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Sony DCR-DVD505
4.1 out of 10

Sony DCR-DVD505

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Easy Camcorder
20 April 2006
  • Excerpt: The DVD505 ($1100 MSRP) is Sony’s top of the line DVD camcorder this year. Leaving MiniDV behind, it has been the recipient of most of Sony’s R&D in the consumer division. This goes above and beyond replacing last year’s popular DVD403, and features a new 1/3” ClearVID CMOS sensor.
  • Pros: -Easy Mode for beginning shooters, -Still image resolution sizes, -Improved overall color accuracy, -Immense 3.5 inch LCD makes touchscreen navigation actually feasible
  • Cons: -High compression rates for DVD format mean worse video quality, -Loss of sharpness compared to its predecessor, -Minimal manual control options will limit advanced users, -Exporting and editing footage is a nightmare for the beginner
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14 August 2007
Overall 8

Sony DCR-DVD505 review

TechRadar UK
8 February 2007
  • Summary: A DVD-based camcorder that doesn't cut the video mustard
  • Pros: Burns straight to DVD Supports both and - formats 4MP still camera
  • Cons: Fast movement looks fizzy Lacklustre still images Average video quality Large and bulky
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21 November 2006
  • Excerpt: Sony Dcr Dvd505 è una videocamera DVD con sensore CMOS (Clear Vivid) da 4.000.000 pixel, zoom totale 120x di cui 10x ottico, obiettivo Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar e stabilizzatore di immagini elettronico Super SteadyShot che agevola notevolmente le riprese con lunghezza focale spinta.
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Потребитель. Экспертиза и Тесты.
29 October 2006
  • Excerpt: Благодаря большому монитору эту камеру трудно спутать с какой-либо другой. корпус камерного блока имеет серебристое покрытие, а привод dvd — темно-серое. автоматическая шторка защищает объектив от повреждений и пыли во время транспортировки.
  • Pros: прекрасное изображение, большой качественный монитор, запись объемного звука, возможность работы с разными типами DVD «болванок».
  • Cons: недостаточно удобное ручное управление. Но это ерунда. Главное — цена. Сможет ли DVD505 успешно конкурировать с DVD-камерой PANASONIC D300, которая имеет похожие характеристики и почти ту же цену?
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Sony DCR-DVD505E

2 October 2006
  • Excerpt: En poetisk ingress innleder det som skal bli en ny videokameratest her på Akam.no Den oppmerksomme leser har kanskje forstått at det er et DVD-kamera vi skal ta for oss, og som mange ganger før er det Sony som tatt seg bryet med å låne det bort.
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Overall 8

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD505

29 May 2006
  • Conclusion: Le DCR-DV505 de Sony constitue une réelle alternative aux caméscopes miniDV. Outre la facilité d’emploi du DVD, ce modèle compte une grande richesse fonctionnelle parmi ses atouts.
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