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Sony DCR-TRV265

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV265. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

size, battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV265 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-TRV265

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV265 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the battery.

price, usability, portability, image quality, zoom

battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV265E Digital CamcorderSony DCR-TRV265E Digital Camcorder

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: ir4waw (ciao.com)

camcorder for beginners

 

Sony has been updating various Digital8 Handycams with the DCR-TRV265, which will provide users with their first experience using a digital camcorder and video editing on a PC. Offering a selection of new and interesting with the same upgrade path to...

simple, cheap, easy to perform editing

use of tapes as storage media

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: rajufarhad123 (ciao.com)

it is very convenient.

 

Very cheap. i have a Sony Handycamcamera .so i can share my picture with me and my family. i also share my picture with my friends. ... Read review

Good video quality

None

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: goodfellaship (epinions.com)

How This Camera Is Better!

 

probly have a long life ive owned mine for 2 years,Works with both xp osx

big tapes,quite a big camera not too big though,photo's are not brillient.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: frederick (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV265

 

Purchased to replace Hi 8 model as i had many recorded tapes not copied. Unfortunatly this digital model will not play standard 8mm recordings as was sugested in the shop.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Nicholas (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV265

 

MY SONY TRV 265 IS AROUND 8 YEARS OLD (WHEN .THEY FIRST CAME OUT IN THE UK). THE QUALITY OF IMAGE OF A 0.5 MP STILL, AND RELATED VIDEO QUALITY (LONG BEFORE HD (640 X 480?), ARE INCREDIBLE. FOR HOME &/OR ART PROJECT (AMATEUR) VIDEOS, EXTREMELY VERSATILE...

CONSIDERING IT WAS SMALLER THAN MOST CAMS AT THE TIME (A LTTLE LARGE TODAY) & THAT HD TECHNOLOGY & HARD DRIVES WERE TO COME , I WOULD BE BEING PITHY, MOANING.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: hanif (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV265

 

new laptops does not have I-link jack. How to save video recodings?

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Abdurrahman (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV265

 

I am happy with my web cam. Its easy to use and gives good quality.

It is large in size. I cannot use it with my WINDOWS 7 PC to transfer. I find it most irritating. No sony manual says how to connect to my PC using iLink cable.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: dino (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV265

 

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Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Guest user (productreview.com.au)

OK

 

Pros - It was the cheapest sony handycam at the time. Easy to use. Cons - Uses 8mm tapes. These are getting expensive as sony seem to be the only company using the digital 8 format. Overall - I'm happy with mine. It got me through a video editing unit...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Guest user (productreview.com.au)

Terrible

 

After having experienced Sony's current poor quality and shocking customer service, I will never be buying a Sony product again.

Nothing sufficient to counter the poor quality.

Sony equipment simply isn't the quality it used to be. It is pretty much guaranteed to break as soon as the warranty period ends, and when it does Sony will leave you high and dry. The warranty period is only one year, which is really indicative of the...

Aug, 2005
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Product Specifications

The DCR-TRV265 offers an opportunity to create your own movies fast and easy. It comes bundled with Picture Package, doing away with the need for complex video editing software on the computer. It also includes a software application that can burn footage to the popular VCD format as well as DV-IN, a function which allows video edited on a PC to be recorded back to tape. The DCR-TRV265 - making movie creation truly simple.

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:NP-FM30

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:4
Playback zoom:N
Playback zoom (max):N
Webcam capability: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display Resolution:123000

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

Flash

Built-in flash:N

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV265/TRV265E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.54

Lens System

Digital Zoom:990
Focal length range (f-f):0.0984 - 1.97
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.4
Max Focal Length:50mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:20
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 (Super Steady Shot)

Other Features

Flash:N
Focus:Auto / Manual
I/O ports:Audio Out, i.LINK (DV) In/Out, S-Video Out, USB Terminal, Video Out\n
Lens system:Sony
Power Requirements:AC-L15

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Package\n

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/50-1/4000

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.94
Height:3.86
Weight:27.5 / 31.4
Width:3.35