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Sony Handycam CCD-TRV608 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Sony Handycam CCD-TRV608 Hi-8 Analog 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. People really like the durability and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the battery and reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, durability

size, reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam CCD-TRV608 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam CCD-TRV608 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Sony Handycam CCD-TRV608 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback. The reliability and size get critical reviews. Opinions are divided on the durability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

size, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCDTRV608 Hi8 Camcorder with 3.0" LCD, Video Light & USB StreamingSony CCDTRV608 Hi8 Camcorder with 3.0" LCD, Video Light & USB Streaming

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: allenthewizz (epinions.com)

CCD-TRV608 CAMCORDER IS THE BEST! GO SONY!

 

QUALITY, LCD, QUALITY, ZOOM, WELL PUT TOGETHER, AND...EVERYTHING!

NOT DIGITAL BUT THEN AGIAN IT'S A HI 8 CAMCORDER!

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: budrose (epinions.com)

Too many repairs

 

Cool low light recording, built in light

Breaks easy, door jams and expensive to repair.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: born2shop (epinions.com)

Modern iSNT Better!!!

 

JUNK!! Let me preface this review by saying we too were great "fans" of Sony from long ago. We STILL have 2 old 13 inch TV's from the early 80's (one with pre cable tuner that has only 13 presets) that have excellent picture quality and function as...

NOTHING!Piece OF JUNK!!!10 Year old Sony 8mm was BETTER

OPTICS GARBAGE...Miserable Picture quality, Bulky, Dumb lens cover....TOO Many 2 List

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: abuelreem (epinions.com)

Sony CCD-TRV608 is a good choice for the money

 

I bought the Sony CCD-TRV608 Camcorder about 9 months ago.First of all,I like to say that I am a big Sony fan.The reason being that Japanese products are known to last a long time and are very well built.What I really like about the TRV608 is the 3...

Very Easy to use,its a SONY.Can transfer to computer

Battery life average

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: mo626 (epinions.com)

One great Hi8 camcorder

 

I recently bought the CCD-TRV608 as a replacement for a Canon camcorder I still own. The Canon is about 6 years old but the technology difference between the Sony and it are like night and day. The Sony comes equipped with a much more powerful zoom,...

Night shot, video light, several different fade effects, picture effects, LCD screen, USB streaming

Video software on computer not to easy to understand and no microphone jack

Nov, 2002

Product Specifications

Sony's CCD-TRV608 Handycam Camcorder catches the moments you don't want to miss. This product's Hi8 video recording delivers detailed picture quality with up to 400 lines of resolution and an easy-to-use 3" SwivelScreen LCD. Additionally, the CCD-TRV608 features USB Image Capture with supplied software that lets you transfer and edit your movies through the USB port on your PC.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):165min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.8in
Height:4in
Weight:2lbs
Width:3.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV608
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam CCD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4-2.9
Max Focal Length:72mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:200Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:320Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Stripe fader
Digital Zoom:560
Media Type:Hi8 / Video8
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD