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Sony DCR-TRV 250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 250. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and image quality. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the battery, and there are some negative views about the memory.

price, usability, portability, image quality, reliability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV 250 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 250

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 250 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and battery. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, portability, battery, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV250 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV250 Digital8 Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV 250

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 250 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability. The reliability also gets good feedback, whereas the image quality and memory get critical opinions.

portability, reliability, durability

price, memory, image quality

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam DCR-TRV250 Studio - Camcorder - 540 Kpix - optical zoom: 20 x - Digital8Sony Handycam DCR-TRV250 Studio - Camcorder - 540 Kpix - optical zoom: 20 x - Digital8

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV250 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Digital8 Sony DCR-TRV250 is currently the least expensive digital camcorder available, with a small price tag of just $400. The DCR-TRV250 doesn't produce amazing video quality or have great low light performance. The camcorder also doesn't have a...

May, 2004

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV250 Camcorder First Impressions Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV250 Digital8 camcorder is only one of the two new Digital8 models Sony plans to announce this year. It is the lower of the two models. I was able to many initial impressions about the newly announced camcorder at the Consumer...

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Sony Trv250 E Editing S/w from PC

 

To Download from Sony DCR-TRV250 Camcorder to PC through the Supplied S/w is very diffcult and time consuming moreover the s/w doe...

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Fantastic

 

This Sony DCR-TRV250 camcorder is fantastic with all of the things you need with it!! it also has many effects you can choose from...

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Cheap but best iem...

 

Hello,

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Shame about the low volume level at playback

 

Started off with a analogue Sony TRV57E what a great little camcorder no problems encountered still going strong several years lat...

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: jjooddii77 (viewpoints.com)

VERY EASY TO USE ”

 

very easy to use this camcorder - my 4 year old shoots videos all the time.  it's very durable and compact.  Only thing I wish it had was a night vision mode.  Other then that it's as good as the digital camcorder I paid 3 times as much for.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: napakas1 (viewpoints.com)

60 Gb what else can you say ”

 

The

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Lor63 (viewpoints.com)

Enjoyable ”

 

I just love to camcord my family and grandson. This makes it so much more enjoyable.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: sunshiny (epinions.com)

Mediocre for Sony

 

I saved up for a long time to purchase this camera after I had my daughter. I wanted to make sure I would catch her first steps. I would have preferred a dvd camcorder but at that time they were too expensive. I chose Sony because they are a leading...

Battery life, ease of use, light

Blurry, Hard to transfer to HD, Bad focus, Big and heavy

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

The DCR-TRV250 delivers all the benefits of Digital8 recording quality in a smaller chassis. And with the USB streaming feature, you can turn your camcorder into a video conferencing tool or web cam. Stream live and recorded moving video to a PC via USB! Make your own digital-quality movies. Stream and share content. This remarkably value-priced unit delivers amazingly crisp and clear Digital8 video, which allows you to transfer video to your personal computer via its iLINK DV input/output (iLINK DV interface cable sold separately).

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FM30
Run Time (Up To):115min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:4

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.9cm
Height:10.1cm
Weight:0.8kg
Width:8.9cm

Display

Display:LCD

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating/Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Country Kits:Europe
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV250/TRV250E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):290000
Optical sensor resolution:460000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 50
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.4
Max Focal Length:50mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:290Kpix/350Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix/540Kpix
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 (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
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:800