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Sony DCR-TRV245

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV245. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the memory and durability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

reliability, durability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV245 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-TRV245

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV245 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 image quality. The design and portability also get good comments. Many are critical about the durability, and opinions are divided on the price.

usability, portability, design, image quality, zoom

durability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV245 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV245 Digital8 Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV245

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV245 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the battery and portability are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good views. The memory and durability get less positive reviews.

price, usability, image quality, portability, battery

durability, memory

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV250 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, USB Streaming and RemoteSony DCRTRV250 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, USB Streaming and Remote

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: maxy (shopzilla.com)

Great picture need help transfer

 

yes great pictures easy to record

I still havent been able to transfer from computer to cd.

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: guinness (shopzilla.com)

Not confusing!! User friendly!!

 

PERFECTeasy + cheap for the beginer looking to have some fun

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: Mike (shopzilla.com)

Decent buy for digital around $200 bucks

 

200 great price, excellent video quality, Night vision cool

Tape makes whinny noise (not recorded though)

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: geir ralle (shopzilla.com)

this camera you can bye folks.

 

great pictures.

none yet!! :=)

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Great camera for the money

 

Great Digitl camera for the price

Movie editing software sucks - no hi8 playback

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Great Camera For Price Paid

 

Has all the features of the TRV350 minus the memory stick

None so far

May, 2003

Consumer review by: Steveo987 (pricegrabber.com)

Sony DCR-TRV250 Digital8 Camcorder

 

i use this camera for filing skaters, desert stuff, and a lot of other pointless stuff.

Vary cheap, good starter camera, FIREWIRE and USB

not the greatest image possible, NEEDS A BETTER LIGHT

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: bjwaldron (pricegrabber.com)

Sony DCR-TRV250 Digital8 Camcorder

 

This is my third Sony camcorder in thirteen years, and it is the lowest end of their product line that I have ever purchased.

Uses my old Hi-8 tapes ; so I don't need to start using yet another medium

Larger than the DV camcorders

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: anushrestha (pricegrabber.com)

Sony DCR-TRV250 Digital8 Camcorder

 

I received the product on time and it was in good condition.

NA

NA

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: jaspreet20 (pricegrabber.com)

Sony DCR-TRV250 Digital8 Camcorder

 

I was searching for a camcroder and came across this on sonystyle.

Extremely Low Price, Good night coverage..

Haven't found one.

Mar, 2004

Product Specifications

Sony developed Digital8 from its expertise derived from Hi8, the most successful analog video format ever - invented by Sony. No other digital video format will allow you to make recordings in full digital quality (bit by bit the same as DV's) on your analog tapes, which will even save you cost for buying tapes. Some Digital8 Handycam camcorders even allow to play back and digitize your analog footage - it will be like a fresh breeze in your archive to remaster and save it for generations.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):115min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
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/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

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV245/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:350Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution: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

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
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