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Sony CCD-TR818 Hi8mm Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the viewfinder and battery. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD-TR818 Hi8mm Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Sony CCD-TR818 Hi8mm Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the size and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony CCD-TR818 Hi8mm CamcorderSony CCD-TR818 Hi8mm Camcorder

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Enjoy the simplicity of Sony Worry-Free Recording with Sony's new Hi8 Handycam Camcorder! Features include Hi8 Video Recording as well as 20X Optical / 460 Digital Zoom, and an Advanced Color Viewfinder. Record until all hours of the night using Sony NightShot 0-Lux infrared system. Add the benefits of SteadyShot Picture Stabilization, then watch and listen as this Sony camcorder delivers superior picture and sound quality at an affordable price. Be the first to buy the best from Sony!

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam CCD

Lens System

Max Focal Length:72mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:320Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader
Digital Zoom:460
Media Type:Hi8 / Video8
Special Effects:Black & White / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD