Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...


Order now within and get a free shipping upgrade & 60 180 day warranty!

Certified Refurbished

Sony Digital8 8mm DCR-TRV280 Handycam Video Camcorder

Customer Reviews
$329.95 $174.95 Save  
(You save $155.00)

Camcorder Comes With:

  • Battery & Charger/AC Adapter
  • 3.5MM A/V & USB Cable
  • 180 Day Warranty
  • Free One-Day Shipping
  • Get it by:

Product Description


The Sony DCR-TRV280 uses the Digital8 format, which digitally records images onto both standard Hi8 tapes or newer Digital8 tapes. If you're upgrading from an 8mm or Hi8 camera, this camcorder will not playback your old tapes - you would need a model that is reverse compatible (such as the DCR-TRV330). Sony SteadyShot image stabilization technology will help to keep shakes and wobbles out of your video. For audio, the DCR-TRV280 offers 16-bit PCM digital stereo with 12-bit dubbing. If you're planning to play your video on a TV or if you are going to digitally transfer your videos on your computer/DVD, this Sony includes an industry standard IEEE 1394 port (also known as iLink and FireWire), S-video, USB, and AV ports.




Tape Compatibility
Record: Digital8, Hi8, 8mm

Playback: Digital8 only

2.5" Color LCD Screen

IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
AV RCA 3-1 Cable (Yellow, Red, White)

4.25" x 4.25" x 6.25"
2.0 lbs.

CCD Optical Sensor Technology
460,000 Optical Sensor Resolution

20x Optical
990x Digital

16-bit PCM Stereo



Will it work with my tapes?
That's a great question! This camcorder will play any tape that was recorded with a Digital8 camcorder. If your tape says Hi8 or Digital8 and was recorded with a Sony model starting with DCR, it will work! Still not sure, call us at 1-877-283-1672.
What's all included with it?
Most importantly - the certified refurbished camcorder. And it also comes with the battery, charger/AC adapter, handstrap, and the AV cable. Everything you need to playback your old tapes.
How do I know it will work?
We guarantee it will! This camcorder is certified refurbished. Every function - literally, every function - has been tested, serviced, and certified to be fully functional. This camcorder is better than new.
What if it doesn't work?
No worries - this camcorder is covered by a 60 day UNCONDITIONAL warranty. Whatever the reason, even shipping damage, you are fully covered.
What condition is it in?
Mechanically, this camcorder is in perfect condition. Cosmetically, it is like new and in great condition. You will think you have a brand new camcorder.
When will it be delivered?
We offer free overnight shipping to most locations. Your package will arrive to you by UPS or USPS within 1-2 business days - and yes, it is insured against any shipping damage.
I'm nervous about online ordering, can I place my order over the phone?
Absolutely! Our online checkout is 100% secure, or you can call our customer service team 24/7 - give us a call at 1-877-283-1672.
What have other customers thought of your camcorders?
Great question! Check out our third-party and verified reviews from actual customers:
Mechanically superb and works perfectly. Cosmetically, a well-cared-for used camera that has seen limited use but remains in excellent condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged. Backed by a 180 day warranty.

Warranty Information

60 Day Warranty

Our certified refurbished camcorders are guaranteed to be one of the most reliable refurbished camcorders in the world. If you are not fully satisfied, for any reason, just return your camcorder within 60 days of your purchase for a full refund or a new replacement. We'll even pay for shipping - both ways!

You are completely satisfied, or you'll get:

  • 100% Refund or Replacement
  • No Deductible or Restocking Fee - Ever!
  • Free Two-Way Shipping
  • Unconditional 60-Day Coverage

Product Reviews

Write Review

  1. Works! Finally got it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 21st 2016

    Finally found the camera that I was looking for! THANKS GUYS!!