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Sony DCR-DVD810 Hybrid Digital Video Camera - DVD/Flash/Memory Stick

Sony DCR-DVD810 Hybrid Digital Video Camera - DVD/Flash/Memory Stick

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The Sony DCR-DVD810 gives you the choice of three recording mediums! Record high quality video direct to the Handycam’s internal 8GB Flash memory (or Memory Stick) – and then export the final movie to DVD.. in camera! Up to 5h 25min can be recorded direct to the built in 8GB Flash Memory and can then be copied to your computer via USB2.0, eliminating the need for any media at all. The DCRDVD810 will ensure you will never run out of recording options! It features a “Quick On” button for fast start-up whilst conserving battery power, and Film Roll Index to preview the beginning of scenes and create scene indexes set at specified display intervals. It also features Face Index, allowing the user to play scenes simply by pressing the human faces detected during shooting.  It sports a 25x optical zoom Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens, 5.1 channel Dolby Digital surround sound, built in Zoom Microphone, easy upload to YouTube (or your favourite online service) and 2.7” wide LCD Touch Screen. RRP $649. NO LONGER AVAILABLE.


What's in the box?

Sony DCR-DVD810 Digital Video Camera

AC Adaptor AC-L200

InfoLITHIUM Battery NP-FH40

AV Cable (Stereo RCA) Yes

USB Cable (Mini --> Full Sized) Yes

Remote Commander RMT-835

CD-ROM: Picture Motion Browser 3.0 Yes

Enjoy Handycam DVD

Instruction Manual
12 Month Warranty with  Sony Australia

To get started, DCW recommends....

...extra media
for video

...extra memory
 for photos

...a spare battery


...a cleaning kit


...a carry case

Take your photography to the next level with these optional accessories

Click for products:

Chargers & Cables
Flashes & Lights
Lenses & Filters
Underwater Housings




2008 Features

Internal Flash Memory


Record Video to Memory Stick


Zoom Mic


Film Roll / Face Index


Quick On


YouTube Upload from Software



Primary Video Recording Medium

8GB Internal Flash Memory

Additional Video Recording Medium(s)

DVD / Memory Stick

Movie Dubbing (Between Mediums)

Flash --> DVD / MS --> DVD


Carl Zeiss Lens Type


Filter Diameter



25 x Optical (2000x Digital)


1.8 - 3.2

f (Focal Distance)

2.5 - 62.5mm

f (35mm Conversion) in 16:9 "MOVIE" Rec position

41 - 1189mm


Sensor Size & Type

1/6" CCD

No. of Pixels (Approx. Gross)


No. of Pixels 16:9 "MOVIE" Rec (Effective)



Max. Video Resolution

720 x 576 (Standard Definition)

Video Format

DVD (MPEG2 on Memory Stick)

Aspect Ratio

16:9 Widescreen

Super Steady Shot


Focus System

Auto / Manual (via Touch Screen)

Spot Focus

Yes (via Touch Screen)

Spot Meter

Yes (via Touch Screen)

Minimum Illumination

8lux (Auto Slow Shutter on)

White Balance

Auto / Outdoor / Indoor / One Touch (via Touch Screen)

Shutter Speed

1/3 - 1/3500



Colour Slow Shutter


Exposure Control

Yes (via Touch Screen)

Iris Control / Gain Control

Auto Only

Guide Frame


Fader Functions

Fade to Black / White (via Touch Screen)

Picture Effects

Monotone / Sepia / Pastel

Digital Picture Effects

Old Movie

Tele Macro

Yes (via Touch Screen)



Active Interface Shoe


Easy Handycam


Touch Screen


2.7" (16:9 WIDE)

No. of Pixels / Resolution

123,200 dots (560 x 220)

LCD Type



Zoom Mic



5.1ch Surround Sound

Playback (via camera)

Dolby Digital 2ch Downmix

Still Image

Recording Media

Internal Flash Memory / Memory Stick

Max. Image Size (Still Mode)






Photo Capture from Movie Playback

Yes (In camera / via software)


Weight Without Battery


Dimensions Without Battery (W x H x D)



SD Video / Audio Out (via Multi AV RCA Cable)


