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Sony DCR TRV 140

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 140. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed reviews on the battery and reliability. There are some less positive comments about the color.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 140 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR TRV 140

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 140 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The usability and image quality also get good comments.

price, image quality, usability, portability, zoom

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV140 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV140 Digital8 Camcorder

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR TRV 140

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 140 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 really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and price also get good views, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Many are critical about the color.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

color

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV140 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Video Light & USB StreamingSony DCRTRV140 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Video Light & USB Streaming

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV140 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV140 is the low end model of the Sony Digital8 lineup with a street price around $500. Although it is an inexpensive alternative to digital camcorders, the Sony has fallen behind other manufacturers in included features on bottom level...

Mar, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

It gets me by

 

After reading the other reviews posted, I wanted to chime in as well with my opinion. I bought this camera over a year ago, and the main reason for buying it was to get my daughter on tape as she grew older. I did not want to spend a ton, and after ...

Sony build quality, ease of use, no surprises

picture quality average, included battery

Sep, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

good for the beginner or if used sparingly

 

this was my first camcorder, and i was impressed with the features that came with my 380 bucks i spe ...

night shot is great, priced right for the beginner

battery life, no accessory shoe and digital 8 quality

Jul, 2003

Consumer review (pcphotoreview.com)

Sony DCR-TRV140 Handycam

 
May, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Handy Dandy

 

I have taken home movies for over 30 years. This is an easy camera to use. I am not that pleased with the playback viewing. If I keep the viewing small, the pictures look great, but when on a larger screen the pictures just are not that great.

Easy to use

Pixels not enough for sharp photo

Feb, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Digitial Video is Cool!

 

I'm pretty happy with this. I like that it shoots digital and still pictures and is easy to capture into my computer. It hooks right into the USB, which some others didn't. However, it's really hard to edit. I guess I should buy an editing program....

Easy to useQuick link to computerGood battery life

Hard to edit on computer

Feb, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

My First DV Camera

 

While this is my first digital video camera, I have used a number of other brand cameras in the past. I bought this camera because your kids grow up too fast and I have other Sony products in my home.

Easy access to all buttons and functions

Unable to playback on analogue tapes

Dec, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Fun and easy to use but is it worth it?

 

I bought the 140 to record indoors in theatre situations. In that case I use a tripod and the remote. Outdoors I use a tripod when it is feasible. I find the created image quality as bad as old VHS. No improvement for the price. Don't know if it...

Good features for the price

Image quality created is terrible

Jun, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-TRV140 Digital8 Digital Camcorder With USB

 

Price, performance for the price, features, looks

Size, still picture quality, no analog inputs or backward compatibility with 8mm/Hi8

May, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV140 Digital-8 Camcorder

 

Price, performance for the price, features, looks

Size, still picture quality, no analog inputs or backward compatibility with 8mm/Hi8

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Product Specifications

Digital brilliance that really goes anywhere. Sony's Digital8 uses exactly the same compression and editing protocol as DV, making the commonly available and familiar 8mm format compatible with digital technology. Your 8mm tapes can now become storage media for what is the future of audio/video: Digital. The DCR-TRV140E also comes with a 20x optical (560x digital) zoom, Super SteadyShot image stabilization and USB video streaming, allowing you to film in fantastic Sony digital quality.

Audio

Built-in Microphone: No

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):110min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:1

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5

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 / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV140/TRV140E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:560
Focal length range (f-f):0.142 - 2.83
Lens Aperture:F/1.4-2.9
Max Focal Length:72mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Gray / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:290Kpix/350Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix/540Kpix
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

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.4 - 2.9

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random/Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / Slide wipe
Digital Zoom:560
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Normal 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/Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Old Movie / Still / Trail
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.02
Height:7.76
Weight:30.3
Width:3.54