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Product Reviews for Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Digital Camcorder
from boston, ma on 10/12/2009
yo tengo un ano de ver comprado la video camara, cada ves iva descubriendo opsiones increibles, pero el problema era la resolucion de fotos i tambien salen oscuras
from Mounds, OK on 10/6/2009
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.
from Newcastle, Washington on 9/30/2009
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.
Easy to use and small enough to carry
from La Crosse, WI on 7/26/2009
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.
from Tampa, Fl on 6/11/2009
Ease of Use, Features, Quality, Size
wish it had a remote control
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.