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Sony DCR-DVD803

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Sony DCR-DVD803. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the color and size are on the whole positive. The battery and image quality also get good feedback, but the design and reliability get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-DVD803 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Baguley (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD803

 

In our tests, the Sony DCRDVD803 produced excellent results, capturing strong, bright colours and smooth movement in both indoor and outdoor lighting.

Great image quality, long battery life, widescreen LCD

A little heavy, built-in microphone a little weak at range

Sony's DCRDVD803 offers terrific image quality and is well suited to those who want to record video and then play it back without editing.

Jun, 2005

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

Sony DCR-DVD803

 

The DCR-DVD803 is the first DVD camcorder we've seen that doesn't force you to compromise on features or quality -- much.

Very good video quality ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround-sound recording ; Responsive ; Convenient storage media ; Decent stills

Slightly soft video ; DVD format isn't as well supported as MiniDV for editing ; No video light ; Won't work with the Macintosh ; Can't autodetect aspect ratio during playback

The DVD803's still-image quality is among the best we've seen from a single-CCD, single-lens camcorder. Colour is excellent in the 3-megapixel stills, and exposure was right on in our test shots. Upon close examination, images are a bit noisier than...

Jul, 2005

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD803

 

Nice cam.... but it doest have a memory stick slot....

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD803

 

The best camera i have ever had. perfect

easy, fast simple, great quality

none

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony DCR-DVD803

 

The camera is very easy to use but unfortunately is very unreliable mine having failed 3 times now twice with disk error

easy to use

Not very robust

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"looks the goods"

 
Oct, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"looks the goods"

 

The camera is very easy to use but unfortunately is very unreliable mine having failed 3 times now twice with disk error

easy to use

Not very robust

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Good

 

Very neat camera, very satisfied with my purchase of this camera. Great value for money (what I paid for it anyway. Would suggest others to consider this camera if wanting to purchase a middle range camera that takes reasonable video and still shots.

Older design. Can't move eye piece up on angle, for easy viewing.

Jun, 2007

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