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Sony CCD-TRV118 8mm Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Sony CCD-TRV118 8mm Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and battery are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD-TRV118 8mm Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Sony CCD-TRV118 8mm Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the size and battery. The portability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the image quality.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCDTRV118 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCDSony CCDTRV118 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Jim Tucker (

Sony CCD-TRV118


Camera worked for about 10 hours of recording, and then started having error code C:31:23, every time I tryed to use it. Sometimes I wouldn't get any errors but recently have in the middle of recording Beep, Beep, Beep. Frustrating!!!!! And Now I just...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: maryed93 (

Great Little Camcorder


We've had the Sony Hi-8 for several years now and have never had any problems with it. It is very simple to use and the buttons are clearly marked. My children even use it without any problems. The recording quality is good, although my new dvd ...

Easy to use, reasonable cost.

Need to transfer to DVD, hard to find to buy nowadays.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: faithr (

A Great Camcorder


My previous camcorder was a VHS-C. I wanted to upgrade to a model that had an lcd monitor and a light, but when I went shopping for one, I found that they really aren't in production anymore. I did find a couple of models, but in my opinion they didn't...

Good color and picture quality.Inexpensive.User friendly.

battery is charged in the camera, no separate charger

Sep, 2003

Product Specifications

Let Sony show you just how affordable a Handycam camcorder can be! With the CCD-TRV118, you get a great combination of Sony design, powerful features, and an unbelievably low price. It features a 2-1/2" SwivelScreen LCD with color viewfinder for accurate video framing that's easy on the eyes. It also includes the Nightshot 0 Lux system for precision recording, even in the dark! This camcorder comes with a built-in light, easy dubbing features and 20X optical/560X digital zoom.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):165min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam CCD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.4
Max Focal Length:50mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:200Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:320Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Stripe fader
Digital Zoom:560
Media Type:Hi8
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD