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Sony DCR-TRV245

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV245. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and portability are overall positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the memory and durability get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV245 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-TRV245

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV245 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the zoom and image quality. The design and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price. Some have doubts about the durability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV245 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV245 Digital8 Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV245

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV245 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the battery and portability are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the memory and durability.

price, usability, image quality, portability, battery

durability, memory

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV250 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, USB Streaming and RemoteSony DCRTRV250 Digital8 Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, USB Streaming and Remote

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: grahame (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV245E

 

just very good for product,ease of handling,easy to use

none

Feb, 2010

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

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV245: Sony Handycam DCR TRV245 - a good camcorder

 

I brought this about 4 or 5 years ago, so it is getting fairly old now. I brought it from Agros, at £300, which, at the time, was a good deal, however, you now see camcorders 10 times better, smaller, and lighter, for a much lower price. Damn, if only...

Looks modern, good for it's age, many features, good battery life

Can now get much better for much less! A bit big in todays world

Feb, 2008

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

Sony Handycam DCR TRV245 : For All Those School Play Memories

 

About a year ago I decided that my clunky old C-VHS camcorder had to be replaced by something smaller, lighter and much more up to date. So I set myself some criteria and started to search the internet. So what did I want from my new camcorder???? 1.An...

Jan, 2005

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

For All Those School Play Memories

 

About a year ago I decided that my clunky old C-VHS camcorder had to be replaced by something smaller, lighter and much more up to date. So I set myself some criteria and started to search the internet. So what did I want from my new camcorder???? 1.An...

Fairly light, Pretty compact

Outdated, Smaller and better camcorders now available, USB streaming's naff

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: the-right-path (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV245: this is a top camcorer, especialy for the price

 

this camcorder is by far above learly any other camcorder on the market mainly for one fundimental reason, the fact that it has a 20x optical zoom, most thease days only have 10x or 15x if your lucky, a high didgital zoom is a good thing to have but...

high optical zoom, DV link (for pc / mac), small, and many more

none that i have come across

Nov, 2004

Consumer review by: the-right-path (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV245 : this is a top camcorer, especialy for the price

 

this camcorder is by far above learly any other camcorder on the market mainly for one fundimental reason, the fact that it has a 20x optical zoom, most thease days only have 10x or 15x if your lucky, a high didgital zoom is a good thing to have but...

Nov, 2004

Consumer review by: Matt2et (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony DCR-TRV245

 

I've been using this camera for nearly a year now, and I don't regret buying it for a second, but I believe my daughter will as her hole life is now documented min by min on little labled tapes. I think this is a good camera as a first one, it has a...

Easy to use,, Looks great

None that I can think of

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: Matt2et (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV245 : Sony DCR-TRV245

 

I've been using this camera for nearly a year now, and I don't regret buying it for a second, but I believe my daughter will as her hole life is now documented min by min on little labled tapes. I think this is a good camera as a first one, it has a...

Sep, 2004

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

Sony Handycam DCR TRV245 : be like a director

 

I have had this camcorder since Christmas last year and I find it really good to use, There is never a moment where I haven't wanted to use it when I go out. You can add text to it, the sound quality is very good, and it is a digital8 picture that...

Mar, 2004

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

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV245: be like a director

 

I have had this camcorder since Christmas last year and I find it really good to use, There is never a moment where I haven?t wanted to use it when I go out. You can add text to it, the sound quality is very good, and it is a digital8 picture that...

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700times zoom is to powerful for the camera

Mar, 2004

Product Specifications

Digital 8 is a revolutionary innovation that delivers the best of both worlds. Digital 8 Handycams combine pure digital video recording quality with the benefit of analog Hi8 and 8mm playback capability. As such, Digital 8 Handycams are ideal for upgraders who are already have an extensive library of Hi8 or 8mm, and new users who want high digital quality without that big price tag. The DCR-TRV245E is a compact D8 Handycam with built-in light, SteadyShot and USB streaming. PRODUCT FEATURES: 540.000 Pixel CCD; SteadyShot; 20x optical zoom; 700x digital zoom; Built-in video light; 2.5" color LCD, 123.000 pixels; Advanced USB-streaming (VideoCD-burning); Longplay (also on video8-tapes); NightShot; 8 picture effects; 6 program AE; Battery INFO (LCD-screen); i.LINK (DV) out); Stamina 11h; IR-commander.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):115min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

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
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV245/TRV245E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):340000
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.54

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
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 (Steady Shot)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes

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

Depth:10.1
Height :19.9
Weight:800
Width:8.9