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Sony CCD-TRV318

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Sony CCD-TRV318. 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 really like the battery and portability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the image quality. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, portability, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD-TRV318 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Sony CCD-TRV318 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 People really like the size and zoom. The portability and price also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the image quality. There are some negative comments about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size


76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCDTRV318 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Steady ShotSony CCDTRV318 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Steady Shot

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: sateesh (

Please dont buy

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Pretty Decent Camera


Great camera for the price ; feature packed

NO FireWire port on mine. . .big minus for computer nerd

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: paulrosenthal (

Great Camcorder!

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: alize83222 (



handy little cam, nice lcd display, compact

recall on CCD

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: plparsons (

Good value for the money


After getting married, my wife and I decided that it would be a great idea to invest in getting the Sony CCD-TRV 318 camcorder since it would be great to record our ongoing memories through our life together. When we figured out that we didn't have ...

Many options, low cost, ease of use

Older technology

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: schreibf (

Sony CCD-TRV318

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: imadad2 (

Best analog camera there is.


This is my first camcorder purchase, and since Grandma and Grandpa are not in the computer age, I saw no point in going digital. After reading all kinds of reviews and asking family and friends, this camera kept coming up in the conversations. After s ...

Small, plenty of features, night shot, good battery, and zoom

Lighting problems, Instructions, no Hi8 tape included, and sound

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: highlander2000 (

Nice Hi8 camcorder. But MiniDV is gonna take over.


My dad started to be embarrassed by recording movies on his his 10 year old Magnavox full size VHS camcorder. He could be confused for a local news reporter with that 10 lb. behemoth and its pathetic NiMH battery. But its quality was darn good for a...

Small, nice style, good standard battery, pretty good recording

MiniDV's are taking over. This model is also a bit overpriced

May, 2003