The DCR-TRV280 features a 20x optical zoom and a 2.5 in. LCD screen. The DCR-TRV280 is the lone digital camcorder in the Sony line without a touch screen. Sony has added their popular zoom and record buttons to the side of the DCR-TRV280s LCD screen. While it records the Digital8 signal to Hi8 and 8mm tapes, the DCR-TRV280 however noticably lacks the ability to playback Hi8 and 8mm footage.