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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder

Optical Drive, Memory Card - 16:9 - 2.7" Color LCD - 60x Optical/2000x Digital

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Item No.  388875
Mfg Part No.  DCRDVD650
Product Condition:  New
Manufacturer:  Sony

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Highlights for Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder
  • Product Type:Digital Camcorder
  • Recording Media:Optical Drive
  • Screen Size:2.7"
  • Optical Zoom:60x

Marketing Information

Record directly to DVD and enjoy it on your TV. Shooting high quality video is easy with the DCR-DVD650 Handycam camcorder. The powerful 60x optical zoom lens gets you close to the action, while SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur. And with Hybrid recording technology, you can capture it all directly to a DVD or removable Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
  • Manufacturer Part Number: DCRDVD650
  • Manufacturer Website Address: www.sony.com
  • Product Line: Handycam
  • Product Series: DCR
  • Product Name: Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder
  • Product Model: DCR-DVD650
  • Product Type: Digital Camcorder
  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Lens

  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to 6
  • Optical Zoom: 60x
  • Digital Zoom: 2000x
  • Focus Modes: Auto-focus
  • Filter Attachment Diameter: 30mm
  • Focal Length: 1.8mm to 108mm
  • Exposure

  • Minimum Illumination: 6 lux
  • Shutter Speed: 1/4 to 1/4000 Second
  • Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type: Electronic
  • Storage

  • Recording Formats: SD
  • Recording Media: Optical Drive
  • Media Support: DVD
  • Power Description

  • Input Voltage: 8.4 V DC
  • Environmental Conditions


    Package Contents

  • Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder
  • AC Adapter (AC-L200)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FH30)
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • Software CD (USB Driver, PMB Ver.4.2.00)
  • USB Cable
  • Platform Support


    Physical Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 3.62" Height x 2.25" Width x 5.12" Depth
  • Weight: 13 oz - Without Battery
  • Warranty

  • Standard Warranty: 1 Year Limited
  • Audio

  • Sound System: Dolby Digital
  • Audio Channels: Stereo
  • Video

  • Video Formats: MPEG-2
  • Video System: NTSC
  • Controls/Indicators

  • Camera Modes:

    Scene Mode:

  • Auto
  • Twilight
  • Candle
  • Sunrise & Sunset
  • Fireworks
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Spotlight
  • Sports
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Camcorder Modes:

    Fader Effect:

  • Black
  • White
  • Interfaces/Ports

  • Interfaces/Ports: 1 x Audio/Video Out
  • Battery Information

  • Battery Include: Yes
  • Battery Rechargeable: Yes
  • Display & Graphics

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Screen Size: 2.7"
  • Display Screen Type: Color LCD
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Display Resolution: 123000Pixel
  • Number of Image Sensors: 1
  • Image Sensor Size: 0.12"
  • Image Sensor Type: CCD
  • Total Camcorder Resolution: 680Kilopixel
  • Effective Image Resolution: 680Kilopixel
  • Effective Video Resolution: 410Kilopixel
  • Network & Communication


  • Image Formats: JPEG
  • Built-in Devices

  • Built-in Devices: Microphone
  • Memory

  • Memory Card Support: Memory Stick PRO Duo
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    SonyHandycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder

    (based on 10 reviews)

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    Wonderful Purchase!

    By docpahl

    from Mokane, Missouri


    • Easy to use
    • hybrid!
    • Light Weight
    • Robust features


    • battery life (I purchased an additional longer life battery to accomodate).

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder:

      I have owned close to 10 differenty Sony handycams and this one has really amazed me! It has an amazing zoom, large wide LCD screen to be able to view what you are recording and at the same time enjoy what is going on right in front of you. I enjoy setting mine up on the tripod and seeing how far this zoom will really reach. It will out zoom what you can control by holding it in your hand. I love the hybird approach for those of us who just arent totally ready to go to memory stick alone. The dual sided recordable mini DVD disks are perfect and make me have an added piece of mind that I have my videos backed up! Love it and would recommend it to all!


      Exactly what we've been looking for!

      By skdzb

      from Larkspur, CO


      • Ease of Use
      • Features
      • Quality
      • Size


      • wish it had a remote control

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder:

        We had always wanted to get a newer camcorder to record our 2 boys sports events. We wanted something that was easy to use and easy to copy the recording to our computer or a dvd to watch on TV. this camcorder was exactly what we wanted. sooo easy to use, great picture .. just great. and what a great price --


        Bang for the buck

        By TheWikipedian

        from Bloomington, MN


        • It has night vision + touch technology and a high quality lens.


