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Sony DCR-TRV350 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 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. People really like the size and zoom. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the battery. There are mixed views on the connectivity and memory.

price, portability, image quality, zoom, size


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 Reviews about the viewfinder and size are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good views. There are some mixed comments about the usability. Some have doubts about the battery and reliability.

portability, price, image quality, size, viewfinder

reliability, battery

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

Apr, 2019

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

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Sony Handycam DCR TRV350


Being a owner of handycam I am really impressed with it's userfriendly features like high degree of clearity,easy connectivity to computer and high defination video recorder. Some great features : High clarity : 1/6" CCD 460K Pixels Gross delivers a...

Steady shot,high defination video recording and streaming


Nov, 2008

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Sony Handycam DCR TRV350


Of course I would say it ''Total Recall'', cause it can record you life movements in its tape or memory. and also you can play wherever you want either on the same camera LCD or on TV or may be on your PC. It has some good features as : Digital Effects...

very powerfull in zoom, advanced in features


Nov, 2008

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A Great Backup Video Camera


Very inexpensive, good quality, easy to use, feels solid, easy computer connection.

8mm Tapes hard to find, cameras hard to find new, tripod blocks tape release.

Dec, 2007

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A Great Backup Video Camera


I own two of these models, both as backups for my HD camcorder. I've been shooting broadcast quality footage on both of these cameras for several years without any major issues. The Digital 8mm format is hard to find, but is dirt cheap. I've purchased ...

Very inexpensive, good quality, easy to use, feels solid, easy computer connection

8mm Tapes hard to find, cameras hard to find new, tripod blocks tape release

Dec, 2007

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Solid performer with advanced features, good price


Sony quality, ease of use. No manual even needed for basic use

Battery life a little low but acceptable as for its' use.

Jul, 2007

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Very expensive disappointment.


Low price, very good picture quality, analog inputs, 8mm/Hi8 playback, features

Short battery life (unless you get optional battery), still photo quality

May, 2007

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picture quality

Brand new models may be defective

Nov, 2005

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

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


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)

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