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Sony DCR-TRV38 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV38 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and portability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but the battery and size get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV38 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-TRV38 Camcorder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV38 Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the design and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the battery and size.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Robin Liss (

Sony DCR-TRV38 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders


The Sony DCR-TRV38 is located in the exact middle of the line for the new 2003 MiniDV camcorders - and being positioned exactly in the middle has it's advantages. Priced at $900 this middle camcorder includes all the quality features of the Sony line...

Jan, 2003

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Sony DCR TRV38


Sony DCRTRV38 MiniDV 1Megapixel Camcorder with 3.5" LCD.

Despite having a smaller and lighter design than previous models, the Sony DCR TRV38 loses nothing in optical and audio performance. The camcorder's features include a 10x optical zoom, a 16:9 widescreen mode, a 3.5-inch LCD with touchscreen control,...

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My Sony Handycam DCR-TRV38 was great for the first couple of years. It has always had great sound quality and great picture quality. In these aspects it was superior to many cameras that I used at work and which cost well over a thousand dollars. These...

excellent sound and picture, great variety of useful editing and recording settings and options

It is eating my tapes

Jan, 2009

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sony handycam tvr38


easy to begin using, reasonably priced accessories, easy recording features,

too many buttons to figure out

Jun, 2005

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great product

May, 2004

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Nov, 2003

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Sony DCR-TRV38

Nov, 2003

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Works great but eats batteries

Oct, 2003

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Aug, 2003

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