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Sony DCR TRV 130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 130. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the size. Some have doubts about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR TRV 130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony DCR TRV 130 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability. The price also gets good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

price, usability

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR TRV 130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 130 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, design

viewfinder, memory

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV130 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV130 is a Digital8 camcorder, rounding out the bottom of Sony's Digital8 line. The camcorder has an MSRP of $599 and a street price around $400. It has many features but lacks playback of Hi8 and 8mm tapes. It lacks features for the...

Mar, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Digital on the cheap

 

In 2002, why would anyone buy an analog camcorder? While they are a bit cheaper than digital, the price gap is rapidly shrinking. This Sony is an excellent choice for someone who wants an affordable digital camcorder.

Excellent picture and sound quality. Very easy to use

Bulky. B/W viewfinder. No separate charger

Jul, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-TRV130

 

Unlike some of the other reviews, I would like to comment on the things I find annoying about this camcorder.

Cheapest sony digital camera, easy to use, still has many options for the lowest line

No software included for computer, no cables to connect to computer

Mar, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Good Quality Digital Camera

 

The Sony DCR-TRV130 is an attractive camera that is very simple to use. I have owned an older Sony HI8 camera and loved the features of it. The similarities between them swayed my decision to buy the TRV130.

High definition, ease of use, crystal clear optics, great optical zoom, night vision

Eats tapes quickly, no macro, difficult manual focus, not backwards compatible w/ analog tapes

Mar, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony cuts corners

 

I was very disappointed when I first got the 130. I thought *all* Digital 8s were backwards-compatible to analog 8mm tapes of which I had several year's worth. Previous incarnations of Sony's 1xx series were compatible with analog, but now you have...

Easy to use ; good video quality

Bulky for its size ; NOT backwards-compatible with analog 8mm

Feb, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

the optimal compromise of quality and features

 

why TRV130?

resolution ; all u need from CAMCORDER and cheap ; night vision

could be smaller ; manual focus is inconvinient ; viewfinder is not adjustable for short sighted

Dec, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great camera

 

I am a first time camcorder user and have wanted to buy a Sony for a long time. To me, two things are utmost important of a camcorder, picture quality and simple sturdy design. Let me get this straight first, TRV130 actually shoots much better pictures...

Picture quality, price

A little bit big

Jul, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-TRV130 Digital8 Camcorder - Bottom of the Line, and it Shows

 

Digital8 format, automatic modes for beginning videographers

Low-resolution CCD limits resolution, no manual focus ring, many more

Jun, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-TRV130 Digital 8 Camcorder - Not Exactly TRV120 Replacement

 

Inexpensive, excellent picture and sound, features

Less features than TRV120 had, no 8mm/Hi8 playback, no analog passthrough

May, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV130 Digital-8 Camcorder

 

Inexpensive, excellent picture and sound, features

Less features than TRV120 had, no 8mm/Hi8 playback, no analog passthrough