Sony DCR-TRV340

User Manual

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Product Description From

The Digital8 line was conceived to provide a path to digital for current owners of 8mm or Hi8 camcorders. The DCR-TRV340 succeeds in that regard, playing back both 8mm and Hi8 tapes. Plus, you can use the camcorder as a digital still camera, recording 640 x 480 stills onto the included 8 MB Memory Stick.

In addition to the normal slew of ports (IEEE 1394, S-Video, mini AV) that have made their way onto the TRV340, there's also a USB port, which, with some included software, offers some interesting functions. Specifically, it allows you to use the camcorder to capture stills, or "broadcast live video with audio".

Sony DCR TRV 340


Video format: Digital8
Progressive scan CCD: No
Flying erase heads: No
Audio: PCM digital stereo
Maximum CCD resolution: 460,000 pixels
CCD size: .17 inches
Eyepiece viewfinder: Yes
LCD screen size: 2.5 inches
LCD swivel: Yes
Aperture: F/1.6-2.7
Filter diameter: 37mm
Optical zoom: 25x
Digital zoom: 700x
Autolight: No
Hot shoe for external light: Yes
Image stabilization: Super SteadyShot
Infrared capability: Yes
Remote included: Yes
Digital camera capability: Yes
Included still memory: 8 MB Memory Stick
Other special features: Analog pass through ports, backwards compatible with Hi8
IEEE1394 output: Yes
Connections: USB, IEEE1394, mic input, headphone jack, S-Video, mini-A/V
S-Video output: Yes
Battery type: FM30 InfoLithium
Included in box: Power adapter, FM30 InfoLithium battery, remote control, 2 AA batteries, A/V cable, lens cap, shoulder strap, 8 MB Memory Stick, USB cable, software CD-ROM
Width: 3.38 inches
Height: 4 inches
Depth: 8.13 inches
Weight: 1.9 lbs.