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Sony CCD TRV 58

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Sony CCD TRV 58. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and design. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the color and viewfinder.

price, usability, portability, design, zoom

image quality, battery, viewfinder, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD TRV 58 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Sony CCD TRV 58 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the image quality.

price, usability, portability, design

image quality

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCD-TRV58 Hi8mm CamcorderSony CCD-TRV58 Hi8mm Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: lesterhuge (

Sony CCD-TRV58 Hi8 Camcorder, JVC stomper


I recently bought one at a yard sale for $5. Yes I said $5. I thought it was an older unit with no flip out LCD but when I got it home I almost had a Heart attack when I took the time to really check it out.I charged the battery and put a new tape in...

All functioning extras & night shot

No image stabilizer

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: anakins (

I love this camcorder


I think it is a quality camera for a reasonable price. It is very easy to use and fairly light and compact. Even my 12 year old daughter can use it. I love how it can hook up to the TV to view the video, or you can view right on the large screen. I...

night shot,460x digital zoom, great price

the battery drains if it hasn't been used for a while.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: blythiee (

a decent buy on a budget.


I bought this camera in October and it is a decent, well-working camcorder, but it is missing some feature which would enhance even the novices' experience. For one thing, if you're using the camcorder as a handheld, all natural little bumps and jars...

decent price, lcd screen, playback option

doesn't have a feature to reduce jarring when used as a handheld

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: meatwhistle (

piece of Junk


Just after the year warranty was up, mine would only record at a slow-motion pace. Sort of like the opposite of Benny Hill. It will cost more to fix than to replace. I am very dissatisfied with Sony customer service. This unit had no more than maybe 8...

compact size, lower price

broken after 1 year. short battery life.

Dec, 2001

Consumer review by: ingallm (

spend the extra 40 dollars


This has been a great camcorder for our family. It is easy to turn on and film in a hurry when you don't want to miss those one time events. I wish I had spent the extra money for the steady shot feature which was about 40 dollars more. The battery...

low cost, it's a sony

no image stabilizer

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: scottyk924 (

$350 Even


This camera is like a 1996 Honda Civic, it gets the job done reliably. No flashy features, a no nonsense transportation, or in this case, a simple way to record Video. The titling features of this camera are the same as in the Ultra-High Priced...

Good Picture quality, Fold out Screen

No Steady Shot! No color view finder

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: dkozin (

Sony CCD-TRV58 Hi8 Camcorder With 2.5" LCD ? But Where Is Image Stabilizer?


Remember the not-so-long-ago times when $300-350 would buy you only low-band 8mm/VHS-C camcorder with no LCD? As digital camcorders fell in price, so did the hi-band models, as demonstrated by Sony's Hi8 model line.

Picture, features, battery, easy to use, price, looks

No image stabilizer

Jul, 2001

Product Specifications

Sony sets a new standard in digital recording with its Hi8 Handycam Vision camcorder. Let the recording begin with Sony CCD-TRV58 Hi8 Handycam Camcorder, featuring a 2.5" LCD screen for shooting and viewing. With this LCD screen you actually see what you shoot and more

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser: No


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

General Features

3D: No
Format:Hi 8
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam CCD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4
Max Focal Length:72mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:250Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer: None


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

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:460
Media Type:Hi8 / Video8
Special Effects:Black & White / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Stretch


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD