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Sony DCR TRV 140

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 140. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the color and battery.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 140 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR TRV 140

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 140 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the zoom and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality also get good reviews.

price, image quality, usability, portability, zoom

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV140 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV140 Digital8 Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR TRV 140

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 140 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the color, while views are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

color

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV140 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Video Light & USB StreamingSony DCRTRV140 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Video Light & USB Streaming

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV140 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV140 is the low end model of the Sony Digital8 lineup with a street price around $500. Although it is an inexpensive alternative to digital camcorders, the Sony has fallen behind other manufacturers in included features on bottom level...

Mar, 2002

Consumer review by: chris454660 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV140: highqulity digital8

 

I bought this camera about a year and a half ago and am still very pleased with it. The camera is very easy to use and the buttons are (in my opinion) easy to use and reach from the recording position. I have taken several hours worth of video and...

east to use, compact

battery life

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: chris454660 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV140 : highqulity digital8

 

I bought this camera about a year and a half ago and am still very pleased with it. The camera is very easy to use and the buttons are (in my opinion) easy to use and reach from the recording position. I have taken several hours worth of video and...

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: SteveF48 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Digital Dream

 

This is a superb camera at a reasonable price, however it is no longer shown on the Sony UK website. This probably means that it has been superseded. The picture quality is excellent and the software (Pixella) supplied with the camera is very useful,...

Quality, Price

No Tape, No case, Short Battery Life

Jul, 2002

Consumer review by: SteveF48 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV140 : Digital Dream

 

This is a superb camera at a reasonable price, however it is no longer shown on the Sony UK website. This probably means that it has been superseded. The picture quality is excellent and the software (Pixella) supplied with the camera is very useful,...

Jul, 2002

Consumer review by: fredelliot (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV140: Easy peasy

 

Having just had a baby It was time to get a video camera, I wanted something easy to use, with one of those little screens and that produced reasonable quality recordings. I eventually settled on this base digital offering from sony. Opening the box to...

easy to use, picture quality

no case

Jul, 2002

Consumer review by: fredelliot (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV140 : Easy peasy

 

Having just had a baby It was time to get a video camera, I wanted something easy to use, with one of those little screens and that produced reasonable quality recordings. I eventually settled on this base digital offering from sony. Opening the box to...

Jul, 2002

Consumer review by: tulu (shopzilla.com)

an average camcorder

 

Very much user friendly.

No DV in.Nightshots are poor coloured.

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: Loren cristina (shopzilla.com)

Sony DCR-TRV140

 

Pros: Great camera, lots of features, easy to use.

Battery does not last as long as promised

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: Rene (shopzilla.com)

PROS, watch out for these

 

Nice features

No backward compatibility, poor light, poor microphone

May, 2003

Product Specifications

Digital brilliance that really goes anywhere. Sony's Digital8 uses exactly the same compression and editing protocol as DV, making the commonly available and familiar 8mm format compatible with digital technology. Your 8mm tapes can now become storage media for what is the future of audio/video: Digital. The DCR-TRV140E also comes with a 20x optical (560x digital) zoom, Super SteadyShot image stabilization and USB video streaming, allowing you to film in fantastic Sony digital quality.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: No

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:1

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.7cm
Height:10.2cm
Weight:0.9kg
Width:9cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Header

Country Kits:Europe
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV140/TRV140E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:560
Focal length range (f-f):3.6 - 72
Lens Aperture:F/1.4-2.9
Max Focal Length:72mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Grey / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:290Kpix/350Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix/540Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.4 - 2.9

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:560
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Still / Stretch / Trail / Wipe/Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Old Movie / Still / Trail
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2
Height :19.7
Weight:860
Width:9