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Sony DCR-DVD710 HD Camcorder

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Capture and Share

The DCR-DVD710 delivers advanced features that let you easily capture and share crystal clear video. A professional-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens and Super SteadyShot® image stabilization captures sharp video and still images, even when getting in close with the 25x optical/2000x digital zoom. With Hybrid technology, you can record it all directly to either DVD or removable Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media for quick viewing or transfer to a PC. The built-in Zoom microphone with Dolby® Digital 5.1 channel recording captures realistic surround sound, recording your subjects in sync with the camera's zoom lens–helping memories ring true with clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds.

Product Features

  • 1/6” Advanced HAD™ CCD Imager, 680K Pixels (Gross)
  • 25X Optical / 2000X Digital Zoom
  • Professional Quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens
  • DVD Format Video Recording
  • DVD-R/-RW/+RW and +R DL (Dual Layer) Compatible
  • Hybrid Recording to DVD or Memory Stick® Media
  • Quick On
  • Built-in zoom microphone with 5.1 ch recording
  • 2.7” Wide (16:9) Hybrid Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus™ Display (211K Pixels)
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media Slot
  • Super SteadyShot® Image Stabilization System
  • InfoLITHIUM® Battery with AccuPower™ Meter System
  • Manual Focus
  • Super NightShot® Plus Infrared System
  • Stamina® Battery Power Management System
  • Scene Selection Modes
  • Picture Effects
  • Fader Effects
  • Visual Index Screen
  • Battery Information
  • Easy Handycam® Button
  • Multi-Language Menu

Product Specs

Image Stabilizer SteadyShot™ image stabilization
Lens Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
Dimensions 2 1/4”(W) x 3 5/8 ”(H) x 5 1/8”(D)





Video Signal

NTSC color, EIA standards


Yes (color 123k)

Pixel Gross


Video Actual

410K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3)

Video Resolution

720 x 480

Recording Media

3” (8cm) DVD (DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL) Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (Sold Separately)

Focal Distance

1.8 - 108mm


2.7” wide touch panel LCD display (123k pixels)

Audio/Video Remote Terminal

Video / S Video / Audio

Sony DCR-DVD710’s Review



Sony has entered the year with four new standard-definition DVD camcorder models, the DCR-DVD610, DCR-DVD710, DCR-DVD810, and DCR-DVD910. All four models feature the ability to record footage to Memory Stick PRO Duo cards, a feature that could alleviate much of the stress associated with running out of space on a 1.4-2.6GB 8cm DVD. Smart move, Sony. The lowest-end model, the DVD610, features a new 680k, 1/8″ CCD, 40x optical zoom, and the rather standard 2.7″ widescreen LCD.

Upgrade to the Sony DCR-DVD710 and you will get yourself a sharper, 1 megapixel CCD, 25x optical zoom, and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound recording.

The next model in line, the Sony DCR-DVD810, features an 8GB internal flash drive. This can be used along with the memory card slot and 8cm DVDs for three different recording options.

The top-of-the-line model, the Sony DCR-DVD910, loses the internal drive but gains a 2.3 megapixel, 1/5″ CMOS sensor, 15x zoom, and Sony’s face detection feature, which is brand new this year in camcorders. Face detection will track up to 8 faces and automatically adjust focus, exposure and color to present the best quality possible when recording people.

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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD710 Digital Camcorder - 16:9 - 2.7 Hybrid LCD
This is my first camcorder and it's been great! It's easy to navigate through the menus and change the settings. If you're wanting something with lots of features then this is not for you, but if you are like me, and just wanted something to capture all the little moments that you'll want to remember for years to come, then this is just the thing.
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