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Sony CCDTRV108 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5 inch LCD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Sony CCDTRV108 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5 inch LCD. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the battery and portability are overall positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCDTRV108 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5 inch LCD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Sony CCDTRV108 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5 inch LCD from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCDTRV108 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCDSony CCDTRV108 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD

Mar, 2018

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My wife and I purchased a Sony TRV-108 video camera new in February 2003 for $249.00. We used the re ...


Life expectancy 45 Minutes

Jun, 2003

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My First Camcorder


light, simple to use, relatively cheap, lots of everyday features, good battery life

video quality not top of the line, can't plug it into computer out of box

Jan, 2003

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Super low priced camcorder!


This is a super buy. We were looking for something very affordable yet something that had some features. This has lots of excellent features for any amateur and is very easy to use and easy to handle. I love the lcd screen instead of having to use the...

Lightweight, Easy to use, Lots of features, great affordable price


Nov, 2002

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This is a super value.


Overall, my experience with this product has been excellent. I have enjoyed using it for over a year now, and it hasn’t given me one problem (that’s Sony quality for you). It’s been on several vacations, and it records the memories quite well, and it’s...

Great quality movies, long battery life, very excellent design


Oct, 2002

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Sony CCD-TRV108 - GREAT Buy


I just purchased the Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV Hi8 Camcorder, and am truly amazed by it. This camera uses the HiBand 8mm format, which is a wonderful quality.

Compact, lightweight, very useful Options, Cheap Price

none really

Jul, 2002

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Handy Cam


This is an ok cam corder. It gets the job done. Not many extras. No usb.

Great Zoom, apmle battery life

no usb connection, no snapshots

May, 2002

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Great Video, Memory Stick, Photos NEED flash


We bought this prior to the birth of our son. I looked at several different digital video cameras and came to the conclusion that this one would be most useful for us.

Memory Stick, Picture Quality

Need flash for dark room

Dec, 2000

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Sony DCR-TRV10


Product: Sony DCR-TRV10, Mini DV Format Video Camera

many features, good quality video


Nov, 2000

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anolog in/out, beautiful piece of design


first of all, it's from sony. so expect beautiful design and perfect presicion built quality. movie quality is great for a non-professional model, zeiss lens rocks. the still images does not really stand out, and lots of times fuzzy, but good enough...

anology in/out, compact, confortable

digital still is fussy. small lens diameter, hard to find filters

Sep, 2000

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Great for Vacations


Having used the Sony DCR-TRV10 camcorder for about a year I've seen that the quality of Sony dv camcorders is much better than any other brand. This camera has all the features that you'd need to do anything. It's size is bigger than that of the JVC...

Memory Stick, Manual Controls, Video In Record, Very good quality video

Lens size isn't standard making it almost impossible to find lenses or adapters

Aug, 2000

Product Specifications

Keep your memories alive in full color, excellent detail and great quality sound with Sony's CCD-TRV108 Handycam Camcorder. It features the popular Hi8 format that makes your videos look and sound incredibly real. The 2.5" Vision LCD screen swivels so you can always see what you're recording. Sony's Easy Dubbing function makes recording to your VCR and adding titles to your videos simple - just press the Easy Dub button! You can record up to 15 hours on one battery charge for school plays, family reunions and wedding receptions where you don't want to miss a moment. NightShot even lets you capture an image when there's virtually no light at all. Make your memories last forever with Sony's CCD-TRV108 Handycam.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):15hour(s)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


Color of product:Grey

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.5

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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


Country Kits:Canada / United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam CCD

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):270000
Optical sensor size:1/6
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:2.04 - 40.8
Digital Zoom:460
Filter size:1.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):2.04 - 40.8
Focal length range (f-f):0.142 - 2.83
Lens Aperture:F/1.4-2.9
Max Focal Length:72mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:250Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix
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

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.4 - 2.9
Audio Output:1
Manual focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.8
Video out:1

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
Microphone in: No
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/4000

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto