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Sony DCR TRV 103

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 103. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and battery. The zoom and image quality also get good reviews. There are some less positive reviews about the size, and reviews about the portability and price are different.

usability, image quality, zoom, battery, durability

size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 103 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR TRV 103

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 103 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and battery. The zoom and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas the size and portability get less positive comments. There are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, image quality, zoom, battery, reliability

portability, size

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV103 Handycam Digital CamcorderSony DCRTRV103 Handycam Digital Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV103 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The DCR-TRV103 is a Digital8 camcorder with a MSRP of $999. Sony Digital8 records a digital signal onto standard 8mm or Hi8 tape. Sony claims that it is possible to record up to 500 lines of resolution on a Digital8 tape. The compression, however, only...

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: digitaleight (epinions.com)

Although a few years old, TRV-103 a very high quality camcorder w/ all the toys.

 

I've had my Sony TRV-103 since about the time it hit the scene (6/2000). Though the new tech trends, 2 megapixel CCDs and 3-CCD imaging, are very desirable, they're pricey, and they don't have a whole lot more going for them than the 103. Consider...

The TRV-103 is sturdy and reliable with great video and stereo sound

The Sony TRV-103 won't fit into your shirt pocket. Maybe your jacket pocket

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: davidsilva (epinions.com)

My first video experience was a good one

 

The Sony DCR-TRV103 is my first and only video camcorder, so I can't compare it to any other product. However, I love it! I should mention that I didn't buy the camera; it belongs to my boyfriend... who isn't getting it back ;)

Easy-to-use, unbelievably easy to use with iMovie on the Mac, Firewire

Can't limit sensitivity of zoom switch ; Hard to use special effects and modes

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: pippadaisy (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-TRV103 Camcorder: Be Your Own Reporter

 

crisp, clear picture, relative ease of use, small, portable

battery life

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: zookeepers (epinions.com)

You won't believe my story!

 

can withstand the toughest conditions

can't think of any

May, 2001

Consumer review by: zookeepers (epinions.com)

You won't believe my story!

 

I highly recommend this video camera if you are accident prone and forgetful. I know this is not a new camera model, but if you are in the market to get a used camera I would definitely say that this is the one to get. I bought this camera when it ...

can withstand the toughest conditions

can't think of any

May, 2001

Consumer review by: pippadaisy (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-TRV103 Camcorder: Be Your Own Reporter

 

I'm lucky that I have a husband who loves gadgets and in-laws who like to buy them for him, or I would never have this camera, which has become my new best friend. While expecting our daughter, my husband and I decided that we really needed a...

crisp, clear picture, relative ease of use, small, portable

battery life

Nov, 2000

Consumer review by: radioguy (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-TRV103 Digital8 Camcorder -- Get My LCD Screen!

 

LCD Screen, Economical Tape Stock

Out-of-Production Model, LCD Screen Guzzles Juice

Sep, 2000

Consumer review by: jeffersmom (epinions.com)

You'll Love This Camera for Video and Stills

 

We purchased this product for the birth of our son. We had a horrible time deciding between a camcorder and a digital camera. Thanks to Sony, we have both. This is a great camera. It it very easy to use, has all of the bells and whistles you can...

Light weight, easy to use, good quality video and photo

A bit pricy, have to purchase editing software seperately

Jun, 2000

Consumer review by: jeffersmom (epinions.com)

You'll Love This Camera for Video and Stills

 

Light weight, easy to use, good quality video and photo

A bit pricy, have to purchase editing software seperately

Jun, 2000