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Sony DCR TRV 320

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 320. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and zoom. The battery and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the reliability and viewfinder. There are some mixed views about the price.

image quality, usability, battery, zoom, durability

viewfinder, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 320 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 320 from 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 People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The battery and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and price.

image quality, usability, battery, portability, zoom

price, reliability

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV320 Digital CamcorderSony DCRTRV320 Digital Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Sony DCR-TRV320 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders


The DCR-TRV320 is Sony's middle range Digital8 camcorder with a MSRP of $999. Sony Digital8 records a digital signal onto standard 8mm or Hi8 tapes. Sony claims it possible to record up to 500 lines of resolution on a Digital8 tape. The compression...

Jun, 2004

Product Specifications

Sony's DCR-TRV320 is two cameras in one. It records digital video on affordable Digital 8 cassettes and it captures digital still images on versatile Memory Stick media. Built-in Digital Still Camera with Memory Stick allows you to store still images in digital format at 640x480 resolution in Sony's new Memory Stick memory. Digital 8 Achieves stunning picture quality, with up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution and records high quality 12-bit digital stereo audio. SteadyShot Picture Stabilization Another thing you don't need to worry about is holding the camcorder perfectly still. Sony's SteadyShot system uses sophisticated motion sensors to remove unwanted picture shake. 12-bit/16-bit PCM Digital Stereo Audio Recording offers a choice of either a single 16-bit/48kHz stereo audio track for DAT-quality recording, or two 12-bit/32kHz stereo tracks for CD sound quality. To make sure you get the maximum benefit from each charge, Sony's InfoLithium batteries have no life-shortening "memory effect." To keep you informed of remaining power, Sony's AccuPower meter spells out remaining battery time in minutes on the camcorder's LCD Monitor or Viewfinder. Super NightShot enables you to shoot subjects up to 3 meters away in total darkness. That's why Sony cut power consumption and extended battery life. Control L (LANC) provides two-way communication between the camcorder and other video devices. Six Mode Program AE provides quick and easy setting for the proper exposure, shutter, and depth of field setting for a variety of environments. There are six modes: Portrait, Beach/Ski, Sports Lesson, Landscape, Spotlight, and Sunset/Moon. Forget about cables, wires and adapters. Sony's Super LaserLink system uses infrared light to make a wireless connection from your camcorder to your television. Just use the transmitter in that is built-in to the camcorder together with the optional receiver. The Super LaserLink System features a transmission range up to 8 meters.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


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 / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:Digital 8
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.3
Max Focal Length:92.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.7mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:440Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix
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


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC
Digital Zoom:450
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader
Media Type:Digital8 / Hi8 / Video8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Trail


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