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Sony DCR-TRV820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV820. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom. The memory is also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the color and battery. Reviews about the usability and price are mixed.

image quality, memory, zoom

portability, size, battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 33 reviews)

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Expert review by : Robin Liss (

Sony DCR-TRV820 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders


The DCR-TRV820 is Sony's top of the line Digital8 camcorder with a MSRP of $1399. Sony Digital8 records a digital signal onto standard 8mm or Hi8 tapes. It is possible, according to Sony, to record up to 500 lines of resolution on a Digital8 tape. The...

Jun, 2001

Expert review by : Don Collins (

Sony DCR-TRV820 Digital8


Printer, Excellent image quality, Digital Still capture w/ memory stick, Analog and FireWire I/O

No manual white balance

Mar, 2001

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Sony DCR-TRV820E Digital8 camcorder


Sony's DCR-TRV820E is big, for a hand-held camcorder. It measures 112mm wide by 121mm high by 218mm long (4.4 by 4.75 by 8.6 inches). And it weighs a relatively elephantine 1.3 kilos, with no battery and no tape

As long as you know what you're buying, and don't expect photo quality A3 prints in 20 seconds, this is a great camera. Well worth checking out

Nov, 2000

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Sony DCR-TRV820

May, 2000