        • It doesn't have a memory card slot on my version (dcr-dvd105).

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder:

          It's an older model but it works great. It also comes with an infrared sensor that lets you use your camera in the dark. I don't know what its price is because my dad bought it. It comes with an outstanding Zeiss lens. It takes crystal clear videos and photographs. You might be able to buy one off of the internet or at a used electronics store.


          Fantastic camera for a videobloger

          By Anonymous

          from Derry, NH

          Comments about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder:

          It's an amazing camera. I only have one gripe. ONE pixel of the device died, so now my videos have a blue dot, dead center of them. Oh well. That is the only problem I've had. And if I had to chose between this and another camera, I'd choose this one because Sony has never let me down

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


          Tough little Camera!

          By Anonymous

          from Indiana

          Comments about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder:

          This camera surprised me. I thought the inside area where you place the DVD's was tender & hard to attach, but I was wrong. Its plenty tough enough. And quite easy to attach dvd's. This camera won't work completely with no ability to stream with Windows 7 but you can burn a dvd and play it on your PC dvd player or a regular dvd player. The little disc's quality is pretty good. The closeup's in low light were stellar!

          (24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)


          One Great Gift

          By BusyMomof5

          from Mounds, OK

          Comments about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder:

          I received this camera as a birthday gift in April 2009. I have taken pictures and made videos. I must say I read some of the other reviews and do not agree that the pictures are fuzzy or the videos are grainy. I have made great quality videos and gotten clear pictures. I love my camcorder and have used it so much this school year. As for the price, I think we've gotten more than expected.

          (17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)


          Read the manual

          By Terry

          from Newcastle, Washington

          Comments about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder:

          After reading the reviews, I wish to remind people to read the manual when problems turn up like fuzzy pictures, etc. I just bought one of these cameras and so far any problems I had were solved by reading the manual. For example, in reference to what another reviewer said was a problem, the manual says you can keep using the mini disk after you finalize it. You don't have to start over, reformat, etc.

          (27 of 30 customers found this review helpful)


          Easy to use and small enough to carry

          By Carrie

          from La Crosse, WI

          Comments about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder:

          For the price this is a very user friendly camcorder and is easy to maneuver. We took it on a family vacation to Yellowstone and used the discs to record from the camcorder and used the memory stick for the still images. I was extremely disappointed in the still images. When we came back from our vacation and I looked through our pictures after having them printed I was shocked and how poor the quality was. Whatever you do, do NOT use the still images portion of the camcorder. The pictures were very fuzzy and the color was bad. That being said, when we watched back the video portion of our vacation we were quite pleased with how it turned out. The recordings were fairly clear and crisp. A little grainy but all in all the video turned out quite well. Again you have to consider the price. You are not going to have excellent quality for the price you're paying but the camcorder is very user friendly and small enough to carry around with you. I highly recommend this product as long as you just plan on using it to take videos.

          (26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)



          By rstampa

          from Tampa, Fl

          Comments about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder:

          I fell in love with this camera from the moment I started it up. After charging the batter which took about 1.5 hrs. I was ready to go. Of course you have to buy a DVD disk or a Memory Stick first. It has lots of features to choose from. One thing you must do (while waiting for the batter to charge) is read, read and read again the manual. If you try to use it without reading the manual it could turn into a nightmare. It is a bit difficult using some of the features but in a short time you'll be an old pro. Not for a shoot and go person. If you are, then there are lots of cheaper brand and models for you. But if you want a Good camera with great quality and an affortable price. Then the DCH-DVD650 is for you. I've compaired 20 to 30 different models and brands before I purchase this gem.

          (28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)


          DVD650 Camcorder

          By sjbond02

          from Leavenworth, Indiana

          Comments about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder:

          I've just purchased this camera for a trip to Alaska I am taking in July 09'. So far I like it very much. One problem is that the disk may not be compatable with older DVD players. You must finialize the disk ALWAYS before you play it in a laptop or desktop computer. I am hoping to download all movies and photos to an external hard drive in my hotel room, then reformate the media to use again the next day. I like the idea of two media in the camera in case you run out of room on the disk, you can switch to the memory stick. Have to get the higher power battery to have longer usability. Messing around with disks while out may be an issue as well. In all, I think I will like this camera.

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          Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder

          Optical Drive, Memory Card - 16:9 - 2.7" Color LCD - 60x Optical/2000x Digital

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