Sony DCR-TRV285E reviews: Digital 8 storage SD camcorder

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+ This camcorder has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on features.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 21 reviews.
Sony DCR-TRV285E: Horizontally held, 20x optical zoom camcorder using . See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Has a "night mode" and a good LCD screen
Bad points:
Too heavy
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Oct 2005

Howard, Colne Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
reliable,
Bad points:
after moving house and got a new computer, ,,i must of lost my set up disc,,now i find it very difficult to get my cam to work on my computer,,in fact, it wont accept my cam,,and i cant find an automatic download driver?
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 May 2012

samson, Miraj Experienced amateur

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Looks great
Bad points:
too much technicality too many controls
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Mar 2011

Purchaser Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
a must have peace of kit if you want to take and keep home movies home or away.
easy to use and light to handle.
a fully recommended product .
Bad points:
can,t find any bad points to report.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 09 Jul 2010

JEHANZEB , LONDON Just point and shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
good performance
Bad points:
video head life is very short.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Review date: 06 May 2010

mazhar, manchester

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
excellent easy to use very clear picture?
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Nov 2005

Martin, Guildford Keen amateur

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Like the way it fits my hand like a glove.
The viewfinder can be used in many positions which helps composition.
Bad points:
No USB driver for Windows Vista caused some difficulties.
I've had one new out of box Sony Hi-8 tape jam in camera on first rewind.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Review date: 02 Feb 2010

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 20
Media format Digital 8
Connections USB
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 990
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4000
Weight (g) 780
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2010-09-13
Release date 2005-02-01

Also known as: SONY TRV285, Sony DCR-TRV 285

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