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Sony CCD-TRV128

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Sony CCD-TRV128. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The size and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the color.

usability, price, size, portability, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD-TRV128 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Sony CCD-TRV128 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The image quality and size are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, size, image quality, portability, durability

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCDTRV128 Hi8 Analog Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical ZoomSony CCDTRV128 Hi8 Analog Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Jack Teubner (

Sony Handycam CCD-TRV99 Camcorder


Purchased before a south island trip, and it was the best purchase. I have taken wedding vedio phots to property photos with great pleasure. The CCD TRV99 High * digital effect was the best vedio camers I owned out of seven vedio cameras. It had low...

The best I ever owned

Sony does not make anything any more

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: wlatchaw (

Worthless NO WB


Lots of extra


Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: elephants69foo (

**Kinky home videos anyone....'**


Good starter camera

big and heavy

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: elephants69foo (

**Kinky home videos anyone....?**


My holiday is drawing nearer and with having made the big mistake of requesting a new credit card(after I had a good day and decided to cut it up!), it was burning a hole in my pocket and I decided to "window" shop at Argos. I found a bargain of a new ...

Good starter camera

big and heavy

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: beanknotty (

Great family video camera!


We were looking for a video recorder that we would use for family/school events. After much research we chose the Sony CCD TRV 128. I still have much to learn as this has tons of features! The fades, lights settings and night shot are just a few of ...

Small, Economical, Easy to Use, Tons of features


Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: bobsanders653 (

Sony Says Nuts to Digital!


The thing about Sony is that it is the accepted standard in newsrooms for in-field recording. Myself, I am an American and I guess I have gotten over the shock that other people besides Americans can produce quality products - many years ago. But it ...

Fantastic for budding video artists - or wannabees

takes time to learn compared to digital

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: jafur (

Sony Has a Good Product


I just purchased this cam and I find it great. I was a bit concerned about it not having an Image Stabilization System. While that is true in terms of recording - it has a function called a Time Based Correction (TBC). From what I gather and I am not ...

Inexpensive compared to Digital

None I can find

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: bubbacola367 (

This is a Great Camera!


I have a Sony CCD-TRV30 (circa 1995) and I felt it was getting a bit old. When I looked at CamCorders I felt that the Sony was going to be my preference due to its outstanding performance from the past. I wanted a better zoom than the TRV30 had (12x ...

Great Optics - Low Price - It is a Sony

Neck Strap holds Camera in a Downward Pointing Position

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Review: Sony Handycam CCD-TRV128 Hi8 Digital Camcorder

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Excellent product, great price!

Dec, 2004

Product Specifications

Saving treasured moments should never cost a fortune. With the Sony CCD-TRV128 Hi8 Handycam camcorder, you get most of the high-end features you would expect from a top-of-the-line camcorder, such as a 2.5" SwivelScreen LCD display, a huge 20X optical zoom and NightShot Plus infrared recording system, all for an unbelievably low price. It even includes the new Easy Handycam feature, which automates most of the camcorder's processes and makes videotaping a snap.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam CCD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.4
Max Focal Length:50mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:200Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:320Kpix
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Stripe / White fader
Digital Zoom:990
Media Type:Hi8
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic