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Sony DCR-TRV 240
3.2 out of 10

Sony DCR-TRV 240

Digital8® Video Recording 25X Optical/ 700X Digital Zoom * Read more

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Overall 10
10

Great Camcorder. Easy to Use.

Kathina Stoneson, Amazon
23 March 2009
  • Summary: This is a great little camcorder. It is great for video tranfer to DVD because we can play 8mm, Hi-8, and Digital 8 tapes from it. It has the S-Video out port so we can send out at Y/C resolution insteaad of just composite.
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Overall 6
6.0

USB connection total garbage

Amazon
27 January 2003
  • Summary: whoefully disapointed with the quality of the video coming from the usb connection. the analogue outs are much much better. so here we have a situation where the analogue is better than the digital out. plan on buying a video capture card in order to get decent video to your pc.
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Overall 8
8.0

USB streaming / Firewire

Evan, Amazon
8 January 2003
  • Summary: This camera works just fine; and despite having a few too many bells and whistles for my taste, the picture is as good as my trusty eight year old Sony camcorder that died last summer. BUT!!!... Be aware that the USB streaming capability that is touted as a selling point is absolutely useless.
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Overall 10
10

An amazing little camera!

M. Reiber, Amazon
6 January 2003
  • Summary: This is an extremely versatile bit of technology, with a lot of very clever features. It's backward compatible with Hi-8, and has a useful digital pass-through capability that makes it invaluable in editing other video sources.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera, but watch out for hidden costs

World Traveler, Amazon
25 October 2002
  • Summary: I wanted to give this camera Five Stars because it is splendid, but there are hidden costs associated with this camera that I was dissapointed to find out about, so it is only getting 4 stars. Read on to learn more. The camera itself is fine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Feature rich camcorder... with significant flaws

Tim Allison "Tim Allison", Amazon
1 May 2002
  • Summary: From first impressions....this is a great camera.It is rich in features and well priced for the consumer market, particularly for those folks with a lot of old 8mm tapes that you haven't yet converted to VHS or digital.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unless you only shoot outdoors, avoid this camcorder...

"cqualey", Amazon
22 April 2002
  • Summary: This is the 3rd camcorder I've owned, and it's my second Sony... I purchased this camcorder and returned it within a day. The first shots I filmed were in the sunlight. Picture quality was bright, vivid, and sharp with great detail and skin tone.
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Overall 10
10

Sony excels

R. Iser "Electronics fan", Amazon
8 April 2002
  • Summary: I have had two Sony camcorders in the past 12 years. The first one lasted 10 and the second fell way short at only 2. I tested out a Sharp 151u and a JVC GR-SXM740U both were bombs. Sharps video playback was less then poor and JVC had the worst sound quality ever.
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Overall 10
10

Does what it says on the tin

David Morris "Self-confessed techie", Amazon
30 July 2003
  • Summary: I use this camcorder for family shots. I purchased it because I wanted a camera that had DVin/out and that was compatible with my old Hi8 analogue tapes. So far, I've never used DVin and haven't tried an analogue tape in it. However, digital tape into Adobe Premiere 6.5 works a dream.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Top spec for a low price

Righar, Ciao
29 May 2003
  • Excerpt: Wanting to start to study filmmaking as a hobby, I was deperately looking for a digital camera that would not cost me an arm and a leg. Two months I have been looking. This camera actually came as a big surprise!
  • Pros: Top spec, low price, Digital AND Analogue
  • Cons: Not really  :  - )
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