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Sony CCD-TRV318

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Sony CCD-TRV318. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The size and price also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Comments are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, size, portability, battery

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD-TRV318 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony CCD-TRV318

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Sony CCD-TRV318 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and zoom are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the image quality.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCDTRV318 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Steady ShotSony CCDTRV318 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Steady Shot

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: sateesh (shopzilla.com)

Please dont buy

 
Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Pretty Decent Camera

 

Great camera for the price ; feature packed

NO FireWire port on mine. . .big minus for computer nerd

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: paulrosenthal (shopzilla.com)

Great Camcorder!

 
Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: alize83222 (epinions.com)

IF YOU OWN THIS..READ THIS PLEASE!

 

handy little cam, nice lcd display, compact

recall on CCD

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: plparsons (epinions.com)

Good value for the money

 

After getting married, my wife and I decided that it would be a great idea to invest in getting the Sony CCD-TRV 318 camcorder since it would be great to record our ongoing memories through our life together. When we figured out that we didn't have ...

Many options, low cost, ease of use

Older technology

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: schreibf (pcphotoreview.com)

Sony CCD-TRV318

 
Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: imadad2 (epinions.com)

Best analog camera there is.

 

This is my first camcorder purchase, and since Grandma and Grandpa are not in the computer age, I saw no point in going digital. After reading all kinds of reviews and asking family and friends, this camera kept coming up in the conversations. After s ...

Small, plenty of features, night shot, good battery, and zoom

Lighting problems, Instructions, no Hi8 tape included, and sound

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: highlander2000 (epinions.com)

Nice Hi8 camcorder. But MiniDV is gonna take over.

 

My dad started to be embarrassed by recording movies on his his 10 year old Magnavox full size VHS camcorder. He could be confused for a local news reporter with that 10 lb. behemoth and its pathetic NiMH battery. But its quality was darn good for a...

Small, nice style, good standard battery, pretty good recording

MiniDV's are taking over. This model is also a bit overpriced

May, 2003

Product Specifications

Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its music, motion picture, television, computer entertainment, and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony's CCD-TRV318 Handycam camcorder, with a built-in video light and SteadyShot picture stabilization system, makes it a snap to take great-looking videos that you'll want to keep and share. And you won't believe how affordable it is - with its extra large 2-1/2" Color SwivelScreen LCD that lets you see what you're shooting with ease, and other advanced features that make it easy for you to show off your creativity!

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.8in
Height:4in
Weight:1.8lbs
Width:3.5in

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

Header

Country Kits:Canada / United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV318
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:200Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix
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 / Video8
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD