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Sony DCR-TRV245

We have collected and analyzed 2 expert reviews and 180 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 64/100 and users rate it 74/100. The average review date is Dec 13, 2004. We have compared these reviews to 369348 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 76/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-TRV245

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV245 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 image quality. The design and portability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the price and durability.

usability, portability, design, image quality, zoom

durability, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV245 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV245 Digital8 Camcorder

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV245

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV245 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the memory and durability.

price, usability, image quality, portability, battery

durability, memory

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV250 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, USB Streaming and RemoteSony DCRTRV250 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, USB Streaming and Remote

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV245E

 

Quality of the image

The software provided with the camcorder

May, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV245E

 

very good little compact camera if you trust in digi tape rather than hard disk

unsupported software on all new systems ie vista windows 7 the only option was to buy an expensive i link cable costing 10% of purchase price from the manufacturer

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV245E

 

just very good for product,ease of handling,easy to use

none

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV245: Sony Handycam DCR TRV245 - a good camcorder

 

I brought this about 4 or 5 years ago, so it is getting fairly old now. I brought it from Agros, at £300, which, at the time, was a good deal, however, you now see camcorders 10 times better, smaller, and lighter, for a much lower price. Damn, if only...

Looks modern, good for it's age, many features, good battery life

Can now get much better for much less! A bit big in todays world

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV245 : For All Those School Play Memories

 

About a year ago I decided that my clunky old C-VHS camcorder had to be replaced by something smaller, lighter and much more up to date. So I set myself some criteria and started to search the internet. So what did I want from my new camcorder???? 1.An...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (dooyoo.co.uk)

For All Those School Play Memories

 

About a year ago I decided that my clunky old C-VHS camcorder had to be replaced by something smaller, lighter and much more up to date. So I set myself some criteria and started to search the internet. So what did I want from my new camcorder???? 1.An...

Fairly light, Pretty compact

Outdated, Smaller and better camcorders now available, USB streaming's naff

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV245 : this is a top camcorer, especialy for the price

 

this camcorder is by far above learly any other camcorder on the market mainly for one fundimental reason, the fact that it has a 20x optical zoom, most thease days only have 10x or 15x if your lucky, a high didgital zoom is a good thing to have but...

Nov, 2004

Consumer review (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV245: this is a top camcorer, especialy for the price

 

this camcorder is by far above learly any other camcorder on the market mainly for one fundimental reason, the fact that it has a 20x optical zoom, most thease days only have 10x or 15x if your lucky, a high didgital zoom is a good thing to have but...

high optical zoom, DV link (for pc / mac), small, and many more

none that i have come across

Nov, 2004

Consumer review (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony DCR-TRV245

 

I've been using this camera for nearly a year now, and I don't regret buying it for a second, but I believe my daughter will as her hole life is now documented min by min on little labled tapes. I think this is a good camera as a first one, it has a...

Easy to use,, Looks great

None that I can think of

Sep, 2004

Consumer review (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV245 : Sony DCR-TRV245

 

I've been using this camera for nearly a year now, and I don't regret buying it for a second, but I believe my daughter will as her hole life is now documented min by min on little labled tapes. I think this is a good camera as a first one, it has a...

Sep, 2004
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Product Specifications

Sony developed Digital8 from its expertise derived from Hi8, the most successful analog video format ever - invented by Sony. No other digital video format will allow you to make recordings in full digital quality (bit by bit the same as DV's) on your analog tapes, which will even save you cost for buying tapes. Some Digital8 Handycam camcorders even allow to play back and digitize your analog footage - it will be like a fresh breeze in your archive to remaster and save it for generations.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):115min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.8in
Height:4in
Weight:1.8lbs
Width:3.5in

Display

Display:LCD

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating/Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV245/TRV250 Studio
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):340000
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.54

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.4
Max Focal Length:50mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:20
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)

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.98
Height:7.83
Weight:28.2
Width:3.5