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Sony DCR-TRV 250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 250. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and image quality are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good opinions. There are some critical comments about the memory, and reviews are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV 250 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 250

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 250 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and battery. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, portability, battery, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV250 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV250 Digital8 Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV 250

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 250 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the durability. The reliability is also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the image quality and memory.

portability, reliability, durability

price, memory, image quality

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam DCR-TRV250 Studio - Camcorder - 540 Kpix - optical zoom: 20 x - Digital8Sony Handycam DCR-TRV250 Studio - Camcorder - 540 Kpix - optical zoom: 20 x - Digital8

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV250 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Digital8 Sony DCR-TRV250 is currently the least expensive digital camcorder available, with a small price tag of just $400. The DCR-TRV250 doesn't produce amazing video quality or have great low light performance. The camcorder also doesn't have a...

May, 2004

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV250 Camcorder First Impressions Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV250 Digital8 camcorder is only one of the two new Digital8 models Sony plans to announce this year. It is the lower of the two models. I was able to many initial impressions about the newly announced camcorder at the Consumer...

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: jjooddii77 (viewpoints.com)

VERY EASY TO USE ”

 

very easy to use this camcorder - my 4 year old shoots videos all the time.  it's very durable and compact.  Only thing I wish it had was a night vision mode.  Other then that it's as good as the digital camcorder I paid 3 times as much for.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: napakas1 (viewpoints.com)

60 Gb what else can you say ”

 

The

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Lor63 (viewpoints.com)

Enjoyable ”

 

I just love to camcord my family and grandson. This makes it so much more enjoyable.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: sunshiny (epinions.com)

Mediocre for Sony

 

I saved up for a long time to purchase this camera after I had my daughter. I wanted to make sure I would catch her first steps. I would have preferred a dvd camcorder but at that time they were too expensive. I chose Sony because they are a leading...

Battery life, ease of use, light

Blurry, Hard to transfer to HD, Bad focus, Big and heavy

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: dara111700 (viewpoints.com)

Small and easy to use with lots of features. ”

 

I have had this camcorder for a long while now and the only complaint that I have is the battery life.  I did not like the software that came with the item becuase it did not creat good quality CD to play in the DVD player on my TV.  But the quality of...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: averettmom (epinions.com)

Was great until it died.

 

We bought the SONY DCR-TRV250 because it was the nicest camcorder we could find in our price range. We also liked that it was a Sony, which my husband said has a good reputation. The camcorder was easy to use and light weight. Even a young kid ...

Compact size, great pictures/recordings, easy to use

Electronic failure after 3 years

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: averettmom (epinions.com)

Was great until it died.

 

Compact size, great pictures/recordings, easy to use.

Electronic failure after 3 years.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: macohead (epinions.com)

Decent Cheap Cam -Small Life

 

Manual Exposure.

Low Life Expectancy,Poor Low Light performance

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

The DCR-TRV250 delivers all the benefits of Digital8 recording quality in a smaller chassis. And with the USB streaming feature, you can turn your camcorder into a video conferencing tool or web cam. Stream live and recorded moving video to a PC via USB! Make your own digital-quality movies. Stream and share content. This remarkably value-priced unit delivers amazingly crisp and clear Digital8 video, which allows you to transfer video to your personal computer via its iLINK DV input/output (iLINK DV interface cable sold separately).

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FM30
Run Time (Up To):115min

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: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

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

General Features

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV250/TRV250 Studio
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

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

Optical Sensor

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

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD