Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony DCR TRV 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 11. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and durability. The usability and image quality also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the memory and price. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

portability, image quality, usability, durability, battery

price, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

See all Sony Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 99 reviews)

2 expert reviews

User Reviews  

Showing 76 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 44 of 76 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (23)

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR TRV 11

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 11 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and durability. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the reliability, and there are some critical views about the memory and price.

portability, usability, image quality, durability, design

price, memory

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV11 Digital Camcorder with Builtin Digital Still ModeSony DCRTRV11 Digital Camcorder with Builtin Digital Still Mode

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV11 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The DCR-TRV11 is a MiniDV camcorder with a MSRP $1399. It packs an over 600,000 pixel CCD for capturing ultra high resolution video. The camcorder includes a large 3.5 inch color LCD screen. The Sony camcorders have great battery times.

Jun, 2004

Expert review by: PC Authority (pcauthority.com.au)

Sony DCR-TRV11E Digital Video HandyCam

 

With this camera you wouldn't miss many tricks. Solid and dependable with all the tools to turn out a professional looking production on a budget.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: ab29 (epinions.com)

Great for first ever camcorder

 

very good video and sound quality`

battery life and too much money

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: dmeltz (epinions.com)

I can't believe video this good comes for so little money

 

I've had the use of this camera for the past few days. Even though I am used to higher-end professional cameras, I have to say that this little unit is a pleasure to use. I believe it has been discontinued now, so you'll have to look for it used or on...

Tons of Fun! Great audio! Excellent video!

for the price, none

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: NateK53 (epinions.com)

A High Price to Pay for A Small Camcorder

 

I don't actually own this camcorder. I was in need of one for a project, and borrowed this from a friend to use for two weeks. Over that time, I ended up using the TRV11 quite a bit, and found a lot of features on it that I almost couldn't have lived...

Small, takes still pictures, it's miniDV, good video and sound quality.

It is really expensive and has a short battery life.

Nov, 2001

Consumer review by: surf_runner (epinions.com)

Sony the one and only ?

 

Have had the Sony TRV-11 for over 9 months and it has performed at or above expectations as far as what I bought it for.

Excellent picture and sound quality. ; 10 ; Integrated Firewire / 1394 interface

Still camera only 640 X 480

Oct, 2001

Consumer review by: latompa (epinions.com)

Simply very good

 

This camera is a perfect choice for a amateur film maker-wannabe like myself.

Great movie picture. Lens is incredibly sharp.

Fragile mechanism. LCD hard to see in bright light. Some features only accessed thru remote.

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: elmoebeesn (epinions.com)

Don't Throw Away Your Money

 

I hate to always be the bearer of bad news as it seems as though I am lately with many of my electronics reviews; however, I hate to see people throwing their money away on fairly decent products when there are very good products out there for similar...

Good video and sound quality, fairly steady footage

very expensive, low resolution pics comparatively, battery life

May, 2001

Consumer review by: mooremike1 (epinions.com)

OPTION-ALL

 

You no longer need to carry both a camera and camcorder. The standard battery is fine. It charges fast and last for enough time. It comes with this Night Vision thing, I don't really need it, but it's fun! This camera is perfect for anybody. I bought...

Very great quality picture

SO many features

May, 2001

Consumer review by: ding14 (epinions.com)

Get it while you can !!

 

I just bought my Sony TVR11 a week ago and love it. I shopped around for months comparing models and brands (Canons & JVC) and functions etc and I do not regret my decision. This Sony had most useful functions than any of the others I looked at with...

Light weight, great 3.5 LCD screen, cool night vision function, easy to handle zoom

price, photo stills taken indoors not the best, user manual not great

May, 2001

Product Specifications

This Sony digital camcorder lets you capture life's precious moments with quality and ease. Its 680, 000 pixel CCD delivers dynamically clear images. The high-quality 10x Carl Zeiss optical zoom lens/120x digital zoom provides great close-ups. It comes with a Memory Stick that stores dozens of digital still photos until you're ready to transfer them to your computer. A Super NightShot with two-stage Slow Shutter enables you to shoot subjects up to 3 meters away in total darkness.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.7in
Height:2.8in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:6.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV11
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
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

Recording

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch / Trail
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD