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We have collected and analysed 5 expert reviews and 434 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 39/100 and users rate it 81/100. The average review date is 21-06-2009. We have compared these reviews to 369431 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 78/100 = Good. Last update: 12-12-2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for SONY DCR-DVD110 / DVD110E


alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of SONY DCR-DVD110 / DVD110E from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and zoom. The portability and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, image quality


73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRHC51E Mini DV Handycam With X40 ZoomSony DCRHC51E Mini DV Handycam With X40 Zoom

Dec, 2018

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Sony DCR-DVD110


agood quality light weight easy to use camera/camcorder

I have no negative pointsto make about this product asnd would recommend this product to anyone as a main use or as a back up for any occassion!!!

Sep, 2013

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Sony DCR-DVD110


Easy to learn how to use.

Image quality specialy photos is bad, The dicsc which came with the camcorder, is no good and i have no control of what i want to down load on to my computer and what frames i do'nt like. i dont know how to update the cam software and your support is bad.

Jul, 2012

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Sony DCR-DVD110


I like the camera but can't copy disk to computer It is not like my last camera

This camera is no use to me if I can't copy disks to computer I have tried everything they say to do

May, 2012

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Sony DCR-DVD110


ease of use, decent battery life additional memory card for photos

catch to open media cover very easily missed and slow to open

Mar, 2012

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Sony DCR-DVD110


Size Weight Quality of picture Battery life

Decent software and support, to enable the easy transfer of the completed disc into an editable film format that can be manipulated to meet different user needs. I had to purchase a different software programme, as both Windows Live Movie and PMB seem...

Oct, 2011

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Sony DCR-DVD110


easy to use when competent

not very clear on how to use using booklet was unable to get footage of my holiday from a non competent

Sep, 2011

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Sony DCR-DVD110


1. Easy to use 2. Direct to a mini disk 3. Clear image 4. Clear sound recording 5. Low light recording

1. Is not supplied with it's own carry case 2. Software is not compatible for windows 7 64 bit 3. If software disc lost or broken, difficult to download (in my case impossible) 4. Still picture resolutions is far to low, poor quality photo

Aug, 2011

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Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


easy to use with a good quality play back.

I can no longer use my fiewire to get my footage onto my computer. I have been told this is a common fault. this is a shame because it is a value for money camera. i have only had it 16 months before this broke! so maybe not so good value if i need to...

Mar, 2011

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Sony Handycam DCR-HC51


If the image is terrible then it doesn't matter if anything else is good... It's a camcorder the image quality is the point

the image is terrible

Jan, 2011

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Sony DCR-DVD110


Weight and size.

Battery life.

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Shoot, eject and play. Enjoy great picture quality with all the convenience of DVD. Carl Zeiss lens with super power 40x optical zoom. HYBRID function records up to 5 hours onto optional Memory Stick. Face Index and Film Roll Index for easy browsing.


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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):14
Battery Type:NP-FH40
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:11 / 6
Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.350 / 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/snow / Candle / Landscape / Portrait mode / 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 / 25.400 / 6
Total MegaPixels:0.8 / 8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36 - 1440
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 4.1 / 1.900 - 76
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.1
Max Focal Length:76mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Optical Zoom:40
Optical Zoom:40
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.4Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:490Kpix
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 (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):2.9
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser

Ports & interfaces

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/3500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video formats supported:DV

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
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)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder:123.2 / 123200
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:123.2
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.400 / 13
Height :8.500 / 8.9
Weight:380 / 390
Width:5.5 / 6.300

White balance

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