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Sony DCR TRV 230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 230. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability.

image quality, usability, price, size, zoom

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR TRV 230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 230 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. People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

image quality, usability, price, portability, zoom

reliability

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV230 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV230 is a Digital8 camcorder. The camcorder has an MSRP of $599 and a street price around $400. It has many features and is effectivly the DCR-TRV130 but it can play back Hi8 and 8mm tapes. The camcorder isn't for the serious...

Mar, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Good entry level Digital 8 model

 

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 ...

Price, ease of use, format

picture quality just good, menu cumbersome

Apr, 2005

Consumer review (pcphotoreview.com)

Sony DCR-TRV230

 
Sep, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Big Disappointment

 

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...

Digital

Everything else

Dec, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

My worst buy ever

 

I bought a Sony DCR-TRV230 from my local BestBuy without doing my homework. I paid for my mistake dearly!

backward compatibility

poor picture quality, particularly under low light conditions

Oct, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

TRV-230

 

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....

Easy to use, has great quality

Still picture feature almost useless

Jun, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

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

 

Digital8 recording, backwards compatible with 8mm/Hi8, manual focus.

Very basic digital still capabilities, no manual white balance setting.

Jun, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

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

 

Looks, picture and sound, inputs, compatibility, features, ease of use, remote

700x zoom is useless, sometimes manual exposure correction needed in dark scenes

Jun, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV230 Digital-8 Camcorder

 

Looks, picture and sound, inputs, compatibility, features, ease of use, remote

700x zoom is useless, sometimes manual exposure correction needed in dark scenes