Sony DCR-DVD610 Handycam DVD Camcorder: What A Buy
Personal Electronics buzz
15 May 2009
Excerpt: The Sony DCR-DVD610 Hybrid Handycam DVD camcorder is a low-priced, jammed packed, hand-size camcorder. I shopped around figuring I would have to spend at least $500 for a handycam. Instead, the Sony DCR-DVD610 came loaded with unexpected extras and cost around $300. The built-in SD slot will handle up to an 8GB Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick Pro card and it has a 3-inch DVD slot.
Summary: The DCR-DVD610 is far from great, but at this price it's kind of hard to go wrong. If you want a DVD camcorder that will do the basics and would prefer to spend as little as possible, it will get the job done.
Pros: For $499, it's a bit of a bargain
Cons: Below average video performance, occasional audio issues, poor stills mode, lacking in additional features