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Sony DCR-TRV110

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and portability, but there are some mixed comments about the price. The features and battery get negative views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV110 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: superkrank (epinions.com)

This ain't yo Daddy's camcorder...

 

The Sony DCR-TRV110 is one of Sony's most affordable

Affordable Sony Craftsmanship

lacking some features

Oct, 2000

Consumer review by: babythumps (epinions.com)

Love it

 

In need of a new camcorder because my old Sharp Viewcam was on the fritz, and my daughters dance recital was in a week I had to find something fast. I personally think the images are great, and was lucky enough to get a firewire card and software to...

Digital, features

ergonomics of some functions

Jun, 2000

Consumer review by: E_H_Swan (epinions.com)

go SONY, best the market has to offer!

 

My 8mm just bit the dust about a month ago, so I've been looking around for a good camcorder that plays my old 8mm's but has the quality and the options of digital. It didnt take me long to realize SONY was the best and only way to go. JVC and others...

Everything

still a bit steep in price.

May, 2000

Consumer review by: GaryD (epinions.com)

Did You Know I'm Exactly the Same As-

 

This is why they invented Xerox. To keep the clones coming.

Light weight, easy to use, lots of good features for the price.

None

Apr, 2000

Consumer review by: malc (epinions.com)

great format bad camera

 

I have worked in television for ten years in a technical capacity. I bought this camera to use on a recent one month trip to Iran. It worked perfectly and withstood mild usage and hot temperatures, and it appears reliable. The digital 8 format gives...

Format, price, digital output

Poor color balance and smear rejection

Feb, 2000

Consumer review by: janespaulding (epinions.com)

Easy to use and a great camera too!

 

My husband and I decided that our family needed a video camera a few weeks ago. We were getting ready to go on a vacation\family visit many miles from home and wanted to have lots of pictures and video of the occasion. The problem was, what to buy? ...

Flexible, full featured, easy to use

neck strap fastens in an awkward place.

Feb, 2000

Consumer review by: flindingo (epinions.com)

Why Digital 8 is so Darn Cool!

 

The Sony Digital 8 series is a great breakthrough in the market for the consumer to enter into the digital realm of film making for very cheap. First of all D8 is fully DV compatible but it uses different tapes, (Old Hi8 tapes). It then runs those...

Great product, Cheap, backwards compatible, Analog - Digital conversion

No white Balance

Jan, 2000

Consumer review by: moiratig (epinions.com)

gotta love it

 

i purchased the sony dcr-trv110 for two main reasons:

side monitor screen, good quality, good zoom

any way you look at it, it still costs 3 months' rent

Jan, 2000

Consumer review by: RainbowDoll (epinions.com)

Picture Perfect

 

This sony digital camcorder makes filming fun and easy. The light-weight model allows subjects and the filmer to see what is being recorded. It is easy to hold and filming is easy even for those without a steady hand.

Light weight, easy to use

EXPENSIVE

Jan, 2000

Consumer review by: brunor (epinions.com)

Good but not perfect

 

I bought this camcorder (actually the TRV103, still haven't found what differs from the TRV110) last summer, after the birth of my daughter. I had in mind the typical family use of a camcorder: family events, travel, watching the kids grow up, etc... I...

picture quality, ease of use, bells and whistles

a lot of plastics, short warranty

Jan, 2000
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Product Specifications

The Sony Digital Video Camera brings you outstanding digital quality with up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution. Its Steadyshot Picture Stabilization system compensates for camera "shake" without compensating picture quality, and its NightShot system captures video even when you're shooting in total darkness. The LaserLink Wireless Transmitter maintains a reliable connection of up to 16 feet between your camera and TV. New analog recording capability allows you to record from an analog source and convert the images to digital video through A/V inputs. If you want the very best in digital video camcorders, you want this Sony. Digital8 Handycam camcorders playback virtually any 8mm or Hi8 Tape. Sony DCR-TRV110 is capable of recording 12-Bit or 16-Bit digital stereo audio. 20x Optical/360x Digital Zoom brings the action up close from far away. 2.5" Active Matrix LCD Screen provides excellent viewing clarity, with improved resolution. Steadyshot Picture Stabilization is the image stabilization system using motion sensors that compensates for camera "shake". With Sony's NightShot system you can capture video even when shooting in total darkness (0 lux) up to 10 feet away using the built-in infrared system. By applying slow shutter in the NightShot mode picture quality is increased. LaserLink Wireless Transmitter with TV Control provides wireless connection between your camera and TV, up to 16 feet. TV Control will power your TV on, and set it to the proper video input. SteadyShot eliminates shaky camera shots without compromising picture quality. New Analog Recording Capability allows you to record from an analog source and converts to digital video through A/V inputs. Using Sony's unique Adaptive Frame Interpolation, for better image quality, you can store hundreds individual still images. Sony's Program AE modes will make all of the inecessay settings to the shutter speed, aperature, and focusing for a variety of Lesson Mode, Spotlight Mode, Beach and Ski Mode, Sunset and Moon Mode, Landscape Mode and Low Lux.

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
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.5in
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 / Lesson mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon / Twilight mode

General Features

3D: No
Format:Digital 8
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV110
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4-2.9
Max Focal Length:72mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix
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

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader
Digital Zoom:360
Media Type:Digital8
Special Effects:Art / Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Slow Shutter / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD