Click to Go Back to search resultsBack to search results
Sony Handycam DCR-TRV350 Camcorder - Bla...
Photo contributed by #M#.This product photo was contributed by the community member attributed here.
Enlarge
 
Product description:Full product description
With all the features packed into the DCR-TRV350, you won't believe how affordable Sony makes it to share your photos and videos with friends and family. This Digital8 Handyca...Read more
Most relevant review:
See all reviews
rating
Great camcorder for digitizing older 8mm & Hi8 tapes
I purchased this camcorder for a very specific need: to transfer 15-year-old Hi8 wedding tapes to DVD and/or computer archive. The Sony Digital-8 system plays my Hi8 tapes wi...Read more
rating
Great older workhorse videocamera
The Sony digital 8 camera line is a real workhorse videocamera. The TRV350 is near the top of the line, one of a number of models with audio input jack, manual focus, and a fe...Read more

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV350 Camcorder - Black/Silver

PriceC $315.57
+C $38.75 shipping
See detailsSee detailsSee details
sony DCR-TRV350 digital8 camcorder plays 8mm Hi8 analog tapes 30 days Y Buy From
  • Best deal from a top-rated seller
    This item appears here because it is the lowest priced, Buy It Now item from a highly rated seller.
Condition:Seller refurbished
Location:USA
Returns:not accepted
AuctionTime: ending soonestBuy it nowPrice + Shipping: lowest first
There are no "Refurbished: Auction" listings for this product at this time but these other conditions are available
 See all "Refurbished: Buy it Now"

Product description

Product Highlights
Video

Product Identifiers
BrandSony
ModelDCR-TRV350

Key Features
Recording SystemNTSC
Optical Zoom20x
Digital Zoom700x
Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Media FormatDigital8
Resolution0.5 MP
Screen Size2.5"
Weight28.8 Oz.

Optical Sensor
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size1/6"
Optical Sensor Qty1

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Lens ApertureF/1.6-2.4
Focal Length Range2.5mm - 50mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size37 mm
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Min Illumination4 lux
Min Shutter Speed1/4 sec
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Manual, Program

Camera Flash
Flash TypeNone

Memory / Storage
Recording SpeedLP, SP
Supported Flash MemoryMemory Stick

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeLCD
Viewfinder Diagonal Size0.44"

Dimensions
Depth7.83 in.
Height3.98 in.
Width3.5 in.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationRotating (270°)
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color
Display Size2.5"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo
Microphone Operation ModeStereo
Microphone TechnologyElectret condenser

Connections
Connector Types1 x Control-L (LANC), 1 x DC power input, 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK), 1 x S-Video input / output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio (input/output), 1 x microphone
Expansion Slot1 x Memory Stick

Battery
Run Time Up ToUp To 105 min
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

Resolution
Effective Video Resolution0.3 MP

File Format
Digital Video FormatMPEG-1
Still Image FormatJPEG

Other Features
Additional FeaturesBacklight Compensation, Built-In Speaker, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Noise Reduction, Still Shot Capability, analog to digital conversion with pass through
Webcam CapabilityYes

Miscellaneous
Color Black/Silver
White BalanceAutomatic
Night ModeYes
Shooting ModesDigital Photo Mode, Frame Movie Mode

eBay Product ID: EPID100013060
See an error? Let us know
eBay users' reviews
Sony Handycam DCR-TRV350 Camcorder - Black/Silver
  • Average rating:
    Based on 26 user reviews
  • Rating distributions

  • 5 stars15
  • 4 stars9
  • 3 stars2
  • 2 stars0
  • 1 star0
Feature ratings
Picture and sound quality
Ease of use
Battery life
Value for money
Relevance|Newest|Popular

