Deals Direct - Sony Handycam Save $1000 off (original) RRP now $399 plus $9.95 shipping

28 March 2008

Seen elsewhere for $585. On dealsdirect for $399
$9.95 postage

Life is colourful. The Handycam DVD653 from Sony understands.
A feature rich compact-sized model with the option of surround sound recording by utilising an optional microphone accessory to create home movies with rich, full sound that captures the entire mood.

Super Charged
The Sony Handycam DCRDVD653 now features a 20x Optical Zoom Carl ZeissVario-Tessar lens that captures true-to-life images in high resolution, high contrast and with outstanding colour reproduction. This is one unit that can cover all of your photo and video capture needs.

Simple Convenience
Take high quality digital stills and video that records directly to DVD for easy copying, distribution and viewing on any DVD enabled device. Take the DVD653 on holiday without worrying about transfering the files to computer once you fill a memory card-- all you need are blank DVDs!

Easy going controls
Equipped with a 2.5" LCD touch screen display you can customise your settings on the move, with everything you need literally at your fingertips.

Super Nightshot Plus
Go where the action is. Never miss an event or celebration just because it's dark. Super Nightshot Plus allows you to capture high quality video in 0 lux light conditions so your memories are never one dimensional.

DealsDirect are offering this cutting edge Sony digital video recorder at a geniune $1000 off the MRRP. We think we've found you the bargain of the century-- cheaper than many standard digital still cameras-- and we couldn't be happier! If a digital video recorder has been out of your budget up to this point, we're turning the tables as a treat to you, so get in quick!

Features and Specifications:

Sony Handycam DCRDVD653 DVD Digital Video Recorder.
Compact, sleek and easy to use.
Records to DVD-R/-RW/+RW.
20x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens.
Beautiful, true to life video capture.
2.5" hybrid LCD touch screen.
Advanced HAD techology.
Electronic Super SteadyShot for crystal clear moving images.
14bit DXP.
Super night shot plus.
White balance: auto/outdoor/indoor/one push.
Spot meter.
Exposure control.
Automatic iris/gain control.
Built-in stereo microphone.
Battery infor and recording time indicator.
Backlight compensation.
Playback zoom.
Wind position.
Automatic / manual focus.
TV type select and multi language operation.
Movie mode:
Variable bit rate movie recording.
Colour slow shutter.
16:9 recording.
Dolby AC3 2ch: recording / playback.
Dolby AC3 5.1ch down mix playback..
Mic reference level.
Line-in REC.
Still mode:
640x480 (fine, standard).
Progressive shutter recording (still mode).
Exif 2.2.
Slideshow playback.
Image delete/review.
Playback zoom.
USB terminal.
Video in/out (via multi AV).
Active interface accessory shoe.
Zoom: 800x / 40x digital, 20x optical.
F: 1.8 - 3.1.
f (focal distance) 2.3 - 46mm.
f (35mm conversion): 44-880mm.
Filter diameter: 30mm.
CCD: 1/6" interlace 800,000 pixels / movie/still mode: 400,000 pixels effective.
Minimum illumination: 5 lux (0 lux with super night shot plus).
Shutter speed: auto 1/3-1/3500.
Program AE modes: 6.
Fader functions: 4.
Digital picture effects: 2.
Picture effects: 4.
LCD: 2.5" 123,200 pixel.
Colour viewfinder.
Weight: 440g without battery/tape.
Dimensions (WxHxD): 57 x 87 x 131mm.
Approximate recording capacity (single sided 8cm 1.4GB):
Movie mode on DVD-RW/R+RW:
HQ avg. 9mbps: 20 min.
SP avg. 6mbps: 30 min.
LP avg. 3mbps: 60 min.
Sill mode DVD-RW/R+RW:
Fine: 5100 pictures.
Standard: 8100 pictures.
Approx. continuous recording time (LCD off):
NPFP30: not recommended.
NPFP50: 90 min.
NPFP70: 190 min.
NPFP90: 345 min.
Supplied accessories:
DVD-R disc,
AV cable.
Litium battery.
AC adaptor.
Remote commander.
USB cable.
Cleaning cloth.
Shoulder strap.
Wrist strap.
Clock lthium (installed).
Shoe cover. (detachable).
Picture package/USB driver.
Manufacturer's Recommended Retail Price*: $1399.00.
DealsDirect Price: Only $399.00 + $9.95 Shipping (Australia-wide flat rate).
At this price, you'd better hurry! They're sure to sell out fast!

12 Month Manufacturer's Warranty

This item is backed by a superb 12 month warranty from the manufacturer. The manufacturer will provide all warranty support directly to the customer. Please note does not accept any unauthorised returns for these items. For assistance with warranties and product returns, please visit our Customer Service Help Centre.

* The MRRP is the sale price suggested by the manufacturer or distributor of merchandise. To read more about MRRP, Click Here.


  • admin EDITOR
    you'll get the award for the longest deal post ever voteoften......:)
  • nod
    I was going to post this. I did some digging around and I think it is an old model ( the 610 is the replacement from memory) but this DD price is very good. Other retailers are looking for $500+ and you still get the 1 year warranty with this :) Hot vote from me :)
  • admin EDITOR
    I guess at $400 this might be alright as a toy - but am not sure its much else. Is now 3 years old and was considered entry level when it was released.
  • nod
    yeah it is old. and I can't find any reviews on it to give us an idea of what they are like either
  • mrdravid
    yeah it is old. and I can't find any reviews on it to give us an idea of what they are like either
    Try ]here or ]here.
  • lilpretzel
    you'll get the award for the longest deal post ever voteoften......:)
    It was even longer this morning donkey but I took some stuff out and added a pic. :)
  • nod
    Thanks Mrdavid. It gets 3 1/2 and 4 stars which is pretty good :) So looking like an even better bargain
  • lilpretzel
    Out Of Stock!
  • nod
    Well I guess it was popular enough :D Thanks Lilpretzel

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