USB Terminal

Yes (USB2 Mini Jack)



Max. Flash Rec. Time

SP HQ 9Mbps (720 x 576)

115 mins

SP SP 6Mbps (720 x 576)

170 mins

SP LP 3Mbps (720 x 576)

325 mins

Battery Recording Time (LCD On)


100mins (Supplied)

NPFH50 (Actiforce)

115 mins

NPFH70 (Actiforce)

245 mins

NPFH100 (Actiforce)

555 mins

Supplied Accesories

AC Adaptor


InfoLITHIUM Battery


AV Cable (Stereo RCA)


USB Cable (Mini --> Full Sized)


Remote Commander


CD-ROM: Picture Motion Browser 3.0


Enjoy Handycam DVD



* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice


Sony says:


Hybrid Plus: 8 GB of internal memory gives you the versatility to record on DVD media, memory stick on the internal memory to quickly capture moments you won’t want to lose. Bring the Memory Stick over to your PS3 or PC to quickly and easily share it with your friends and family. If your kid’s big game is about to start and there is no time to find a DVD, just pop in your Memory Stick Pro Duo and you’re ready to shoot.

Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens: Its quality and precision guarantees a crisp, crystal clear image, helping you capture important moments just as you remember them.

Megapixel Digital Still Camera Function with PictBridge™: Record spectacular digital video and capture stunning and high-resolution still images. Connect directly to any compatible printer with no need for a PC connection or added software.

Built-In 5.1ch Surround Sound: Adds three-dimensional sound to your videos and mimics the characteristics of a theatrical or live performance. 5.1ch audio playback delivers an enhanced home theatre experience.

Built-in Zoom Microphone: The DCR-DVD810’s built-in microphone works with camcorder’s zoom function to focus on the sound coming from the subject in your viewfinder.

2.7" 16:9 Wide Hybrid Touch Panel LCD: For clear video in any environment, the LCD features recording and zoom buttons on the LCD Frame. Manually adjust the exposure and focus by a simple tap of the LCD.

Quick On Functionality: Missing an important scene can be frustrating, especially if the reason is because your camcorder is turned off. With the Quick On feature, the touch of a single button places that camcorder in Sleep mode. Another push instantly wakes the camcorder, so you’ll always be ready to capture special moments.

Face Index: Search and detect scenes with human faces and playback the video from the selected face index making video viewing more diverse and enjoyable.

Memory Stick Duo™ Media Compatible: Capture still images directly onto Memory Stick Duo™ media for easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick® devices.

25x Optical Zoom: Get closer to your subject without picture degradation thanks to the 25x Optical Zoom. For enhanced shooting, use the powerful Digital Zoom to capture distant subjects and far-away shots with exceptional ease and clarity.

Multi-Format DVD Compatibility: DVD-R/-RW/+RW/+R DL (Dual Layer) recording for playback on most DVD players. Re-record on DVD-RW/+RW media over 1000 times without picture degradation. With DVD+R DL media, you can enjoy extra recording time on a single side disc.

Picture Motion Browser Software supplied: create special effects and music to your original movie for that professionally mastered look.

Active Interface Shoe: Connect lights or external microphones to the DVD Handycam camcorder without the need for extra cables or connections. By automatically recognizing the added accessory, the Active Interface Shoe expands your world of personal digital video recording.

Super SteadyShot®: Controls and steadies a high range of shake and vibration frequencies when zooming in on the subject from a distance. Super SteadyShot image stabilization ensures your digital home videos come out with an advanced level of smoothness.

Super NightShot™ plus: The advanced slow shutter system works beyond basic infrared recording, replacing dark, green-lit images with vibrant colour. By eliminating residual images or ghost trails, Super NightShot plus creates amazing still images and high-action video.

STAMINA™ Battery Power System: Provides up to 8 hours of continuous recording on a complete charge using the optional NP-FH100 Rechargeable Battery Pack

Plus More Great Features:

  • Easy Handycam® Button
  • 16:9 Wide Colour Viewfinder (123K)
  • Start/Stop Button on LCD Frame
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 Connectivity
  • Wide Select Button
  • Manual Lens Cover
  • Multi-Language Operation