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Sony CCD-TRV338 8mm Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Sony CCD-TRV338 8mm Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and zoom. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Opinions about the battery and reliability are different.

price, portability, image quality, zoom, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD-TRV338 8mm Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Sony CCD-TRV338 8mm Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the durability and zoom are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback.

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72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCD-TRV338 Hi8 Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical ZoomSony CCD-TRV338 Hi8 Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom

Feb, 2019

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Great Camera!


I bought this camera to replace on older Sony camcorder I purchased 5 years ago. I stuck with the Sony brand since I have had great reliability with all the Sony products that I own( VCR, TV, Camcorder).

Lightweight, Steadyshot, Small

Cheap battery that comes with it

Apr, 2005

Product Specifications

The CCD-TRV338 Hi8 Handycam camcorder offers advanced features such as the SteadyShot picture stabilization system, making it easier to use and easier to own. Owning a Hi8 Handycam camcorder is easy - especially with Sony's CCD-TRV338. Not only is the CCD-TRV338 easy on your wallet, improved features make it easier that ever to capture quality video recording every time. The SteadyShot picture stabilization system uses motion sensors to correct camcorder "shake" to deliver smoother, more detailed picture quality. The Easy Handycam button helps you simplify the camcorder's process to make videotaping as easy as point-and-shoot. Other enhanced features for the CCD-TRV338 include the NightShot Plus infrared system for shooting in low light conditions and a high quality CCD imager with 320K pixels provide detail and image precision along with exceptional analog video performance. The Digital Zoom Interpolation creates clearer, sharper images for extreme digital zooming.

Audio Input



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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam CCD

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:200Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:320Kpix
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

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Stripe / White fader
Digital Zoom:990
Media Type:Hi8
Special Effects:Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic