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Sony DCR TRV 315

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the value for money.

image quality, usability, design, portability, zoom

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 315 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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SUPERFUN - a WiNNiNG CaMCoRDeR !!!

 

Digital is the way to go...SoNY has made a WONDERFUL cam! Sell your old Video-8 or VHS-C Camcorder on Ebay and put the $50 towards this SUPERFUN CamCorder. This cam straps your hand right in and fits very snugly and it is LIGHT to HOLD. Unlike your...

DiGiTaL FIREWood Computer Interface - EDiTiNG

The SCREEN is on the SIDE - it SHOULD be on the BACK

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A digital camera too? Read this.

 

If you are looking for a camcorder for taking personal videos and for taking decent still pictures and sending them over the Internet, you really must consider the Sony DCR-TRV315. The combination of features and image quality makes it a sure hit for...

Great Picture quality, nice LCD screen

Still pictures not the best. That's about it.

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NEW SONY TRV320 - WOWZERS!

 

Obviously since this camera doesn't even have it's own category yet you know it's hot off the press! It's a keeper!

light weight, zoom is nice, easy to use

a little pricey

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Nurturing Your Inner Blair Witch

 

However you may feel about the movie, any amateur with a camcorder aspires to making something which people can sit through, maybe even enjoy. Meaning people other than those who were in the home video itself.

reliable to use, clear and attractive video, lightweight, hotshoe capability

not meant to replace a digital still camera

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Score one for Sony

 

Sony's line of digital video cameras are perfect for any anyone who wants to have quality home movies. The main reason for buying a digital video camera is because of the improved picture quality. There are no little lines at the bottom of video filmed...

Good Picture quality

Not as amazing as advertised

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What price would you pay to capture memories?

 

What do you get the man who has everything? My husband already has a beautiful wife <>, an even more beautiful son, power tools spilling out of the garage, and all sorts of gadgets and gizmos. Yet, I wanted to get my husband...

Digital camera plus handycam, great sound and images

Expensive batteries

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Perfect Digital Camcorder

 

Sony really has made a great camera in the DCR-TRV315. I have had

great durability

on the expensive side

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Replaces 3 Cameras

 

I bought my Sony DCR-TRV 315 because I was tired of lugging a digital still camera, 35mm camera and 8mm camcorder everywhere I went. I can now use the camcorder to perform the functions of each. I use the Sony digital to capture still pictures using...

Battery Life - Versatility of Imaging

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It's a Great Match

 

The Sony DCR-TRV315 is a great replacement for my old Sony 8 camcorder. It is still compatible with all my old tapes, yet I now have the ability to Edit my tapes with an IMac DV computer via firewire. The battery is the smart variety which indicates...

8 mil compatible, Digital Editing

Size

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More for Your Money

 

The Sony DCR-TRV 315 is in my opinion the best digital/8mm hybrid available. As the cost of Digital Video Camcorders continues to steadily drop, this camcorder is definately worth the money spent. I originally purchased this camcorder to record my...

Easy to use, superior quality

Cassette recording time limited to 60 minutes

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