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Sony DCR TRV 330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 330. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and price are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the memory, while the battery and color get negative comments.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size

color, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR TRV 330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 330 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the zoom and price. The portability and image quality also get good opinions, but many are critical about the color and memory. The reliability and durability get mixed reviews.

usability, image quality, portability, price, zoom

battery, memory, color

83% 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 330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 330 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the color.

usability, portability, size, image quality, zoom

color

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV330 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

Sony's Digital8 DCR-TRV330 has an MSRP of $799 and a street price around $600. The camcorder is the sweet spot in the Sony Digital8 line, with the perfect combination of features and low price.

Mar, 2002

Consumer review (ciao.co.uk)

Fantastic camcorder - bit of an odd fish.

 

Sony pioneered the camcorder for the mass-market around twenty years ago, nowadays of course, a lot of us have smartphones that easily outstrip even high-end machines of several years ago, the truly astonishing thing about the DRC-TRV330 is that it...

Multi-format analogue and digital camcorder with VCR facilities

No manual zoom or focusing - 'retired' format

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great Camera, Great Deal, Great Everything!

 

Why I Bought It

Small, cheaper tapes than a DV, firewire

Still image capture is only OK

Jun, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-TRV330 Camcorder

 

I think this camera is a great alternative to these "DV" camcorders out there, costing at least $900. I got my one for $550 at the time and am very pleased with it.

Picture quality ; Options on LCD ; IEEE1394 ; Price

Snapshot picture ; difficulty of putting on/removing overhead light ; battery runs out too quickly

Apr, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Hey it's a Sony!

 

And I hate to say it but they're not perfect. I spent an extra hundred bucks to get something I'm probably rarely going to ever use -- the still picture feature on this otherwise excellent D8 camcorder. The TRV230 was out of stock and a hundred bucks...

Digital (Sony) quality ; backwards-compatible with analog 8 tapes ; compact size ; total ease of use

Memory Stick still picture feature -- why bother

Feb, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

THE BEST EVER

 

THE BEST CAMCORDER THAT I HAVE EVER OWN, AND FOR THE PRICE YOU CAN NOT FIND A BETTER VALUE. EASY, EASY TO USE. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND GO AND BUY YOURSELF ONE TODAY. THIS CAMCORDER WILL BRING YOU YEARS OF ENJOYMENT. THE ZOOM IS THE BEST. I WAS ABLE...

GREAT SIZE. EASY TO USE, GREAT PICTURE

NOT ONE

Jan, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

DCR for Dummies er...beginners

 

Before I begin, I must point out that I am a novice videographer and this camera is my first attempt at moving from still into the more complex world of video recording.

Great price. Easy to use for a first-timer

Too many options. Still shots could be better. Does Sony need a manual writer

Jan, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Good camera for price

 

I got this camera at a local Best Buy for $799. I took it home and charged it up. I went down the street and tried some shots. They were very nice quality movies. The pictures were ok also. However, in low light the quality is not AS good, but it's OK....

Very nice features, still camera, good price, good quality outdoors

Grainy indoors, low battery life

Dec, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Get what you pay for

 

This camera is already third generation of video cameras of format Digital8. This format has good popularity due to lower cost cameras on a comparison with miniDV-cameras. But they have equivalent quality of shooting and possibility of using...

Good image and sound quality, work with analog video, high contrast LCD-screen

In conditions of insufficient light exposure the picture very much "noises

Nov, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Grainy video quality due to lack of light

 

TRV330 has a below standard video quality for indoor shooting.

An Excellent camera for outdoor shooting

Poor below standard quality for indoor shooting

Nov, 2001
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