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Sony DCR-TRV 340

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 340. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the durability and portability are on the whole positive. The price and image quality also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the battery and size.

usability, image quality, price, portability, durability

size, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV 340 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-TRV 340


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 340 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The zoom and usability also get good views.

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

Sep, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DCR-TRV 340


alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 340 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and durability. The price and image quality also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the size.

usability, image quality, price, durability, portability


96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Robin Liss (

Sony DCR-TRV340 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders


The Sony DCR-TRV340 is the lowest priced Digital8 camcorder that includes digital still capabilities with a street price around $700. Previously, I was a big fan of the DCR-TRV330 (this 340's older brother), however with this upgrade Sony has let the...

Mar, 2002

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Sony Handycam DCR-TRV340 Digital-8


After years of lugging a massive VHS unit around I grabbed one of these Sony's right before our 2001 Florida vacation. I was very pleased with all the functions available on this camera and even more pleased with the Studio 8 editing software I...

Lightweight, easy to use, night vision, plenty of effects and easy to use menu

Still pictures lack clarity, battery life disappointing

Mar, 2007

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Still kicking 4 years later


Good picture quality, solid, great compatibility, analog / digital conversion

Poor quality stills, bigger / heavier than newer models

Oct, 2006

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PROS: Lesser price compared to others on the market nowadays. The quality of video is impressive. Very easy to operate and a user friendly user interface. features are great lot if it. and uses 8mm tapes. CONS: Stills are not so good. OVERALL: For the...

Jun, 2006

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A great and durable camera, but past its time.


Durable, Reliable, Sony.

Out-of-date, low-quality still images.

May, 2006

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Current workhorse


My decision in purchasing this particular model was of express replacement of a (then) fifteen year old Panasonic VHS video camera that I enjoyed using, which unfortunately developed transport problems. I chose the Digital 8 format based on the (then) ...

Image quality

Malfunction of on-camera transport sections

Jun, 2005

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Great Camera for the price.


Ok lets get one thing out in the open right off the bat. If you want to take digital still images then DON"T BUY A MOVIE CAMERA!!!. This is the one knock that I have heard over and over again and it is simply not fair to judge a video camera on the...

Features, picture quality, both USB and Firewire ports on camera. Easy to use

Battery Life with Std battery

Sep, 2003

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Sony DCR-TRV340 Handycam

Apr, 2003

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Sony DCR-TRV340


Recently I have been looking for digital camcorders for my new computer. Also, I was looking for a newer replacement for my older Sony camcorder. I searched around online and chose the brand Sony because I trust their products. I bought the digital...

Digital, memory stick

Too big, lens cap, poor picture quality

Sep, 2002

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Digital Camcorder for a fraction of the price!


We began searching for a new video camera when our old one (also a Sony, but not digital) was stolen during a house robbery.

Still shot pics on memory stick, video is sharp and clear, USB, cheap tapes

No light, no on film date, maximum 640/80 for still photos

May, 2002

Product Specifications

The DCR-TRV340 makes it even easier to share your still images and videos with friends and family. Not only does this Digital8 Handycam Camcorder take exceptional-quality digital video, it also gives you the ability to take great digital still photos that you can quickly and easily transfer to your computer using the supplied Memory Stick Media or the built-in USB connection. The USB Image Capture Function lets you stream live and recorded images to your PC and send them through e-mail.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating/Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB


Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.7
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:2.4mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens


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 Video Format:MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Still / Stretch / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG


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