Sony DCR DVD108 Review

Sony DCR DVD108

The Sony DCR DVD108 is affordably priced and delivers excellent quality video output that can be directly recorded on the DVD. It is lightweight with battery life of over 90 minutes when fully charged that also displays the battery life. It has a easy to use push record button that can start recording instantaneously and easy fit grip for one hand. The digital zoom Interpolation features removes distortion and paves way for clarity of images. The advanced optical multi-layer coating removes glare and allows increased contrast. The camcorder is bundled with software that allows users to edit the DVD’s on their PC. The DCR-DVD108 is compatible with a variety of DVD formats, allowing the easy of use and simplicity found in various DVD types. The DVD does not even require formatting and is ready to be pulled out for display within a minute of recording completion. The Zoom feature is so powerful that it goes way beyond imagination to capture details that even the advanced photographers cannot stop marveling at. The image stabilization is tremendous even for moving subjects that are captured with astounding clarity. The users can choose among the various shooting modes depending on the shooting conditions. The video shooters can experiment with its enhanced fader effects and manual focus modes especially when auto focus fails to perform optimally for different shooting conditions and subjects. The sound quality does not fall behind in expectations with its video quality in any way. The camcorder is equipped with the digital dolby sound converter 5.1 for sound that seem to reverberate in the ears when turned up. The   DVD 108 powerful night shot feature uses Infrared Radiation to allow for filming in total darkness. The camcorder also has a multi language user menu. Overall, a simply fall in love with, flaunt and shoot rather than point and shoot digital camcorder.

Product Description

Capture digital video and still images simply on DVD with the Sony DCR-DVD108 DVD Handycam(R) camcorder. Versatile and powerful, the DCR-DVD108 Handycam(R) camcorder enhances your personal videos by adding professional looking fader effects and Sony’s Picture Effect Modes. The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 40x optical, 2000x digital zoom keeps you close to the action while Super SteadyShot(R) technology and Super NightShot(R) feature make sure it looks perfect. Super NightShot(R) Plus Infrared System SteadyShot Picture Stabilization Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens Aperture – f1.8 – f3.1 Touch Panel Exposure Focal Distance – 2.3 – 46mm Shutter Speeds – Auto, 1/4-1/4000 sec. (AE Mode) Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes – Beach and Ski, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Sports Lesson, and Sunset and Moon Compatible with DVD-R, -RW and +RW White Balance Modes – Auto, Indoor, One-push, Outdoor Picture Effects – Monotone, Mosaic, Pastel, and Sepia Fader Effects – Black, Overlap, White and Wipe Onboard battery information (displayed on LCD) Touch-panel Manual Focus Easy Handycam(R) Button Optional S-Video out Built-in microphone InfoLithium Battery with AccuPower(TM) Meter System Battery Life – Continuous recording for up to 8 hours on a single full charge when used with optional NP-FH1000 battery. Runs up to 1.5 hours with included battery Dimensions – 2-1/4 x 3-5/8 x 5-1/4 inch (54.5 x 89 130.5 mm) Weight – 16 ounces (440 grams)

Technical Details

1/6-inch Advanced HAD CCD imager

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens; 40x optical/2000x digital zoom

2.5-inch touch-panel SwivelScreen LCD

Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization

DVD-R/-RW/+RW and +R DL (Dual Layer) compatible