All Reviews

Great camcorder for digitizing older 8mm & Hi8 tapes

Overall rating:
4/5
Feature ratings
Picture and sound quality
Ease of use
Battery life
Value for money
 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 08/03/12
I purchased this camcorder for a very specific need: to transfer 15-year-old Hi8 wedding tapes to DVD and/or computer archive. The Sony Digital-8 system plays my Hi8 tapes with less interference or jitter than my original Hi8 camcorders did. (BTW, this camera can record on the older Hi8 tapes but the Digital-8 system records 60 min. on a 120 min. tape.)
The camera has Sony's iLink (FireWire) so I've been able to capture the old tapes directly into 2 different computers without using any external capture or conversion devices. On a Mac, iMovie has no trouble importing and editing the movies. (This camera can also accept the analog audio/video input from another source--VHS, for example--and pass that through the iLink/FireWire into a computer for capture.)
I also opted for this camcorder vs. a higher-end VCR/VTR unit so I could use it as a backup camera if I ever need it. In my brief experience with the Digital-8 format, the recorded footage from this camera is almost indistinguishable from consumer DV (miniDV) camcorders. Its 16x9 widescreen mode is comparable to any current, non-HiDef consumer camcorders. (Being non-HiDef, the footage from this camera would be ideal for small, web-based video uses.)
Apple's iMovie automatically recognizes and captures either 4x3 or 16x9 footage from this camera, depending on what aspect the footage was shot in. (I would hope that Windows apps should respond the same way.)
As a backup camcorder, this unit is very flexible, including manual (menu-selected) overrides and adjustments for focus & exposure. There is an external mic input but I haven't needed it yet. 20x optical zoom lens is great for 99% of situations. It has Sony's NightShot system so you can shoot greenish footage in totally dark environments.
My one big gripe about this and many other Sony taped-based consumer camcorders is that the tape compartment is accessed and opened on the bottom of the unit. This makes it impossible to change a tape when it is secured to most tripods or camera mounts.
I currently have it secured to my computer desk using a Bogen super-clamp, articulated arm & extended mounting stud. (The stud is narrow enough to screw into the tripod mount but not overlap the tape door; the arm allows me to swing the camera sideways or almost upside down to switch tapes. Hence the gripe!)
I would recommend this camcorder to anyone who needs to digitize a library of--or even just a few--important videos on 8mm or Hi8 tape.
Since this model is older and parts are probably rare, I suggest finding a seller that has multiple units or can repair/replace parts if needed.
Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Report this review

Great older workhorse videocamera

Created: 20/09/08
The Sony digital 8 camera line is a real workhorse videocamera. The TRV350 is near the top of the line, one of a number of models with audio input jack, manual focus, and a few other special features. Only problem I ever had with this model and other later models is they open on the bottom to admit the tape, so you have to remove it from tripod every time you change the tape. Buying a used camera, be sure the video capture port works. I have owned several of these and that is the feature that is most likely to go bad -- besides the tape transport mechanism, which is another story. If that goes bad, the camera is just junk.
Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Report this review

Rated 5 for Hi8 Handycam Owners and 4 for All Others

Created: 18/07/06
If you can get hold of a lightly used Sony Handycam DCR TRV350 for around $250, then as a consumer-level camcorder it's a definite buy. This model records MPEG1 motion and JPG stills on memory stick, and DV motion on Digital8 tape, and can playback and convert analog 8mm recordings to DV files. This is a very cool tool especially for those currently using older 8mm video equipment. Beware that to operate D8 cameras requires two hands. The two-and-a-half inch LCD monitor covers several controls including menu, display and manual exposure. The TRV350 compensates for small amounts of camera-shake. There is a small light to illuminate very dark areas to useable levels, but only at a distance of five feet. The excellent remote control is a standard accessory.

A disappointing feature is that the CCD is very small and does not qualify as a solution for the professional or serious amateur. The pictures are grainy in low light. However the audio is quite acceptable. A couple of extra and larger batteries are necessary because of the insufficient one-hour capacity of the supplied one. Hi8 120 minute cassette tapes have a record time of 60 minutes in standard play mode and 90 minutes in long play mode. Note that the DV cable is not a supplied accessory.

Sony doesn't sell this model anymore. If you are interested in upgrading to digital format on a budget, or if you want to insure that your collection of analog 8mm tapes can be played after your worn analog Handycam stops working, then find a gently used TRV350 to do the job. It performs camera/vcr functions admirably, and interfaces with the computer flawlessly.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Report this review

GREAT PRODUCT, TONS OF COOL FEATURES + EXCELLENT USER'S MANUAL! MY FAV!

Overall rating:
5/5
Feature ratings
Picture and sound quality
Ease of use
Battery life
Value for money
 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 12/09/14
A superb handheld video camera that is lightweight, easy to use, versatile, loaded with features and produces high quality images in both standard and extended play formats! i have owned my original camera since they first came out, (back in early 2000's) and just recently purchased another, back-up camera to augment my frequent video-taping of family events! It is a super durable camera , having been to Europe 8 times, from Greece to Great Britain, and never a single problem! I do recommend having a 2 battery usage plan, as even on a long shoot, it is always good to have a recharged battery ready to go, as that is the primary reason I have been inconvenienced on tour! Congrats to the Sony team for a great product!

Sincerely,
A dedicated and happy user!
Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Report this review

Sony Handycam DCR - TRV350

Created: 02/02/11
I bought this to transfer 25 years of 8mm, HI8, and Digital 8 tapes to an external hard drive. Works good but be aware, the standard video streaming is not compatible with windows vista or windows 7. Luckily I have an old computer still running windows XP and it works great using the firewire connection. I am not sure how you would use it with more recent operating systems, probably would have to buy some type of editing software. I got the driver disk with the camera but the driver is not compatible with the newer operating systems. I researched it for a while but did not find an answer so I am working with the easy solution. I still have a lot of work to do but it is progressing well.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Report this review

Bubble Opens Help Start of layer
Bubble Help End of layer