Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony DCR-TRV 240

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews and 44 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 86/100. The average review date is 08-12-2003. We have compared these reviews to 369383 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 76/100 = Good. Last update: 14-12-2018.

See all Sony Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 47 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 27 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 27 of 27 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (20)

Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-TRV 240

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 240 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 zoom and price. The viewfinder and usability are also mentioned favorably. The durability and portability get critical comments.

usability, viewfinder, price, zoom

portability, durability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV240 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV240 Digital8 Camcorder

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV 240

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 240 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 durability and usability. The price and image quality also get good opinions, but many are negative about the color and design. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

portability, image quality, price, usability, durability

design, color

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV240 Digital8 Camcorder 2.5" LCD with USB StreamingSony DCRTRV240 Digital8 Camcorder 2.5" LCD with USB Streaming

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV240 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV240 is same as the 140 except with the added ability to play back Hi8 and 8mm tapes,with a street price around $600. The 240 is a good choice if you have an old Hi8 or 8mm camcorder and you don't need digital stills, but it isn't good...

Mar, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A Video Camera Worth Using

 

I recently purchased the TRV240 from Sony. I have always enjoyed Sony’s high quality products and I continue to enjoy them with this camcorder.

Quality, Features, Price, Usability

None yet

Mar, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

The features of Sony DCR-TRV240

 

Sony has always had a habit of luring people to their amazing products. Recently I bought DCR-TRV240 and believe me it is really cool.

Great pictures, plenty of features, easy to use

Bottom loading, not the greatest when it comes to still pictures

Nov, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Digital Camcorder

 

This camcorder works very good for me. I can use it in mostly every outdoor and in door event. This camcorder comes in handy, and works well in the light and in the dark. The battery chargers in no time and I am able to us it mainly whenever I need....

Good color, works great, saves picture

Not any

Sep, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony TRV240 Digital8 Camcorder -- Hi-Value Digital Video

 

Digital, Hi8 playback, analog-to-digital conversion

Light on still features, bottom-loading tape compartment, no manual white balance

Jul, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

DCR-TRV240 vs. DCR-TRV140

 

I own two of the Sony Digital 8 camcorders, the DCR-TRV240 and the DCR-TRV140. Since the DCR-TRV140 isn't listed here on epinions, I will try to make some comparisons of these two camcorders for those of you trying to decide which one to buy.

Great picture. Easy to use. Loads of features. Backward compatible with Hi8 and 8mm recordings

Hi8 and 8mm playback not perfect. Not that great for still pictures

May, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-TRV240 Digital8 Digital Camcorder With Analog Inputs

 

Price, picture quality, InfoLithium, features, analog inputs, USB and FireWire

Battery life with LCD use is short, poor digital still picture quality, could be smaller

Mar, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV240 Digital-8 Camcorder

 

Price, picture quality, InfoLithium, features, analog inputs, USB and FireWire

Battery life with LCD use is short, poor digital still picture quality, could be smaller

Product Specifications

Superb, digital video can be yours with one of Sony's Digital8 Handycam Camcorders. And you'll get to see remarkable Sony technology in action every time you pick up your camcorder, whichever model you choose. Digital effects, extended battery life, and a long list of additional features are just part of the Sony package. The DCR-TRV240 delivers all the benefits of Digital8 recording quality in a smaller chassis. Design includes an intelligent accessory shoe, an enhanced 25X optical/700X digital zoom, and backwards compatibility with your existing Hi8/D8 tapes. The DCR-TRV240 also features Sony's USB streaming feature and the flexibility of Super NightShot 0 Lux mode and Color Mode in addition to a Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization System.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):100min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:4

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:20.6cm
Height:10.1cm
Weight:0.9kg
Width:8.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Header

Country Kits:Europe
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV240/TRV240E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Focal length range (f-f):2.4 - 60
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.7
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:2.4mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:290Kpix/400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / PC camera mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Still / Stretch / Trail / Wipe
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1
Height :20.6
Width:8.5