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(based on 4 ratings)
Brand: Sony
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Step up to next-generation technology and start recording directly to DVD with the DCR-DVD108 Handycam camcorder. Shoot, burn and share your memories with incredible ease.

Versatile and powerful - the DCR-DVD108 Handycam DVD camcorder takes video capturing to a new level. Record directly to DVD-R/-RW/+RW/+R Dual Layer media formats. The built-in Memory Stick Duo media slot and USB 2.0 connection1 allow you to show off your video almost as fast as you captured it. The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 40x optical/2000x digital zoom keeps you close to the action while the Super SteadyShot technology and Super NightShot feature make sure it looks perfect.
Compatible Media - DVD-R/-RW/+RW/+R DL playback may not be compatible with all discs, depending on recording conditions

1/6-inch Advanced HAD CCD Imager, 680K Pixels Gross - 1/6-inch Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD with 340K (effective) pixels provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance.

40X Optical/2000X Digital Zoom - The optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, the digital zoom interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.

Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens - Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced optical multi-layer coating that offers less glare and flare with increased contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation, and perfect renditions of subtle tones.

DVD Format Video Recording - The DVD recording format delivers digital picture and sound quality comparable to that of MiniDV, but on DVD. Playback of the DVDs couldn''t be simpler. After finalizing the disc in the camcorder, the disc can play back in most DVD Players, computers and even PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 video game consoles.
DVD Playback - Playback on all home DVD players, computers, DVD drives, and PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 consoles cannot be guaranteed. Some players, drives, and video game consoles lack the ability to read due to the optical reflection standard of DVD-R/RW discs and/or due to encoding incompatibilities. Refer to the specifications of your playback equipment for additional compatibility information.

DVD-R/-RW/+RW and +R Dual Layer Compatible - The DCR-DVD108 is compatible with a variety of DVD formats allowing the ease of use and simplicity found in DVD Media. With DVD+RW media there is not a need to finalize the disc (minimum recording required). Simply remove the disc and insert the media into a compatible DVD player.

2.5-inch Touch Panel SwivelScreen LCD Display (123K Pixels) - The SwivelScreen provides excellent viewing clarity with the camcorder using the touch panel. The high resolution 123K pixel LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback.

Memory Stick Duo Media Slot - Capture still images up to 640x280 resolution, directly onto Memory Stick Duo Media for easy transfer to PCs for e-mailing, printing or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick media compatible devices.
Memory Stick Storage Capacity - Available storage capacity of Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO media may vary. A portion of the memory is used for data management functions. Actual available memory in MB is: 8-7.5, 16=15, 32=30, 64=61, 128=123, 256=220, 512=460, 1GB=940, 2GB=1.85GB, 4GB=3.66GB.

Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization - An advanced version of Sony''s SteadyShot Image Stabilization system that controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies, to achieve an even higher level of smoothness without degradation of video like some other image stabilization systems.

InfoLithium Battery with AccuPower Meter System - Charge the battery at anytime because unlike NiCad (Nickel Cadmium) batteries, Sony''s rechargeable lithium ion batteries are not subject to a life shortening memory effect. The exclusive AccuPower meter displays the battery time remaining in minutes, in either the viewfinder or on the LCD screen.
Battery Life - Actual battery life may vary based on product settings, usage patterns, battery and environmental conditions. Designed for use with compatible Sony InfoLithium batteries.

Manual Focus - With manual focus, you can manually adjust the focus of the camcorder using the touch panel. Manual focusing also allows you to control the focus in difficult situations where either the environment or the subject does not allow the camcorder''s auto focus to perform optimally, such as when shooting through a window or in a crowded environment.

Super NightShot Plus Infrared System - With Super NightShot Plus Infrared System you can capture natural looking video, even when shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 20 feet away using the built-in infrared system, but without the overall monochrome color common with earlier low-light recording systems.

Stamina Battery Power Management System - Using the optional NP-FH1000 InfoLithium battery, the DCR-DVD108 can continuously record for up to 9 hours (LCD or viewfinder) on a single full charge, providing extra long battery life.

Scene Selection Modes - Scene Selection modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging situations. Choose from beach, candle, fireworks, landscape, portrait, snow, sports lesson, spotlight, twilight and sunrise & sunset.

Picture Effects - Get creative when recording or playing back your videos with Picture Effect modes. Effects available in camera mode: monotone, pastel and sepia. The effects available in playback mode: monotone, pastel and sepia.

Additional Features

  • Fader Effects
  • Battery Information
  • Easy Handycam Button
  • Multi-Language Menu

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.8 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
75% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Great features(3), Great picture quality(3)

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Does not compare to previous models
By Cliff from Baltimore, MD on 12/15/2007
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Easy links to computer, Record directly to DVD
Cons:
Inadequate Features, Low-Quality Recordings, Uncomfortable
Best Uses:
Any where there is light
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DCR-DVD108 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder:

I was looking for an up grade. I purchased a sony video camera 10 years ago. when I purchased this camcorder I thought this was the camcorder to purchace. To replace it. But this camcorder doesn't compare. Love the fact that it had a camera feature. Love the fact that it recorded right to DVD. And how easy it was able to connect to computer. But the quality of film still don't compare to the camcorder I bought from sony 10 years ago. My old camera could be viewed in black and white, sepia, negitive, ect... It had alot more features than this camcorder. And I am disapointed. also my old camera had room for growth like you could add a light and other things as well to upgrade it. this camcorder is as good as a throw away camera for the price.

 
Awesome camera
By Mom from Bristol IN on 5/29/2007
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Technically Challenged
Pros:
Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls, Versatile
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DCR-DVD108 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder:

the only problem I've had is when I'm zooming in it gets a little shaky - but other than that I love it!!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great picture
By Doc from Campton, KY on 5/6/2007
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Pros:
Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Versatile
Cons:
Complicated To Operate
Best Uses:
Home, Office
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DCR-DVD108 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder:

Great all around camcorder. You have to use sony 8 cm DVDs, you can use other brands and you will have problems. 8 cm dvds are excellent for storage and all newer DVD players will play them. Beats the heck out of tapes.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
"don't judge a book by it's cover"
By mark from san jose, ca on 4/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy
Pros:
Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound
Cons:
Complicated To Operate, Flimsy Construction
Best Uses:
Home, Office
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony DCR-DVD108 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder:

it's a good product but bit complicated to use

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