Sony DCR-DVD405E reviews: DVD storage SD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 4 reviews.
Sony DCR-DVD405E: Horizontally held, 10x optical zoom camcorder using Memory Stick card. See full product description

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Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use, Light weight, Looks nice.
Bad points:
Editing software is rubbish. There was no supplied DVD.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Apr 2006

Tony, High Wycombe Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This must be one of the best camcorders that Sony produced. I paid a lot of money for it in 2005, but it has rewarded me with some really great pictures and movies. Considering that the camera only does 3M pixels, its quality is very good. I cannot see myself replacing this unless forced to.

The Carl Zeiss lens is something special. I have a CZ lens on my mobile phone, but the quality is nowhere near as good.

This could be the camcorder about which one says "they don't make them like they used to, you know"
Bad points:
Downsides are present, but small. Being disc based, it takes time to download the photo image after taking it, so time between shots is some 5 seconds or more. I'd love a memory stick attachment. However, being disc based means that I can keep a record of what I have taken (I have loads of r/w discs!)
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 14 Jun 2010

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
Resolution (Pixels) 2016x1512
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 10
Media format DVD
Connections USB
Type of memory card Memory Stick
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 120
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Weight (g) 510
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 2.9
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 40
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 450
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2006-01-01

Also known as: SONY DVD405, Sony DCR DVD 405, Sony Camcorder, Sony DCRDVD405, Sony 3.0, Sony DCR-DVD405

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