Sony Handycam DCR-TRV230 Camcorder - Silver

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  • Sony DCR-TRV230 Digital8 Camcorder / Still Camera WIth Backward Compatibility And ADC

    Jun 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks, picture and sound, inputs, compatibility, features, ease of use, remote
    Cons: 700x zoom is useless, sometimes manual exposure correction needed in dark scenes

    Summary: The Sony DCR-TRV230 is a Digital 8 camcorder, and unlike cheaper TRV130 it plays your existing 8mm and Hi8 tapes. There are three main reasons you would want to buy a Digital8 camcorder: 1. To save on tape ... read more

  • Good entry level Digital 8 model

    Apr 1, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, ease of use, format
    Cons: picture quality just good, menu cumbersome

    Summary: My wife and I both liked using the camera. We bought it for general family use. We have owned it since June 2003. Main reason I bought this model was price and because I could record to and play my existing Hi8 collection on this model. Things I ... read more

  • Big Disappointment

    Dec 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Digital
    Cons: Everything else

    Summary: I bought TRV230 because it was one of the lowest priced digital camcorders out there. BIG MISTAKE!! The picture quality is grainy especially in low light levels. The digital still is even worse. There are loads of features but what's the point when ... read more

  • My worst buy ever

    Oct 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: backward compatibility
    Cons: poor picture quality, particularly under low light conditions

    Summary: I bought a Sony DCR-TRV230 from my local BestBuy without doing my homework. I paid for my mistake dearly! The TRV-230 would have been a decent camcorder if Sony had not used a 1/6" CCD with a 4 lux rating, which is not mentioned anywhere on ... read more

  • TRV-230

    Jun 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, has great quality
    Cons: Still picture feature almost useless

    Summary: Definately an outstanding camera. I have had no trouble with it ever. I always use it, take it snowboarding, skating, and it still looks and acts brand new. A solid product. Theres so many features it's amazing, and you can't go wrong by buying it. ... read more

  • Sony DCR-TRV230 Digital8 Camcorder -- Spend a Little More, Get a Lot More

    Jun 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Digital8 recording, backwards compatible with 8mm/Hi8, manual focus.
    Cons: Very basic digital still capabilities, no manual white balance setting.

    Summary: As with many consumer electronics products, buying a Sony Digital8 camcorder is a "One from Column A, One from Column B" type of decision. The camcorders in the Digital8 line are physically almost identical, all being encased in the same plastic ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Good choice for a cheap camcorder

    May 2, 2004 by
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    Pros: 25X optical, 800X digital zoom, cheap price.
    Cons: Low resolution, Big size.

    Summary: It is really cheap for a Hi8 camcorder however the resolution is not enough for a good camera. Its size is big so it is difficult to carry it all the ... read more

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