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Sony Handycam DCRTRV18 DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Sony Handycam DCRTRV18 DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery and memory.

image quality, portability, usability, price, size

memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCRTRV18 DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCRTRV18 DV Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCRTRV18 DV Camcorder from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and durability. The usability and image quality also get good reviews.

portability, image quality, usability, durability, zoom

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

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCRTRV18 DV Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCRTRV18 DV Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and portability. The usability and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the durability and battery.

image quality, price, usability, portability, size

memory, battery, durability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV18 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV18 is Sony's low end MiniDV camcorder with a street price around $799. The camcorder offers many manual features but the picture quality is disappointing with this replacement for the DCR-TRV17 and the still quality is poor.

May, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Not bad for the Money !

 

In all honesty I was looking for something better, but for the money I decided to purchase the Sony Handycam DCR-TRV18 model. I have used this digital camcorder like crazy since I have owned it, and can report it works like a charm with no problems at ...

Great for amateur home videos

Quality really could be better, and the photos are not much to brag about

Aug, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-TRV18 Excellent Value for $$$

 

I purchased mine in Sep 2003 at Circuit City for the heavily discounted price of $580.00 including a $150.00 10-hour "smart" battery (was marked as damaged, but everything was still in the original shrink wrap--no damage!). Included Memory Stick and...

Outstanding picture & sound ; extended battery is awesome

Extensive software loading necessary for computer connection ; tapes are only 80 mins max

May, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Best at it's price point - but it annoys me regularly.

 

I love this camera. It's easy to use, it has fantastic picture quality, and it's small and light ...

Great picture quality/features

Ergonomics lack - poor industrial design

Aug, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

One of the BEST Basic Camcorders Around

 

iAs an avid amateur videographer on a limited budget, the Sony DCR-TRV18 has all the essential funct ...

Semi-lightweight, great image quality, USB / memory stick, all-around good basic Mini-DV camcorder

Bottom-loading cassette, slight low light issues

Jul, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A Good Consumer Camcorder

 

I purchased my Sony DCR-TRV18 in August of 2002 from an online vendor. I had researched millions of ...

easy to use, compact size, picture quality, great features

bottom tape compartment, some low light issues, microphone wind noise

Jun, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Good Buy for Hobbyists

 

I primarily bought this camcorder for my home videos, and also for my long time ambition of making a mini-movie. This camera provides a mix of economy and quality, keeping the operations of the device quite straightforward. I like the steady shot...

Great Picture Quality, Very Light

Still Image Resolution, Menu Button Placement

Feb, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-TRV18 MiniDV Digital Camcorder WIth USB and MemoryStick

 

Excellent picture quality, price, USB, MemoryStick, features, value, looks

Standard battery life

Jun, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV18 Mini DV Camcorder

 

Excellent picture quality, price, USB, MemoryStick, features, value, looks

Standard battery life

Consumer review (alaTest.co.uk)

sony camcorder review

 

Very easy to use, without any annoying wires to lose, just plug it straight in and it works. The face detection stuff is cool, especially when combined with the calendar. Very useful for all kinds of job: video diary, blue screen work, animation...

Very easy to use, without any annoying wires to lose, just plug it straight in and it works. The face detection stuff is cool, especially when combined with the calendar. Very useful for all kinds of job: video diary, blue screen work, animation...

Autofocus is a bit slow, and there is no manual focus... in fact no manual features at all. Opening the screen from that angle means you can't rotate it 180 degrees and then push it back into the body, if you do the image is turned 90 degrees, and very...

Nov, 2010

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