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Sony DCR-DVD201

alaTest has collected and analyzed 249 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD201. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and memory get less positive views, while there are some mixed comments about the price.

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reliability, memory, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD201 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-DVD201

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD201 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The size and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-DVD201

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Sony DCR-DVD201 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the color and size. The portability and image quality also get good comments. Many are critical about the memory and reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, image quality, portability, size, color

reliability, memory

47% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Robert Irvine (webuser.co.uk)

Sony DCR-DVD201E

 

Record widescreen home videos straight onto DVD with Sony's latest digital camcorder

A compact, lightweight digital camcorder, whose movies can be viewed on a variety of devices as soon as you've finished filming them - what more can you ask for? A lower price perhaps, and a longer battery life than two hours (with the supplied battery...

Editor's Choice!

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

Sony DCR-DVD201

 

Refreshingly decent quality (for the DVD format). Easy to use. Hot shoe for additional intelligent flash. Captures stills at 1,152-by-864 resolution.

Mediocre performer in low light.

A good but pricey choice for any consumer looking for the simplicity of the DVD format, ease of use, and acceptable video quality all wrapped up in one sleek package.

Oct, 2004

Editor's Choice

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

Sony DCR-DVD201 Handycam

 

A good but pricey choice for any consumer looking for the simplicity of the DVD format, ease of use, and acceptable video quality all wrapped up in one sleek package.

Refreshingly decent quality (for the DVD format). Easy to use. Hot shoe for additional intelligent flash. Captures stills at 1,152-by-864 resolution.

Mediocre performer in low light.

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Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The Sony DCR-DVD201 is Sony's most advanced DVD camcorder this year, though that might not be saying much. The DCR-DVD201 is outfoxed in low light performance by all other DVD camcorders this year, except the DCR-DVD201, from which it offers some...

Hot accessory, - Convenience

Low light performance, - Lack of still media

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-DVD201 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony DVD Camcorders

 

I looked at the DCR-DVD201 at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) annual convention in Las Vegas, where the camcorders were introduced. The DCR-DVD201, along with it's sister the DCR-DVD101 are Sony's second generation of DVD camcorders, replacing...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Joe McCleskey (videomaker.com)

Sony Video Camcorder Review: DCR-DVD201

 

One of Sony's primary aims in the design of the DCR-DVD201 is portability--more specifically, the ability to stuff the camera into a jacket pocket between shots. The designers have succeeded in this, yet some of the design features they've come up with...

In-camera editing ; Compact design ; DVD shareability

No headphone jack ; Weak computer editing

The DCR-DVD201 is a positive step forward in the evolution of DVD camcorders.

Aug, 2004

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Sony DCR DVD201

 

Sony DCR-DVD201 DVD Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

The Sony DCR DVD201 utilizes a 1.0 Megapixel CCD imager, delivering exceptional video and still images that all of your family and friends will enjoy. The DVD recording format delivers digital picture and sound quality comparable to that of MiniDV, but...

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Handycam® DCR-DVD201 DVD Camcorder

 

Easy to use, compact, features, USB2.0 , good controls, battery, DVD

Price, slow DVD operation, some flimsinnes, digital stills not of "photo" quality

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Handycam® DCR-DVD201 Camcorder

 

Friends do that. They ask you for an advice on which camcorder to buy and then buy something you told them not to get. Based on my recent experience with Sony DCR-DVD101 mini-DVD camcorder, I recommended my ...

Easy to use, compact, features, USB2.0 , good controls, battery, DVD

Price, slow DVD operation, some flimsinnes, digital stills not of "photo" quality

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Technology just not there yet

 

The camera is small and lightweight.

Completely unreliable. Too expensive.

Feb, 2005
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