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Sony CCD TR 517

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Sony CCD TR 517. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the zoom.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD TR 517 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony CCD TR 517

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sony CCD TR 517 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. People are impressed by the design and portability. The reliability and image quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the zoom.

usability, image quality, reliability, portability, design

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCDTR517 Hi8 CamcorderSony CCDTR517 Hi8 Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: cnydrummer (epinions.com)

Great camara

 

the night shot is the coolest feature.

it is 7 years old and only 8 mm analog ,

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: jswain16 (epinions.com)

A Great Purchase

 

The Sony CCD-TR517 Hi8 Handycam is a wonderful product.

Affordable, Light Weight, Easy to Use, Great Features

"End Review" Feature is not very efficient

Nov, 2002

Consumer review by: mjs_87 (epinions.com)

A Good Starter

 

This camcorder is great for anyone looking to dive into the business of home movies. The zoom is a nice speed, and the digital zoom is great for those faraway objects. My only problem is that this camcorder does not have image stabilization. If you're...

Color Viewfinder, Picture Effects, Nightshot, Amazing Sound Quality

No Image Stabilization, needs a light and a slow-motion button

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: kstat212 (epinions.com)

Sony CCD-TR517

 

I purchased this video camera on Ebay in March of this year. When I first turned it on, it seemed fine. After about 5 minutes of use, it turned itself off for no reason. When i tried to hook it up to my VCR, the audio was hard to hear and the video...

Worked ok for one day.

Hasn't worked since!

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: shanaduck (epinions.com)

Great camera for the moderate user

 

I've had this camera for a couple of years, and for someone with no kids, that doesn't really have a lot of use for the latest technology and all the "bells and whistles" - this is the product.

Ease of use, light to carry, quality of image

It's not the latest technology

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: tealmonsta (epinions.com)

Best Base Model

 

I am really impressed w/ my new Sony handycam 517. I looked at nearly every other brand available within the same price range. The quality of the JVC was really no comparison. The Cannon was awkward to hold, my girlfriend couldn't ever reach the zoom...

Very easy to hold, Very Well Built

doesn't have input jacks

Jan, 2001

Consumer review by: Dbrain (epinions.com)

Killer camcorder!!

 

The Sony CCD-TR517 is one hell of a camcorder. First lets start With the price, This baby is being advertised in National Store chains such as Curcuit City and Best Buys For as low as $289 American. Based on the 8MM format, it Gives a much Sharper...

The most camcorder for the money.

None

Dec, 2000