negative comments.

usability, portability, design, image quality, zoom

price, color

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD101

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD101 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 are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, size, portability, price, image quality

reliability, viewfinder

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Joseph A. Guilbeau IV (pcmag.com)

Sony DCR-DVD101 Handycam

 

Not intended for enthusiasts or bargain hunters, the DCR-DVD101 is geared more toward the occasional user.

Convenience of the DVD format. Intelligent hot shoe lets you add a flash.

Poor video quality. Still images are small and of poor quality. No memory-card support; expensive.

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Oct, 2004

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Sony DCR-PC101

 
Nov, 2002

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (cnet.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD101E

 

The Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101 is more compact and offers better low-light focusing than its predecessor, but this model remains an underfeatured underachiever for a camcorder in its price range.

Mini DVDs offer convenient playback ; Good night-shooting quality ; Relatively compact

Poor video quality ; Media expensive compared to MiniDV tapes ; Very basic feature set

Jan, 2004

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Sony's DCR-DVD101 is the manufacturer's lower-tier offering to the DVD camcorder market this year. It ships with a 1/6-inch CCD with 680K gross pixels and a 10x optical zoom. While the DCR-DVD101 shares much with its fellows in the DVD camcorder racket...

Hot accessory, - Convenience

Low light performance, - Lack of still media

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Matt Culler (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD101 Camcorder Review - Sony DVD Camcorders

 

At an MSRP of $895, the Sony DCR-DVD101 doesn't have a lot to offer besides its ease of use ability to record on media playable in conventional DVD players, but for some users this might just be enough. It offers a smaller CCD and smaller body than...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-PC101 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-PC101 is Sony's low end matchbox camcorder with an MSRP of $1,300 and a street price around $1,000. The DCR-PC101 is a disappointing offering from Sony. The DCR-PC101 does offer quality video performance however, it handles terribly, and...

Dec, 2002

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Sony DCR DVD101

 

Sony DCRDVD101 DVD Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

The stylish design yet easy-to-use Sony DCR DVD101 is full of features like a Hybrid LCD Screen, Carl Zeiss optics, and an easy to use Visual Index Screen which allows you to shoot and share great video and still images with family and friends. The DVD...

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Excellent camera

 

It is so compact and finished so well...

Feb, 2005

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Slick stuff!

 

I was after a compact, up-to-the minute camcorder and with this Sony DCR-DVD101E camcorder I got it! It's TINY! And so smart looki...

Feb, 2005

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Excellent camera with niggles

 

I have now had this Sony DCR-DVD101E digital camcorder for a couple of months having used analogue camcorders in the past. It is l...

Aug, 2004