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Sony DCR TRV 255

Sony DCR TRV 255
alaScore 75

66 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 255. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and durability. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 255 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR TRV 255

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 255 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The portability and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the durability.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV255E Digital CamcorderSony DCR-TRV255E Digital Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Malcolm (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV255

 

Simple to use although a bit large by today's standards. Easy to follow instructions and the play back is of good quality

having bought it to use with a windows XP computer it was good. However, I now have a Vista computer and it is not compatible with it. I have to use firewire which I find difficult as not knowing 1) Not being able to find a firewire socket on my new...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: SteveMason77 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV255 : TRV255E, A Very Handy Cam

 

If you're looking for your first Digital Camcorder and want decent quality. Here's one to seriously Consider! I needed a Camcorder that was useful for Work and Home! The TRV-255E is a 0 lux (no light needed at all), Night-Vision (Infra-Red) equipped...

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: SteveMason77 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV255: TRV255E, A Very Handy Cam

 

If you're looking for your first Digital Camcorder and want decent quality. Here's one to seriously Consider! I needed a Camcorder that was useful for Work and Home! The TRV-255E is a 0 lux (no light needed at all), Night-Vision (Infra-Red) equipped...

Great for Newbies & ; Old Hands with Steadycam & ; Easycam

nothing too major

Mar, 2006

Product Specifications

The DCR-TRV255 Digital8 Handycam will provide users with their first experience of a digital camcorder and video editing on a PC. It comes bundled with Picture Package - a new and extremely intuitive way of creating movies on Video CD. Targeted at the beginner, this solution-oriented package does away with the need for complex video editing software on the computer. The simple process starts with the user choosing a music track, then the video (one sequence or the full tape) from the camera. Confirming the selection makes the software start burning a movie to VideoCD using the computer's CD recorder. The result is a professional looking video that has been automatically edited to match the music and which benefits from the automatic addition of special effects between the scenes. Output directly to VideoCD for widespread distribution, the new movie can be played in most PCs or domestic DVD players. The cameras also take advantage of USB connectivity to provide high speed transfer of e-movies and digital pictures to a PC, either to burn to a CD or for use in Web streaming applications. For beginners, an Easy Handycam button on the cameras now provides a one-step solution for ease of use. This new and unique Sony function simplifies the choice of menu features, displaying a limited set of commands on the LCD screen in large, easy to read characters. With almost all settings on automatic, the user is presented with only the commands necessary for basic camera operation, making learning to shoot video even easier. Users can return to the normal function Regular Mode by simply pressing a single button, making these cameras perfect for both beginners and more advanced users.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

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 Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.1cm
Height:9.8cm
Weight:0.9kg
Width:8.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV255/TRV255E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6

Lens System

Digital Zoom:990
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:350Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution: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 (Super Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:990
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / White 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:LCD monitor