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Sony CCD-TRV98

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Sony CCD-TRV98. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the color and price are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the reliability.

portability, image quality, usability, price, color

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD-TRV98 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony CCD-TRV98

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony CCD-TRV98 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The color and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCDTRV98 Hi8 CamcorderSony CCDTRV98 Hi8 Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Randall Redmond (videomaker.com)

Hi8 Camcorder Review: Sony CCD-TRV98 Hi8 Camcorder

 

Sony's compact CCD-TRV98 Hi8 camcorder is basic enough for even the newest video enthusiast, yet packs enough features to please intermediate level users who wants more bang for the buck. The camera's cordless laser-link capabilities, infrared...

Compact, easy to use, Wide array of effects and features, Front-mounted light

No manual white balance, No mike jack

The TRV98 has many entertaining bells and whistles, including NightShot, the LaserLink wireless transmission system, five mode fader effects, six auto-exposure modes, 16:9 wide-screen mode, eight picture effects and a five-language titler. Turning and...

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: Rob Porter (shopzilla.com)

Incompatibility between Digital 8, Hi8 and 8...

 
Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Great Handycam!

 

Easy to use and great quality video.

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Consumer review by: pat8722 (epinions.com)

I have since discovered manual exposure

 

sony is a quality product

I had to change the default exposure to get a good shot.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: photopapa (epinions.com)

It broke after 4 years!

 

Great pictures.Super features like steady shot and night shot.Easy to use.

Heavy. On/off switch hard to move. Expensive for a Hi 8.

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: markboyden (epinions.com)

BEWARE!! - Unreliable/Short Warranty

 

!!!!! WARNING - DANGER WILL ROBINSON !!!!!

Features

Reliability ; Warranty ; Lack of real customer service ; Price

May, 2002

Consumer review by: mihailescu (epinions.com)

SONY: Great Brand Equals Quality!

 

My experience so far using this product has been great. My baby is due in about 4 days, and I wanted to have a great quality camcorder for years to come. I did my research, talked to my company's Media Expert, and he recommended Sony 100%. He asked me...

Great Brand Equals Quality

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Dec, 2001

Consumer review by: mikibee (epinions.com)

Easy for amateurs

 

I bought this camera to take home videos of my kids after my old VHS camcorder died. After having done a lot of research on-line and on foot for a good quality camcorder for my budget, I came upon this camcorder.

Lots of features, easy to use

A tiny bit heavy to carry for long periods of time without a strap

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: nwinston (epinions.com)

Sony CCD-TRV98 - Shoot Me Mom!

 

Sony quality, reputation and tons of features

Heavy. Features take a while to learn

Jul, 2001

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Hi 8
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3
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