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Sony Handycam DCR-TRV355E

Superb digital video can be yours with one of Sony's Digital8 Handycam camcorders. Get to see remarkable Sony technology in action every time with any...

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Super

ProGreat Picture, Plenty of Features

ConsAverage Battery Life

The Sony DCR-TRV 355 (from now on called the 355 in this review) is a camcorder you can most certainly rely on for your home footage needs whatever the subject. Maybe you are looking at recording your loved animals, such as Fluffy the kitten, or your newly-born, Brooklyn, or maybe those steamy...

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Excellent

“A truely great Camcorder”

published 11/05/2004

ProVery good quality extras

Consnone

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

ProLoads of features and buttons

Consperhaps too many for most users

I'm on to my third camcorder in twelve years, and this is without question the best I've ever had. Apologies in advance, if you are not familiar with video and digital technology, the rest of this article will be pretty heavy going, suffice to say, and without wanting to be patronising, if you...

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Excellent

ProCompatability to play/edit previous Hi8 tapes

ConsBulky in terms of digital camcorders

Sony was my 1st choice to replace my previous camcorder that typically had started to go wrong just after my daughter was born. I wanted to go digital but didn't want to lose the option to play the hundreds and I mean hundreds of Hi8 tapes that I still haven't put onto VHS!! So I checked out the...

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Super

“Good for Home Videos”

published 15/11/2003

Pro20X Optical Zoom, Great Quality Pictures

ConsTo Little Accessories (No Professional Flash)

I have been using one for 3 months now and I love it very much. The Sony DCR-TRV355 Camcorder has a similar design to most Sony Camcorders. It fits nicely, comfortably and securely with one's hand. The camcorder comes with a very good lens and has 20X Optical Zoom. The pictures are very clear and...

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Super

ProGood picture quality compared to other camcorders

ConsBulky, slow startup

When I first came over in UK North, I realised that, to capture the beauty of the landscapes, a camera is not enough. That's when I started my research on the camcorders. For reasons unknown, I was somehow hell bent on buying a Sony Digital Camcorder. Maybe for the brand name associated with...

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Excellent

published 25/09/2008

Excellent camera with very good results and has a good feel about it. Two problems though. The first is the Firewire or iLink port. I successfully transferred quite of lot of video to my computer using Firewire when suddenly it stopped working. I tried to connect on other machines but no luck. On the web I found I was not alone and many put the blame port burn out on "hot connecting". There is no mention of this in the manual and Sony has totally ignored pleas for help! The USB works OK but only with the provided software Image Transfer. The second is that Image Transfer software is not up to the same standard as the cam and the upgrade is a rip off.

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Excellent

published 07/08/2008

just the best vid cam ive used todate....nothing comes close ewsome, night shot is fantastic..so much you can do with this cam,its worth double what i paid :o)

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Product Information : Sony Handycam DCR-TRV355E

Manufacturer's product description

Superb digital video can be yours with one of Sony's Digital8 Handycam camcorders. Get to see remarkable Sony technology in action every time with any model you choose. PRODUCT FEATURES: 800,000 pixel CCD; SuperSteadyShot; 20x optical zoom; 700x digital zoom; Built-in video light; 2.5" color LCD, 123.000 Pixels; MPEG movie EX; Hi8/Video8 playback compatibility; Advanced USB-streaming (VideoCD-burning); Memory Stick slot; Longplay (also on video8 tapes); NightShot; 8 picture effects; 6 program AE; Playback zoom; Battery info (LCD-screen); i.LINK (DV) in/out, analog in/out; Stamina 10h; IR-commander.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony Handycam DCR-TRV355E - camcorder - Digital8, Sony Handycam DCR-TRV355 - camcorder - Digital8

Product Type: Camcorder

Localisation: English / Europe, English

Media Type: Digital 8

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick card

Sensor Resolution: 800 Kpix

Effective Sensor Resolution: Video: 400 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 (Super 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: DCRTRV355E.CEH, DCR-TRV355E.CEEJ, DCR-TRV355E, DCR-TRV355

Product Type: Camcorder

Localisation: English / Europe, English

Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 800 Kpix

Effective Video Resolution: 400 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: Overlap fader, random, bounce fader, monotone fader, window wipe, mosaic fader, black fader

Image Stabiliser: Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: MPEG EX

Image Recording Format: JPEG

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: Still, solarisation, Sepia, Mosaic, Stretch, Trail, Slim, Pastel, Monotone, Old Movie, Flash Motion, Luminance Key, Negative Art, Low Shutter Speed (LSS), Chroma Key

White Balance: Automatic

Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/3 sec

Lens System

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

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 45 - 900mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Filter Size: 37 mm

Additional Features

Built-in Light: Yes

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

DV input: 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 microphone ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ¦ 1 x composite video/audio (input/output) ¦ 1 x S-Video input / output ¦ 1 x Control-L (LANC) ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick card

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 )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick card

Image Storage: JPEG 640 x 480

Video Capture: MPEG - 320 x 240 ¦ MPEG - 160 x 112

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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