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Sony DCR-TRV 240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 240. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the design and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

battery, color, durability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV 240 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-TRV 240


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 240 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the zoom and price are generally positive. The viewfinder and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the durability and portability.

usability, viewfinder, price, zoom

portability, durability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV240 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV240 Digital8 Camcorder

Oct, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-TRV 240


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 240 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the durability and usability. The price and image quality are also appreciated. The color and design get less positive comments, while views are divided on the battery.

portability, image quality, price, usability, durability

design, color

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV240 Digital8 Camcorder 2.5" LCD with USB StreamingSony DCRTRV240 Digital8 Camcorder 2.5" LCD with USB Streaming

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (

Sony DCR-TRV240 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders


The Sony DCR-TRV240 is same as the 140 except with the added ability to play back Hi8 and 8mm tapes,with a street price around $600. The 240 is a good choice if you have an old Hi8 or 8mm camcorder and you don't need digital stills, but it isn't good...

Mar, 2004

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you wouldnt give this camera to your mother inlaw


"there isnt any"

fiddly on/off/switch/not tripod friendly blurred screen etc.

Jun, 2003

Consumer review (

Perfect Digital Camcorder, but obsolete too quickly


Low Light and Night Shot are AWESOME! Excellent Video

Bought December 2003 and already OBSOLETE???????????????????

Jun, 2003

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recording broke (focus/zoom) after just 100-ish hours of rec


a lot of functional buttons

impossible outlay of buttons/openings

Dec, 2002

Consumer review (

Sony DCRTRV240


Easy to use, lots of features

Tape eject located at bottom

Apr, 2002

Consumer review (

Satisfied with Camera


Very easy to use. Very clear picture. Light weight. Very economical.


Apr, 2002

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value shopping


good value and excellent picture quality


Apr, 2002

Consumer review (

A Video Camera Worth Using


I recently purchased the TRV240 from Sony. I have always enjoyed Sony’s high quality products and I continue to enjoy them with this camcorder.

Quality, Features, Price, Usability

None yet

Mar, 2003

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The features of Sony DCR-TRV240


Sony has always had a habit of luring people to their amazing products. Recently I bought DCR-TRV240 and believe me it is really cool.

Great pictures, plenty of features, easy to use

Bottom loading, not the greatest when it comes to still pictures

Nov, 2002

Consumer review (

Digital Camcorder


This camcorder works very good for me. I can use it in mostly every outdoor and in door event. This camcorder comes in handy, and works well in the light and in the dark. The battery chargers in no time and I am able to us it mainly whenever I need....

Good color, works great, saves picture

Not any

Sep, 2002

Product Specifications

Superb, digital video can be yours with one of Sony's Digital8 Handycam Camcorders. And you'll get to see remarkable Sony technology in action every time you pick up your camcorder, whichever model you choose. Digital effects, extended battery life, and a long list of additional features are just part of the Sony package. The DCR-TRV240 delivers all the benefits of Digital8 recording quality in a smaller chassis. Design includes an intelligent accessory shoe, an enhanced 25X optical/700X digital zoom, and backwards compatibility with your existing Hi8/D8 tapes. The DCR-TRV240 also features Sony's USB streaming feature and the flexibility of Super NightShot 0 Lux mode and Color Mode in addition to a Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization System.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):100min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:4

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



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


Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Focal length range (f-f):2.4 - 60
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.7
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:2.4mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Black / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:290Kpix/400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / PC camera mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Still / Stretch / Trail / Wipe


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :20.6