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Sony CCD TRV 66

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the battery, while the features and build quality get less positive opinions.

image quality, portability, usability, design, size

value for money, color, viewfinder, build quality, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD TRV 66 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 61 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony CCD TRV 66

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Sony CCD TRV 66 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

image quality, usability, battery, design, portability

features

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCDTRV66 Handycam Hi8 CamcorderSony CCDTRV66 Handycam Hi8 Camcorder

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Sony CCD-TRV66 Camcorder Review - Sony Hi8/8mm Camcorders

 

The CCD-TRV66 is a Hi8 camcorder with a MSRP of $899. It has a 20x optical zoom and a 360x digital zoom. The camcorder has the Control L editing protocol, which allows you to edit.

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One Of The All-time Great Sonys!

 

Well here I am again...a day late and a dollar short! If only I had known about EPINIONS back when ...

One of Hi-8's finest moments! Excellent picture. INFO-Lithium system is superb!

a little color washout when AUTO WHITE BALANCE is engaged.

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The Handy Handycam

 

We just got our handycam. I will keep this opinion updated.

Digital Zoom.

None as of yet.

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'Ghost' Feature in my Sony CCD TRV 66

 

Sony DCR-TRV66 Camcorder

Great quality, lots of features, affordable digital format

PROBLEM WITH ON OFF SWITCH/WARRANTY

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Simple and Great

 

Hi, I am a SONY Employee and we have opportunities to take home any equipment we wish on the weekends. For Christmas weekend I took home the CCDTRV66 and it was amazing, I have two small children and of course it being Christmas I wanted to get...

easy & fun to use

none

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Nearest thing to DV

 

This is a great camera. Originally, I was considering

Hi-res. analog (Hi8-XR)

Not digital

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A digital dream come true

 

I bought this product because I was going to Europe on a two month vacation. I used this camcorder more than using regular photos, I hardly ever left it in the room it became my vacation companion. The zoom is amazing it goes so far and stays clear and...

Great features

Figuring all the options

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A Great Camcorder

 

I bought the TRV66 as my first camera for videography. It was the closest thing to going digital without actually, well, going digital.

A lot of features, great picture, affordable

Low light situations cause quite a bit of grain - can be solved with proper lighting.

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More than I bargained for

 

We just had a baby on the 27th of September,2000,and I had to have a camcorder so I can tape our daughter as she grows up.I've always been a Sony fan,so picking a Sony CCD-TRV66 Camcorder was not a hard choice.I have had it for about 6weeks now,...

Convenient,high quality,playback on LCD screen with sound

Battery has a short life

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Great camera! Great Price!

 

I got my camera in march i think it was at best buy for $599(plus 10% off) with a free tripod and bag with the $100 service plan which was worth it because after a few months the lens and tape recorder part gets dirty so i take it in and in ten minutes...

Good picture and sound quality for price.

none so far.

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-F330

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.3in
Height:4.2in
Weight:2lbs
Width:4in

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 / Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV66
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:330Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:470Kpix
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 (Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Stripe fader / Wipe fader
Digital Zoom:360
Media Type:Hi8 / Video8
Special Effects:Black & White / Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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