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Sony Handycam DCR TRV285

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV285. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are generally positive. The durability and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the size and viewfinder, and views are divided on the price.

portability, usability, durability, design, reliability

battery, control panel, viewfinder, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR TRV285 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCR TRV285

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV285 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and price. The durability and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size and battery.

portability, usability, durability, price, reliability

control panel, viewfinder, battery, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV285E Handycam Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV285E Handycam Digital8 Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR TRV285

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV285 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Some have doubts about the price.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV 285E PAL CamcorderSony DCR-TRV 285E PAL Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV285E

 

easy cam is great. great weight for hols

Reviewer left no comment

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

This new Sony Digital8 camcorder provides all the advantages of digital movie making. The DCR-TRV285E is well suited to first time camcorder owners. Suitable for a first Digital Handycam user, the Sony DCR-TRV285E camcorder allows you to enjoy all the advantages of digital recording. There's an i.LINK connection for digital video editing on a PC or to copy footage to a DVD recorder, as well as USB for Web streaming purposes. PRODUCT FEATURES: 2nd Start / Stop REC button on LCD frame; 2nd zoom button on LCD frame.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FM30

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/6''

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:1.8lbs
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:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV285E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/50
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000

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:16:9 / 4:3

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
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD