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Sony CCD-TRV57

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Sony CCD-TRV57. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the durability. The design and viewfinder get less positive opinions.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

viewfinder, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD-TRV57 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Sony CCD-TRV57 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the image quality and size. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the durability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCDTRV57 8mm CamcorderAC Adaptor / Charger for Sony HandyCam CCD-TRV51 CCD-TRV57 CCD-TRV58 Camcorder

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: litlblkseal (

How much do I love this camera??


I purchased the TRV57 about 2 days ago. Ever since I haven't been able to put it down!! I love it's ease of use, and the LCD screen. The picture quality is very good and it is unbelievably easy to hook up to the television for easy playback. I love the...

Light and easy to use, the nightshot is very good

No color viewfinder

Mar, 2001

Consumer review by: mich711 (

My second 8mm video camera


After reading Consumer Reports reviews on video cameras, I felt confident in placing my trust in their recommendation of this video camera. Sure, they recommended a number of video cameras, some digital, others analog, and covering a vast price range....

8mm, features such as steady-shot and nightshot, sound through LCD, LCD screen, and remote control, and price

could be a bit smaller ; boxy looking

Dec, 2000

Consumer review by: superkrank (

Too Bad It Ain't Digital


For those contemplating a new camcorder purchase, the

Good features, Solid Craftsmanship

Not Digital

Oct, 2000

Consumer review by: jdjtanmm (

It's So Much Fun!


Light, easy to use, lots of fun features

They don't offer an 8mm tape converter to use in your VCR.

Sep, 2000

Product Specifications

Your choice for a more action packed way to enter into Sony's AV world. The CCD-TRV57 models not only come with what you've come to expect from Sony's Handycam Vision series: 2.5" LCD screen, NightShot (for 0 lux shooting), 8 picture effects, super digital noise reduction, advanced titler and InfoLITHIUM battery, STAMINA power management system, 80x digital and remote commander. Also unique are Steady Shot, 380k CCD system and a built-in light meaning you can always get clear, rock-solid images, no matter how wild the conditions. So get into the thick of it, and be sure your Sony will keep a steady hand.


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


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

General Features

3D: No
Format:8 mm
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3