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Sony CCD TR 416

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Sony CCD TR 416. 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. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and usability also get good opinions. There are some less positive opinions about the design and battery.

price, usability, portability, image quality, size

battery, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD TR 416 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony CCD TR 416 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the usability. The portability also gets good feedback.

price, portability, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCDTR416 Hi8 Handycam CamcorderSony CCDTR416 Hi8 Handycam Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: jamthedude (

Sony CCD-TR416 - Great 8mm Video Camera that Lacks Good Sound Quality


I have owned this video camera for over a year now, and am still very happy with it. I bought it at the reduced price of $250 (as it was a store model at Circuit City), so I really got a great deal since I have seen that the actual price is $449....

Great 8mm video quality, versatile, lightweight.

Sound quality isn't as good and slightly high price.

May, 2001

Consumer review by: SurveyPaid (

Great Camera for little money!


This particular model has a lot of options that will impress you without even seeing the video yet. The video speaks for it self with high quality and the still shot option; it leaves the entire family happy with the final result. This particular...

Great Quality Video

No Flip Out Screen

Jan, 2001

Consumer review by: dkozin (

Sony CCD-TR416 8mm Camcorder


Good picture quality for analog model, easy to use, convenient, InfoLithium

Digital models provide better picture, internal mic does not provide good sound

Sep, 2000

Consumer review by: po1guru (

love my sony;}


I bought a CCD TR517 this year (basic model) for less than $400.00. I took it to Alaska in really foul weather this year. Temperatures were under 0 degrees Fahrenheit. It held up beautifully & I have great video of that trip. For a truly affordable...

affordability, reliability, warranty, accessibility

no stabilizer (more expensive models have it))

Jul, 2000

Consumer review by: gary_torres (

A must have


Four months ago my wife just gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Back then I regretted the day that I didn't buy a camcorder to capture that big event. So last month (May 2000), I bought the Sony Camcorder and now started to take video's of our son. With...

very affordable

too many function keys

Jun, 2000

Consumer review by: Brew42 (

This Basic Model Is Packed With Features


For Sony's basic Handycam, this one sure has a ton of features and a very nice resulting picture. Though someone may rarely use all the features, it is nice to have the value for the buck.

Big Bang For The Buck

Inner Menus Require Patience

Jun, 2000

Consumer review by: irinette (

Great but out of date already


I bought my Sony camera in December of last year.

Nice LCD, special effects, night light

Outdated, 180X ONLY, Fade button is inconveniently located

Jun, 2000

Consumer review by: Fergy12 (

Wonderful Gift


We received this product from my parents for our Baby Shower gift. They wanted us to document the birth & life of our baby. What a great gift. My husband had never used a video camera before & he did not even practice with it before I went...

easy, light, great picture quality

battery life is short

May, 2000

Consumer review by: JayNeric (

Can There Be A Good Problem?


"Warning this EPINION is about all 8mm camcorders, not just Sony's model!"

Brings the styles if 8mm back.

With horrible consequences.

Apr, 2000

Consumer review by: JenN2kids (

Easy to use Handycam


We've had this camera for a little over two years. The actual model number for the one I have is CCD-TR66, but it isn't listed (I imagine that it's because they have come up with newer, better ones since) and this one is the closest comparison to the...

small, very easy to use

Battery life is nothing to write home about.

Mar, 2000