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...It had to cost less than £400 So with these points in mind I set off and searched the internet and came up with the Sony DCR TRV245. Next I went into Dixons to get a hands on look at the camera and was very impressed with what I saw. OK there were some smaller cameras at the time, but they ... Read review

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1-5 of 6 reviews Show all reviews Show most helpful reviews first Newest first

 

For all those school play memories....

AdvantagesUSB streaming, somewhat lighter than my last camcorder.

DisadvantagesBit outdated, much smaller and lighter camera's now available.

"...and came up with the Sony DCR TRV245. Next I went into Dixons to get a hands on look at the camera and was very impressed with what I saw. OK there were some smaller cameras at the time, but they were twice the price and didn't meet all my criteria. So I went ahead and ordered on-line (I'm not silly I knew I could get it cheaper than dixons, I just wanted to see it in the flesh, so to speak). * * * * * * * * * In the box * * * * * * * * * The ..." Read review
09.12.2004

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Community Level 1Matt2et

Matt2et

Sony DCR-TRV245

AdvantagesDigital, Easy to use, and can take pics,

DisadvantagesNone that I can think of,

"I've been using this camera for nearly a year now, and I don't regret buying it for a second, but I believe my daughter will as her hole life is now documented min by min on little labled tapes. I think this is a good camera as a first one, it has a lot of good features such as: Colour LCD Display infoLITHIUM Battery USB Streaming + Software Steady shot Night shot Optical zoom x20 Digital zoon x700 Built in light Photo option Remote ..." Read review
16.09.2004

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Community Level 1patrickg1987

patrickg1987

Sony Handycam DCR TRV245

AdvantagesSteadyshot, nightshot, 20x optical zoom, 700x digital zoom

Disadvantagessoftware is complicated, no microphone socket. ound quality isnt too good

"This is one of the better Digital Camcorders on the market. It's light, durable and quite small.It has many great features such as: Night shot Night shot can enable you to see and record in the dark with great detail for up to 20 metres in pitch black areas. It is very good for recording nature documentries. A lot like having night vision goggles! Steadyshot This is a very cool feature which reduces the amount of wobblyness of your recordings. ..." Read review
11.05.2004

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Community Level 2joefireline

joefireline

Sony Handycam DCR TRV245 - a good camcorder

AdvantagesLooks modern, good for it's age, many features, good battery life

DisadvantagesCan now get much better for much less! A bit big in todays world

"I brought this about 4 or 5 years ago, so it is getting fairly old now. I brought it from Agros, at £300, which, at the time, was a good deal, however, you now see camcorders 10 times better, smaller, and lighter, for a much lower price. Damn, if only they were that cheap back then... But oh well. The camcorder's looks is pretty nice, looks modern (even though now fairly old), and quite stylish. In it's time, it was fairly small and light, but ..." Read review
27.02.2008

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Community Level 1star-343

star-343

'Handy cam'

Advantageseasy to use, steady shot, nightcam, 700x digi zoom

Disadvantages..none that can thin of

"I have been using this cam since christmas and have had no problems with it. Found very easy to use and think that the video quality is very good. Also found the sound quailty excellent. The battery seems to last for good while and changes up quite fast ( closing LCD screen also gives you more battery time but found bit harder to film anything from the viewfinder because of size and being in black n white) anyway.. LCD though is great, thought it ..." Read review
17.07.2004

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Manufacturer's product description

Digital 8 is a revolutionary innovation that delivers the best of both worlds. Digital 8 Handycams combine pure digital video recording quality with the benefit of analog Hi8 and 8mm playback capability. As such, Digital 8 Handycams are ideal for upgraders who are already have an extensive library of Hi8 or 8mm, and new users who want high digital quality without that big price tag. The DCR-TRV245E is a compact D8 Handycam with built-in light, SteadyShot and USB streaming. PRODUCT FEATURES: 540.000 Pixel CCD; SteadyShot; 20x optical zoom; 700x digital zoom; Built-in video light; 2.5" color LCD, 123.000 pixels; Advanced USB-streaming (VideoCD-burning); Longplay (also on video8-tapes); NightShot; 8 picture effects; 6 program AE; Battery INFO (LCD-screen); i.LINK (DV) out); Stamina 11h; IR-commander.

General

MPN DCR-TRV245E.CEEJ, DCRTRV245E/CEH, DCR-TRV245E, DCR-TRV245
Product Type Camcorder
Localisation English / Europe, English
Camcorder Sensor Resolution 540 Kpix
Effective Video Resolution 350 Kpix
Camcorder Media Type Digital 8
Optical Sensor Type CCD
Optical Sensor Size 1/6"
Optical Zoom 20 x
Digital Zoom 700 x
Video Recording Modes SP, LP
Faders Bounce fader, monotone fader, mosaic fader, black fader
Image Stabiliser Electronic (Steady Shot)
Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
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AV Interfaces Component video, S-Video

Exposure & white balance

Min Illumination 0 lux
Exposure Modes Programme, automatic
Shooting Programs Spotlight, Sunset & Moon, landscape, portrait mode, Beach & Ski, sports mode
Special Effects Solarisation, Sepia, Mosaic, Stretch, Slim, Pastel, Monotone, Negative Art
White Balance Automatic
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 1/50 sec

Lens system

Type 20 x zoom lens - 2.5 - 50 mm - f/1.6-2.4
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 42 - 840mm
Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
Zoom Adjustment Motorised drive
Filter Size 37 mm

Additional features

Built-in Light Yes
Low Lux / Night Mode Yes
Additional Features Built-in speaker, backlight compensation, digital noise reduction

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type LCD monitor, Electronic
Viewfinder Colour Support Black & White
Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.44"
Viewfinder Resolution 113,000 pixels

Display

Type 2.5" LCD display
Resolution 123,200 pixels
Display Features Rotating

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode Stereo

Connections

Connector Type 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x S-Video output ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 1 x DC power input

Software

Software Drivers & Utilities, PIXELA Image Mixer

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories Camcorder shoulder strap, lens cap, power adapter, USB cable, SCART adapter, audio / video cable, IR remote control

Battery

Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 700 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Manufacturer warranty

Service & Support 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year

Dimensions & weight

Width 8.9 cm
Depth 19.9 cm
Height 10.1 cm
Weight 0.8 kg

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