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SONY DVD-Camcorder DCR-DVD310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of SONY DVD-Camcorder DCR-DVD310. 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. Comments about the price and image quality are overall positive. The size and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the battery and memory.

usability, portability, size, image quality, price

memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the SONY DVD-Camcorder DCR-DVD310 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of SONY DVD-Camcorder DCR-DVD310 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the durability and battery, whereas comments are divided on the portability.

battery, durability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-DVD310 DVD Handycam with X25 ZoomSony DCR-DVD310 DVD Handycam with X25 Zoom

Feb, 2019

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Sony DCR-DVD310E review


The DCR-DVD310E has a lot in common with the MiniDV-based DCR-HC62E. It's a similar size and uses the same combination of pared-down controls and touch-screen menus. However, its menu system is a newer version, with more clearly laid-out controls.

May, 2008

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Sony DCR-DVD310


Good in theory

Cannot get a memory stick that it will accept. It will only accept memory cards that are not MagicGate - and I have yet to find a memory card that isn't MagicGate! So I have to record straight onto DVD - which wasn't the point of the camara.

Feb, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD310


everything is good about this camcorder, from size to weight, easy to use. i love it , and i dont go anywhere without it.


Jan, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD310


very simple to use on easy even simpler

cant think of any well maybe one the quick on is a bit fiddly

Jan, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD310


Compact and light weight

Too complicated

Jan, 2010

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Sony DCR-DVD310


everything is good about this camcorder, from size to weight, easy to use. i love it , and i dont go anywhere without it


Nov, 2009

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Sony DCR-DVD310


Easy to follow instructions, light and easy to carry

Battery life is to short. The picture quality could be better. Memory stick and dvd should be included in the pack.

Dec, 2008

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Sony DCR-DVD310


Nice compact camera, easy to use and good picture quality. Easy to create DVDs that are playable on DVD players.

None yet.

Dec, 2008

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Sony DCR-DVD310


still learning how to use it so far good results

non sofar

Sep, 2008

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Sony DCR-DVD310


everything is easy to use and is quick and easy to learn.

Didn't like the handycam dvd telling you how to shoot good footage ect... made you feel like a child was telling you how to do it, which in any respect is not good, plus it is hard to dub ect... on the computer as it can have the files imported onto...

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

Shoot, eject and play. Enjoy brilliant megapixel picture quality and 5.1 surround sound with all the convenience of DVD. Carl Zeiss lens with powerful 25x optical zoom. HYBRID function records up to 5 hours onto optional Memory Stick.


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):2
Battery Type:NP-FH40
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:8

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Black, 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/snow / Candle / Fireworks / 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 / 5
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1070Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Lens focal range:2.5-62.5
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

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


Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:132.2
Viewfinder screen size:0.27
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.9

White balance

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