Frustrating that i can’t hook this up to my imac. We first got a sony laptop- but couldn’t edit our discs on that. More than a year later- we got an imac (which we love)- wish the sony camera would connect via usb to the imac. The imac doesn’t support minidvd. Any suggestions (besides get a canon)?otherwise- the camera is ergonomic and works well – so long as you don’t intend to edit on an imac.
I purchased this product when my son turned 7 months old, just 1 month before his first x-mas. I looked at all the competition and quickly singled it down to either the sony dvd200 or dvd300. For an extra 100 or so dollars i could have bought the dvd300, but the 3. 5 lcd screen was not important to me. The only difference in the dvd200 and the dvd300 is the lcd screen size. 5 stars therethe noise and vibration is almost un-noticable. Don’t be worried by others comments about the vibration and noise. I noticed it as soon as i put the dvd disk into the camcorder, but while video ‘taping’ i didn’t feel a thing. The zoom is great, and i am very happy with the lens.
The dcr-dvd200 is at the middle of the recently released line of minidvd camcorders from sony. Other models in this line are the dcr-dvd300 and dcr-dvd100. The main difference the three camcorders in this line are lcd size and ccd resolution:- dcr-dvd300: 3. 5′ lcd, 1mp ccd- dcr-dvd200: 2. 5′ lcd, 1mp ccd- dcr-dvd100: 2. 5′ lcd, 640k ccdpros:- records dolby digital stereo. – video quality almost at par with minidv camcorders (at slower recording modes). – super steadyshot image stabilization system – and sony’s system really helps.
I was just commenting on the previous review, questioning why a reviewer would copy/paste info and submit it for three different cameras. What i found was that the reviewer was trying to explain the differences between the three cameras, so that the consumer can make an educated decision as to which camera suits them best comparing features and price. I found the reviews very helpful, and it actually helped me to decide which model i wanted to buy. I’m sure that is what makes this individual a reviewer in the top 100 at amazon.
- same as DCR-DVD300 except for smaller LCD
- Very Pleased with this product!
- struggling to get this working on a mac
Features of Sony DCRDVD200 MiniDVD Handycam Camcorder with 2.5″ LCD and Digital Still Capability (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- DVD Format Video Recording
- Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar Lens
- 10X Optical/120X Digital Zoom
- Progressive Shutter System
- DVD-R/RW format plays back in most DVD players, Play Station 2 consoles and DVD-ROM drives