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Sony DCR-TRV260 8mm Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV260 8mm Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the durability and zoom. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability and battery.

price, usability, portability, zoom, durability

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV260 8mm Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV260 8mm Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV260 8mm Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the battery and durability are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good opinions.

price, portability, usability, durability, battery

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV260 Digital8 Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical ZoomSony DCRTRV260 Digital8 Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Bassett (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV260 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

Sony's DCR-TRV260 Digital8 camcorder has many of the bells and whistles found on Sony's HC20 and HC30 but the cost is significantly less-$349.99 MSRP. Digital8 isn't a bad option if you're on a budget, and want a lot of camcorder for lowest price, and...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Sony DCR TRV260

 

Sony DCR TRV260 is a Digital8 Handycam Camcorder with a 20x Optical Zoom.

Who says you can't afford digital? Sony DCR TRV260 Digital8 Handycam camcorder gives you digital recording at an analog price. It features a huge 20X optical zoom lens, a big 2.5" SwivelScreen LCD display and the NightShot Plus zero-light recording...

Consumer review by: tarahm226 (epinions.com)

Sooo easy to use

 

My husband and I received this camcorder as a Christmas gift when we were expecting our first child. We literally opened it christmas morning and started using it immediately. It is very user friendly. Also you can use many different brands of DVDs...

User-friendly, You can usually find it on sale at Best Buy or Target, conveniant

Price if not on sale, however it is worth it, battery life span

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: vcfish (pricegrabber.com)

Good camera for the price

 

Overall, a great camera for the money.

Simple to use. Offers many of the best features.

Battery life after recharging is weak.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: skivail99 (epinions.com)

Mostly Good

 

Noisy

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: mongerama (epinions.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV260 Digital-8 Digital Camcorder

 

affordable,takes a nice picture

useless software,only viewable on LCD screen that i can tell

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: kamnet (epinions.com)

Tough enough for a pro wrestler, easy enough for your 6 year old!

 

As some of you may know, I work in the rough-and-tumble world of professional wrestling as a photographer. I've had more requests this year for getting video of wrestlers. Sometimes the wrestlers can provide you with a camera, but most of the time they...

Chock full of features for an affordable price

The included software leaves something to be desired

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: kamnet (epinions.com)

Tough enough for a pro wrestler, easy enough for your 6 year old!

 

Chock full of features for an affordable price!

The included software leaves something to be desired.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: vinn_25 (epinions.com)

Great Camera

 

connections allow you to connect to almost any other device

can't take digital picturesSony Software not great,try Microsoft Movie maker instead

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: ktk3438 (epinions.com)

Can't Believe I Waited So Long To Buy One!

 

As my old G.E full sized VHS camcorder began to show it's age & weight, I decided to look for a nice small camcorder to use without breaking my back using it for more than 20 minutes of use. I was shopping around, and looked at Best Buy to see what ...

Cost, picture/sound quality, ease of use

Needs brighter light

Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

Who says you can't afford digital? Sony's DCR-TRV260 Digital8 Handycam camcorder gives you digital recording at an analog price. It features a huge 20X optical zoom lens, a big 2.5" SwivelScreen LCD display and the NightShot Plus zero-light recording system, all in a stylish, ultra-compact design. It even includes USB streaming capabilities, which transforms your camcorder into a webcam. Best of all, it records digitally on inexpensive 8mm and Hi8 video tapes, making it the perfect camcorder for anyone stepping up from analog.

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):125min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.9in
Height:3.9in
Weight:2lbs
Width:3.3in

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:Vertical
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV260
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
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix
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:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / White fader
Digital Zoom:990
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