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Sony CCD-TRV308 Hi-8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Sony CCD-TRV308 Hi-8. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD-TRV308 Hi-8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Sony CCD-TRV308 Hi-8 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the battery and price. The image quality and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, usability, image quality, price, battery


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony CCDTRV308 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5"LCD and Video Light

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: jeanna (

Great camera!

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: mart (

Good Overall Product

Dec, 2002

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Consumer review by: Diane Wellman (

Sony CCD-TRV308 Hi-8

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: hannahmont (

Have fun with your Handycam!


I have had this camera for about four months now and I have really enjoyed my time with it. It's an excellent choice for families or single people who can't afford more but still want a small, "handy" camcorder to capture memories on tape.

affordable, good quality picture, night vision, battery charges quickly

short battery life, zooming out angle not wide enough

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: jproland (

Great middle priced videocamera


I take this thing everywhere with me. It's been to sandy islands off the Georgia coast, out in the snow and rain in Massachusetts, and is used often. The video quality is excellent, and the zoom is impressive. I know some other models have a longer...

Small, great video quality, good battery life, color LCD screen rules, good zoom, NIGHTVISION

Nothing really, for the price that's why I bought it, I liked everything

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: abuelreem (

Very well built camcorder by SONY.


I recently bought a Sony CCD-TRV308 Hi8 Camcorder.So far so good.I have been a Sony fan for a long time,because Japanese products are known to last forever and are very well built.e.g. Toyota,Honda,Nissan etc..Back to the Camcorder,It comes with a ...

A lot of effects,its a SONY.Easy to use

Short battery life.kind of bulky

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: finalentry (

Now we can focus on family.


We have wanted a camcorder for some time now, and finally decided to go ahead. The options and features out there are formidable.

Affordable, high quality, entry level camcorder with everything you need. Excellent Value

Batteries are pricey, wide angle could be wider

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: danieljackson (

Nice Hi 8mm Camcorder


It's easy to be confused by what's out there now in camcorders. VHS-C, Hi 8, Digital 8, mini DV etc. I picked the Hi 8 format because the picture quality is good and the price was reasonable for what we are using it for. We are not currently...

Easy to operate good resolution, 0 lux infrared mode

Not a high end digital quality picture Cannot use VCR tape adapter to play

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: jasonbopp (

Nice video camera!


I got this camera as a self-purchase about a year ago. Since then I have recorded everything on many trips me and my friends have been on. Recording is so easy with this little camera, and it's so light it can be carried almost anywhere.

Great video camera... nice video, nice sound, great features

Cant watch videos with a VCR, must have video plugs on TV

Dec, 2002

Product Specifications

With features like 2.5" Swivelscreen LCD, SteadyShot picture stabilization, NightShot 0 lux rating, titling, and fader effects, this Hi8 camcorder will become your new best friend. SteadyShot picture stabilization eliminates shaky recording during zoom usage or throughout recording, and the NightShot feature lets you record in low- or even no- light conditions. Zoom into the action with the 20x Optical/460x Digital zoom. Add to the fun with 8 picture effects and 6 program auto exposure modes!