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Sony DCR TRV 140

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 140. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the color and battery. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 140 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR TRV 140

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 140 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the zoom and portability. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

price, image quality, usability, portability, zoom

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV140 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV140 Digital8 Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR TRV 140

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 140 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the color.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

color

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV140 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Video Light & USB StreamingSony DCRTRV140 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Video Light & USB Streaming

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV140 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV140 is the low end model of the Sony Digital8 lineup with a street price around $500. Although it is an inexpensive alternative to digital camcorders, the Sony has fallen behind other manufacturers in included features on bottom level...

Mar, 2002

Consumer review by: tulu (shopzilla.com)

an average camcorder

 

Very much user friendly.

No DV in.Nightshots are poor coloured.

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: Loren cristina (shopzilla.com)

Sony DCR-TRV140

 

Pros: Great camera, lots of features, easy to use.

Battery does not last as long as promised

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: Rene (shopzilla.com)

PROS, watch out for these

 

Nice features

No backward compatibility, poor light, poor microphone

May, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Sony is sneaky

 

Good picture quality, image stabilization works well.

NOT COMPATABLE W/ ANALOG 8MM TAPES. Sony sneaks this by you

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: ayman (shopzilla.com)

this camera record a date

 

good quality

none

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Digital replacement for 8mm

 

Great, feature packed, video quality, Hi8mm tape less costly

Battery life - like all others

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Love my Sony

 

Easy to use, compact, clear video, great zoom

locating zoom button when shooting, cost of spare battery

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

really neat, BUT...

 

hmm stumped

you would think you could record time and date, right? WRONG

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: Adrian Chow Jia Yao (shopzilla.com)

Damm, this is good !

 

User friendly, lots of function, reasonable price.

A little bulky & heavy.

Dec, 2002

Product Specifications

Digital brilliance that really goes anywhere. Sony's Digital8 uses exactly the same compression and editing protocol as DV, making the commonly available and familiar 8mm format compatible with digital technology. Your 8mm tapes can now become storage media for what is the future of audio/video: Digital. The DCR-TRV140E also comes with a 20x optical (560x digital) zoom, Super SteadyShot image stabilization and USB video streaming, allowing you to film in fantastic Sony digital quality.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):110min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.8in
Height:4in
Weight:2lbs
Width:3.5in

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 / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

General Features

3D: No
Format:Digital 8
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV140/TRV140E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4-2.9
Max Focal Length:72mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Gray / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:290Kpix/350Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix/540Kpix
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

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random/Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / Slide wipe
Digital Zoom:560
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail/Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Old Movie / Still / Trail
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD