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Sony DCR-TRV 340

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 340. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the zoom and portability are on the whole positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated. Views are divided on the size. Many are less positive about the color and battery.

usability, image quality, price, portability, zoom

battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV 340 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-TRV 340

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 340 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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The zoom and usability also get good comments.

usability, zoom, portability, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV340 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV340 Digital8 Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV 340

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 340 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and durability. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the size.

usability, image quality, price, durability, portability

size

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV340 Digital8 Camcorder w/ 2.5" LCD USB Streaming, & Memory Stick capabilitySony DCRTRV340 Digital8 Camcorder w/ 2.5" LCD USB Streaming, & Memory Stick capability

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV340 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV340 is the lowest priced Digital8 camcorder that includes digital still capabilities with a street price around $700. Previously, I was a big fan of the DCR-TRV330 (this 340's older brother), however with this upgrade Sony has let the...

Mar, 2002

Consumer review by: raed (shopzilla.com)

HELP ME TO DOWNLOAD TAPE

 

I COULD DOWNLOAD STILL PIX

I COULDNT DOWNLOAD TAPE ON CD

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

Outstanding HandyCam

 

Easy to use, optical/digital zoom excellent, night shots

None

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: mattimor (shopzilla.com)

Flimsy...Even Warantee won't help.

 

None-Worthless paperweight

Worked one week. Main Board Replaced. Motor replaced

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: cjsulli (shopzilla.com)

Great little camera

 

Great image quality, zoom

grainy still pictures, clumsy power/feature button

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: Mark (shopzilla.com)

First Cam Man

 

Has a fairly easy learning curve, good size, 8mm and Hi8 com

clumsy on/off switch, my firewire port went out on me

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: scottneb (shopzilla.com)

More than I expected, in a good way.

 

Exellent camera for the money.

Memory Stick if pressed right will lunge from the camera

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: salil koodathingal (shopzilla.com)

JAI MATA DI - salil koodathingal - SONY TRV 340E

 

I could downloadn only the images/movies frm memory stick

I couldnt download the movies stored in the tape.

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: Juan CHulo (shopzilla.com)

The Best Camcorder

 

Good Quality , And Price

My Mother

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

A good starting cam, value for money

 

Cheap, Night view mode, Good beginner video camera

Some hum from built in mic, only moderate battery life

Feb, 2003

Product Specifications

The DCR-TRV340 makes it even easier to share your still images and videos with friends and family. Not only does this Digital8 Handycam Camcorder take exceptional-quality digital video, it also gives you the ability to take great digital still photos that you can quickly and easily transfer to your computer using the supplied Memory Stick Media or the built-in USB connection. The USB Image Capture Function lets you stream live and recorded images to your PC and send them through e-mail.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):100min

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
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.1in
Height:4in
Weight:2.2lbs/2lbs
Width:3.3in

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB

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:TRV340/TRV340E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.7
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:2.4mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Metallic silver/Black / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:290Kpix/400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix/800Kpix
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/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

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

Analog Video Format:PAL
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 / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail / Wipe/Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD