Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Camcorder - Silver
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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Camcorder - Silver

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  • Media Format: DVD DVD-RW (8 cm) DVD+RW (8cm) Flash card DVD-R (8cm)
  • Recording System: NTSC
  • Type: Standard
  • Storage Type: Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)
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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Camcorder - Silver

Sporting a silver casing, this Sony DCR-DVD650 video camera features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, 60x optical zoom, and a 2000x digital zoom for high-quality, close-to-the action still photos and videos. Boasting a 2.7-inch touch panel LCD display, this Sony Handycam camcorder delivers easy-to-see and easy-to-control playback. Additionally, this digital camcorder features One Touch Disc Burn to deliver content straight to DVD as well as Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo support for immediate sharing and easy transfer of files. This Sony DCR-DVD650 video camera also comes with Picture Motion Browser software to facilitate on-the-spot resizing and uploading of videos to the Web and is Dual Layer-compatible, allowing for increased data storage. The Hybrid DVD-R and DVD+/-RW technology on this digital camcorder enables both flexibility and precision, while the SteadyShot feature on this Sony Handycam camcorder enables the creation of low-blur, high-quality videos without the use of a tripod. With all of this, plus a zoom microphone and a 6 lux illumination requirement that allows for shoots in a variety of light settings, this Sony Handycam camcorder delivers quality capabilities in a user-friendly and intuitive framework that should appeal to new and experienced camcorder users alike.

Product Review Summary

Based on 6 user reviews
83% recommend this product
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  • Lightweight (2)
  • Good Value (2)
  • Compact (1)
  • Easy to Use (1)
  • Bad in Low Light (1)
  • None (1)
Good For
  • Everyday Use (2)
  • Special Events (1)
  • Travel (1)
  • Gifts (1)
  • projects (1)
  • Home Movies (1)
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Consumer Reviews


Maybe you'll be better off with something else.

byschoppe-sm Sep 25, 2010
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Price: 300$.  Light and compact.  Simple operation.
Cons Poor battery life.  Tiny touch screen.  Poor low light recording.
Recommended it? No


Looking for an relatively inexpensive compact video camera?  One that records average quality video and is simple to operate?  If so, go ahead and purchase this camera.  The Sony DCR-DVD650 camcorder will work just fine for you.  Don't bother reading any... Read full review »


This mom says this is a good Sony!

bymyshopstop Mar 31, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Lightweight, Compact, Easy to Use
Cons None
Recommended it? Yes

Before one of my husband's trips, we bought this particular camcorder for the simple reason it was on sale at the time we were out shopping...we couldn't have done better if we had researched for months!  It's so easy to use, understandable instructions, online support if needed.  It was... Read full review »


Great camera

byboslerdog Mar 26, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Lightweight, Good Value
Cons Bad in Low Light
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this camera after a lot of research. I really like it a lot. It's super easy to use. I do find that it does not record well in low-light situations. It would be much better if it had a little light on it. The picture quality is good. Read full review »

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Product Details and Features

File Format

Still Image Format JPEG
Digital Video Format MPEG-2


Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported MS Windows Vista • MS Windows 2000 • MS Windows XP


Microphone Technology Electret condenser
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo


Display Rotation Rotating
Display Type LCD


Viewfinder Type LCD

Memory / Storage

Recording Speed HQ • SP • LP
Supported Flash Memory Memory Stick PRO Duo • Memory Stick Duo


Exposure Metering Spot
Exposure Modes Automatic • Program

Lens System

Lens Type Zoom lens
Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Lens Manufacturer Carl Zeiss
Lens System Features Built-in lens shield
Focus Adjustment Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Type Advanced HAD CCD

Key Features

Media Format DVD • DVD-RW (8 cm) • DVD+RW (8cm) • Flash card • DVD-R (8cm)
Recording System NTSC
Type Standard
Storage Type Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)

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