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Sony DCR TRV 510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 510. 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 are impressed by the battery and zoom. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the durability and price.

image quality, portability, usability, zoom, battery

price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 51 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR TRV 510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 510 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and zoom. The usability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the durability.

portability, image quality, usability, zoom, battery

durability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV510 Handycam Digital CamcorderSony DCRTRV510 Handycam Digital Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV510 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The DCR-TRV510 is a Digital8 camcorder with a MSRP of $1299. Sony Digital8 records a digital signal onto standard 8mm or Hi8 tapes. Sony claims it is possible to record up to 500 lines of resolution on a Digital8 tape. The compression allows you to...

Jun, 2001

Consumer review by: diggerdirect (epinions.com)

Perfect camera!

 

I purchased this camera (used, but like new) three years ago on ebay for 500 bucks, what a deal!!! I make 'how-to' videos. This is one of the few cameras that will convert analog to digital 'on-board' by connecting the a/v cables (those things with ...

onboard conversion analog to digital, a/v input/output, rugged, wonderful!

Need to upgrade OEM battery- (NO biggy! :)

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Hal2001 (epinions.com)

Great Quality Digital 8 Camcorder

 

This camcorder was purchased at near $1000 when they first came out. I bought it to replace an older Sony 8mm Handycam and still be able to use the old 8mm video and even move to digital.

Large Color Monitor, edits older 8mm tapes, firewire editing, still photos on memory or tape

Need to read manual to use all functions, no memory stick or mpeg

Dec, 2001

Consumer review by: sailesh (epinions.com)

just right

 

I bought the Sony DCR TRV510 camcorder for several reasons. I continue enjoying it for most of these reasons. The large swivel screen is marvelous - and so is the color view-finder for the weak-batteried folks. I upgraded to an NP950 battery ($140)...

small, versatile, great video and audio, terrific swivel display

poor photo quality/software, badly designed lens cap

Nov, 2000

Consumer review by: radioguy (epinions.com)

Sony TRV510 Dig8 Camcorder -- Get Me the Biggest LCD Screen!

 

Sony has taken an interesting, unusual, and innovative approach to offering digital camcorders to compete in the consumer-level price range. In 1998, the Japanese consumer electronics giant brought out its line of Digital8 camcorders. These camcorders...

Savings on Tape Stock, Giant LCD Screen

Pricey, Out-of-Production, LCD Screen Guzzles Juice

Sep, 2000

Consumer review by: rahillfla (epinions.com)

Sony DCR - TRV510

 

The Sony Digital Handycam DCR-TRV510 is the most useful product that a video person can have. It has two modes of operation that I found to be very useful.

Great features trouble free

none

Aug, 2000

Consumer review by: christieray (epinions.com)

TRV510, Digital Videos and Photos

 

The TRV510 is a great camcorder and goes great with Sony's R553DS PC computer and the Epson 870 (see my reviews). I purchased all three, and they work together flawlessly to view and transfer your new Digital 8 tapes, as well as your old analog 8mm...

Digital Photos and Video to PC Capability

Doesn't include the $40 camera to PC cord

Aug, 2000

Consumer review by: xxdonxx (epinions.com)

Love this camera

 

I bought this camera after finding out that my hi end hi-8 Canon camcorder

Battery life,color viewfinder,low light capability

No sequential still shot taping

Jul, 2000

Consumer review by: porklob (epinions.com)

Not Macintosh Friendly

 

This camcorder has all the features you'd ever need EXCEPT Macintosh compatibility. I purchased this camera to edit digital movies, and with Apples free program iMovie and a IEEE 1394 (not supplied with the camera), I had not problem downloading...

Great features, including excellent video quality

No Macintosh still picture support

Jun, 2000

Consumer review by: psimon (epinions.com)

My fantastic camcorder!

 

Note: This opinion has been relocated to it's proper category from elsewhere on Epinions. This category wasn't around when I created the opinion originally!

All the features you could possibly want. You can still view your old 8mm tapes.

Can't think of any.

May, 2000

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

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

General Features

3D: No
Format:Digital 8
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Recording

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