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Sony DCR-TRV38 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV38 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the battery and zoom. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

price, usability, image quality, portability, design

zoom, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV38 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV38 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV38 Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery and size.

price, usability, image quality, portability, design

size, battery

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV38 MiniDV 1Megapixel Camcorder with 3.5" LCDSony DCRTRV38 MiniDV 1Megapixel Camcorder with 3.5" LCD

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV38 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV38 is located in the exact middle of the line for the new 2003 MiniDV camcorders - and being positioned exactly in the middle has it's advantages. Priced at $900 this middle camcorder includes all the quality features of the Sony line...

Jan, 2003

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Sony DCR TRV38

 

Sony DCRTRV38 MiniDV 1Megapixel Camcorder with 3.5" LCD.

Despite having a smaller and lighter design than previous models, the Sony DCR TRV38 loses nothing in optical and audio performance. The camcorder's features include a 10x optical zoom, a 16:9 widescreen mode, a 3.5-inch LCD with touchscreen control,...

Consumer review by: makavelli (shopzilla.com)

STAY AWAY, GET CANON OR WALMART BRAND :)

 

LCD - COLOR VIEWFINDER - SUPER NIGHTSHOT

LBS. - PRICE - ZOOM - IMAGE STABILITY - BATT - INC SOFTWARE

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: BERRY (shopzilla.com)

GREAT BUY!

 

EASE OF USE, VALUE

HAVEN'T FOUND ANY YET

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: BigDaddy (shopzilla.com)

Months of research-this was the call

 

Quality, ease of operation, LCD size & touch screen

Supplied Battery life is short, Warranty is minimal

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: SamOfMan (shopzilla.com)

one of the best i've seen for this price

 

LCD screen, manual features.

tape loads from bottom

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

sony trv38

 

large 3.5 LCD screen very nice,

Zoom button,

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: Richard Detroiter (shopzilla.com)

great camera

 

beautiful picture detail due to carl zeiss lens,

zoom control could be better

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: donalem (epinions.com)

good

 

My Sony Handycam DCR-TRV38 was great for the first couple of years. It has always had great sound quality and great picture quality. In these aspects it was superior to many cameras that I used at work and which cost well over a thousand dollars. These...

excellent sound and picture, great variety of useful editing and recording settings and options

It is eating my tapes

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: lcsdr60 (epinions.com)

sony handycam tvr38

 

easy to begin using, reasonably priced accessories, easy recording features,

too many buttons to figure out

Jun, 2005
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