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Sony CCD TRV 36

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and build quality. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the value for money. The size and battery get critical reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, build quality, design

battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD TRV 36 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony CCD TRV 36

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony CCD TRV 36 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, battery, design, portability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony CCDTRV36 Handycam Hi8 Camcorder

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Look Like a Pro with this Camera!

 

Lights, Camera, Action!

Packed with features! Easy to use, edit, and make home movies on!

Low battery life, some screen glare, audio quality needs improvement

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We are Very Pleased...

 

We purchased this camcorder 2 1/2 years ago, and so far are very pleased. I would like to have bought a Hi-8 HiFi, but just couldn't justify the extra money. The 30X Zoom (mine is a TRV32 not 36) is very detailed and not pixely like many others I've...

Picture quality, steady shot, easy to use

Sound quality could be better

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Every Shoot a Happy One

 

I bought the TRV36 as an Hi8 replacement for the 2 Sony 8mm camcorders I own. My experience in using this camcorder has been entirely positive, indeed its performance has exceeded my high expectations.

Light weight, easy to use,quality performance

Can't copy tapes from other video decks

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Great Camera

 

We have had a VHS camera for the last 8 years..We were taking our first trip to Disney World with our daughter and her husband and 2 children. The VHS is such a large camera, it would be kind of hard to carry it all day. So we deceided to buy a...

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Nice size

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Perfect family camcorder!

 

We have owned this camcorder for less than a month but already I am not sure what we did before we had it. With 3 small children who are always on the go there are some moments that you just don't want to miss! This easy to use camcorder can keep up...

Simple to use, lightweight, durable

comes with a battery with a short life. additional batteries are expensive

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Big Brother's Watching

 

This camcorder is very similar to the one I bought and used until I dropped it. Now it's in the closet. But before I dropped it, I got all kinds of great stuff. For example, I stayed at a hotel in a famous city. My window overlooked the river, and on...

great machine

can't drop it

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Makes those family movies and even fun in the dark

 

The Sony CCD-TRV 36 is a very handy little camcorder with features such as a 330x zoom, color view screen, auto light switch, and one of the most fun features the night shot. With the night shot you can see and film in total darkness, witch may be one...

Great value

Battery only charges on the camcorder

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This camera can really shoot!

 

I love the Sony Handycam! This is the perfect camcorder for busy moms that love to capture the moment. The best thing about this camera is you can go back and edit the bad shots out.

Clear picture quality, no shakiness, longer lasting battery

Price$

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User Friendly Camcorder

 

Sony has some of the best electronics out on the market and they certainly do not disappoint with this camcorder. My wife and I were in the market for a camcorder last year before the birth of our son. Both sets of his grandparents live far away so we...

Good price range, easy-to-use features

none so far

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Great camcorder

 

I wanted to buy a camcorder to capture special moments of my new baby. I run a dance program for kids 3-1/2 years through 12th grade and I put together a video scrapbook at the end of every year, so I also wanted a durable camera with clear images to...

Clear picture and sound - very light

Battery doesn't last long - loss of generation when editing

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Product Specifications

When the going gets dim, this Sony 8mm camcorder really gets going. With Sony's NightShot system, you can capture video even when shooting in total darkness, by using the built-in infrared system. And when the light comes back on, this system delivers almost twice the picture resolution of regular 8mm or VHS camcorders. 8 picture effects, 5 language titling capabilities and 4 fader modes are at your disposal anytime, compliments of a Stamina Power Management System that can record up to 14 hours on one optional battery. Which means you'll probably run out of daylight before you run out of Handycam.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.6in
Height:4.2in
Weight:2lbs
Width:4.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV36
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam CCD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4-3.0
Max Focal Length:73.8mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:18
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader
Digital Zoom:330
Media Type:Hi8 / Video8
Shooting Modes:Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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