Sony Handycam DCR-TRV255 reviews: camcorder

11 customer reviews
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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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7.4 out of 10 based on 11 reviews.
Sony Handycam DCR-TRV255: 20x optical zoom camcorder using . See full product description
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Alan, Gloucester Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use. Has most of the facilities needed for family scenes. It is light and the battery has long life and easily upgraded anyway.
Bad points:
Fiddley to change tape when using a tripod. It is at the bottom of the range so will not play Hi8/8mm tapes. It doesn't have a mic input. Digital8 now defunct. WHY? I have many different camcorders, Digital8 is the best.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Review date: 19 Apr 2010

Mike, Bristol Just point and shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Usual high quality build, comfortable to hold, good zoom, I would recommend this unit as a good starter recorder before spending large amounts of cash on a new model.
Bad points:
Nothing really bad, just that in todays age of electronic advancement, recorders like this have ow been overtaken by smaller, lighter and more portable units that have flash storage capability,
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 5.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Review date: 18 Apr 2010

David, Dunfermline Keen amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, good image
Bad points:
Slightly bulky by modern standards
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 5.0
Value for money 6.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Review date: 16 Jun 2010

shane, nottingham

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
vooms in well
Bad points:
software does not work very well
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 5.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2011

Malcolm, Luton Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Simple to use although a bit large by today's standards. Easy to follow instructions and the play back is of good quality.
Bad points:
having bought it to use with a windows XP computer it was good. However, I now have a Vista computer and it is not compatible with it. I have to use firewire which I find difficult as not knowing 1) Not being able to find a firewire socket on my new computer nad 2) not knowing which, or what sort, of cable to use. I also now have a windows 7 laptop but have yet to ascertain what is compatible with that.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Review date: 13 Jul 2010

claire, Bristol Just point and shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I have had no problems what so everuntil now
Bad points:
I have bought a new P.C with windows 7. Even with the extra disc add on I am still unable to connect the camera to my p.c. This is very unhelpfull as I wish to save my vidoes and put some on You Tube. Please help
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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Confirmed purchase: 08 Apr 2012

Product Features

Optical zoom ratio 20
Digital zoom ratio 990
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Weight (g) 780
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
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