The Sony DCR-DVD610 is a very basic, budget camcorder. If you‘re looking for a camcorder for vacation footage or babies first steps this is your camcorder. But if you’re looking to start a hobby, this camcorder does not suffice. However at a cool $499.00 MSRP, it’s pretty inexpensive, thus the lack of features. Safe to say this aimed at the thrifty demographic of shoppers.
• Option of storing video on Memory Stick or DVD
• Face Index
With this camera being a budget style camera you can guess it is a bit short on the high-end features. However this camera does allow for two different types of storage, the Memory Stick or just a regular old DVD, which can be found to be very useful for the times that you are DVD-less. While recording your video onto the memory stick it will hold one hour of footage per four gigabytes.
The face index is a nifty feature that will capture faces that are in the certain footage/clip and it will put those faces as the thumbnail picture for future playback. So if you are looking for footage of a Certain event or person, it will be much more easily found.
The camcorder felt very comfortable, your hand will fit right into the strap with ease and hold it with ease. The buttons were all placed well on the camera and none in awkward places, like you sometimes find.
Summary of Reviews
The reviews that can be found on the internet give this camcorder great marks for what they expected from it. At a lower price for a camcorder you get what you pay for, and for most people that are looking to buy this camcorder, that’s all they want/need.
When doing a review you must take into account that when buying one you must not expect too much if you’re not paying too much, good rule of thumb. So if you’re looking for a budget camcorder without dipping deep into your pockets, can’t go wrong here.