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Sony Handycam DCR-TRV245E

Digital 8 is a revolutionary innovation that delivers the best of both worlds. Digital 8 Handycams combine pure digital video recording quality with t...

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ProUSB streaming, somewhat lighter than my last camco...

ConsBit outdated, much smaller and lighter camera's no...

About a year ago I decided that my clunky old C-VHS camcorder had to be replaced by something smaller, lighter and much more up to date. So I set myself some criteria and started to search the internet. So what did I want from my new camcorder???? 1.An LCD screen 2.It had to be digital in one...

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“Sony DCR-TRV245”

published 16/09/2004

ProDigital, Easy to use, and can take pics,

ConsNone 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...

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ProLooks modern, good for it's age, many features, go...

ConsCan now get much better for much less! A bit big i...

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...

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“Sony Handycam DCR TRV245”

published 11/05/2004

ProSteadyshot, nightshot, 20x optical zoom, 700x digi...

Conssoftware is complicated, no microphone socket. oun...

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...

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Excellent

“'Handy cam'”

published 17/07/2004

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

Cons..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...

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Excellent

“Steady or Shocky”

published 19/04/2004

ProSteadyShot , Ligth , lots of options , easy use

Consnone I Think

The sony Handycam DCR TRV245 is a great camara for me between the functions of the camara is one that I really Like Called STEADYSHOT what it does if you are like me that ,cant film so well, it will make the image steady also it has a potential zoom and it resists shocks one time about 6 months...

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Product Information : Sony Handycam DCR-TRV245E

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.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony Handycam DCR-TRV245E - camcorder - Digital8, Sony Handycam DCR-TRV245 - camcorder - Digital8

Product Type: Camcorder

Localisation: English / Europe, English

Media Type: Digital 8

Sensor Resolution: 540 Kpix

Effective Sensor Resolution: Video: 350 Kpix

Lens System: 20 x zoom lens - 2.5 - 50 mm - f/1.6-2.4

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Digital Zoom: 700 x

Image Stabiliser: Electronic (Steady Shot)

Viewfinder: LCD monitor - 0.44" - black & white, Electronic - 0.44" - black & white

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 700 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Component video, S-Video

Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.9 cm x 19.9 cm x 10.1 cm

Weight: 0.8 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

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

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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