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Sony DCR-DVD505
4.6 out of 10

Sony DCR-DVD505

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Overall 8

Sony DCR-DVD505

PC Magazine
8 December 2006
  • Conclusion: Although it's not perfect, the Sony DCR-DVD505 miniDVD camcorder's strengths make it a shoo-in for Editors' Choice.
  • Pros: Great video quality. Very good sound. Excellent 3.5-inch-wide touch panel. Articulating LCD. Pivoting viewfinder.
  • Cons: Still capabilities could be better. Expensive.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

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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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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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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