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Sony DCR-TRV350 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV350 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and portability are overall positive. The image quality and price also get good comments. Some have doubts about the memory and battery, and reviews about the connectivity and reliability are mixed.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV350 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV350 Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the viewfinder and size. The image quality and price also get good feedback. The battery and reliability get less positive views, and views are divided on the usability.

portability, price, image quality, size, viewfinder

reliability, battery

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV350 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Memory Stick capabilities & RemoteSony DCRTRV350 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Memory Stick capabilities & Remote

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Sony DCR-TRV350 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders


The Sony DCR-TRV350 is Sony's highest end Digital8 camcorder selling for around $500. The DCR-TRV350 includes a small CCD which means that it produces pretty disappointing video images and low light performance. The DCR-TRV350 is an upgraded model over...

May, 2004

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Sony DCR-TRV350 Camcorder First Impressions Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders


The second of the two Digital8 camcorders which Sony announced at the 2003 international CES was the DCR-TRV350. Besides reducing the Digital8 line by more than 50%, from five camcorders to just two, my first impressions say that the DCR-TRV350 is a...

Jan, 2003

Expert review by: D. Eric Franks (

Digital8 Camcorder Review: Sony DCR-TRV350


Sony announced no less than fourteen new camcorders at CES 2003. They group into a few clusters of related cameras with varying feature sets at varying prices. While this may seem a bit overwhelming at first, this shotgun strategy almost guarantees...

A/D transcoding and pass-through ; Flexible feature set ; Inexpensive

Microphone jack with no headphone jack ; Performance ; Tested Horizontal Resolution: 395 lines

One other feature that we really liked was the electronic anamorphic 16:9 widescreen mode, not to be confused with the fake 16:9 framing created by simply cropping the top and bottom of the frame. Video shot in this mode will look very nice when played...

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: PaytonByrd (

The super-duper-not-going-to-break-the-budget-camera-for-all


Convert analog to digital. Great picture. Very low motor noi

Heavy, power hungry, and 8mm can only store 1 hour of digita

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: Gigi (

Overall good camera not a good picture quality


Many options for a digital camera overall a good investment

Play back video clip from memory stick, picture is very poor

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: Mike "M:\>" (

Excellent for any dv guy, starting out!


Excellent Value, Analogue 8mm support, Analogue Line In, etc

Rubbish Quality 1394 cover, lens cap = fall off easily! :-)

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: jun tuan (

good enough vs others for the price


packed features not avail. in other cams, reasonable pricing

still camera is blurry & has poor quality resolution

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: Dave (

A Good Buy


Excellent Features such as Super Night Shot & USB Streaming

Grainy Still Photos captured off film or live.

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Sony is Sony


quality picture and easy to use

less than 1Mpix still immage

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Great features, one negative.


Excellent features and picture.

VERY poor microphone.

May, 2003

Product Specifications

With all the features packed into the DCR-TRV350, you won't believe how affordable Sony makes it to share your photos and videos with friends and family. This Digital8 Handycam camcorder includes USB streaming, a remarkable feature that allows you to turn your camcorder into a video conferencing tool or webcam simply by plugging it into the USB port of your PC. Plus, no need to worry about cables or more connections - you can take great digital still photos on a Memory Stick media to share your favorite moments with friends and family, using its Memory Stick Media slot. (Memory Stick media sold separately).

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):105min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


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
Resolution:Standard Definition


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


Color:Black / Silver

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)


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Horizontal wipe / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random
Digital Video Format:MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD