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Sony DCR-TRV19E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV19E. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The price and usability are also appreciated, but the viewfinder and memory get negative comments.

portability, usability, price, image quality, size

reliability, memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV19E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 193 reviews)

3 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-TRV19E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV19E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and color. The durability and usability also get good views. Opinions are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the portability and price.

image quality, usability, durability, color, battery

reliability, price, portability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV19 Mini-DV CamcorderSony DCR-TRV19 Mini-DV Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV19E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV19E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the reliability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the memory, while views about the color and durability are mixed.

portability, usability, price, image quality, reliability

memory

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV19 MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and RemoteSony DCRTRV19 MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Remote

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV19 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

Sony has completely redone their entire model line with the introduction of seven new MiniDV camcorders. The DCR-TRV19 is the new entry level MiniDV model. Although it is very simple and may work for the person who just wants a point and shoot...

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: dave (shopzilla.com)

Lemon law for camcorders

 
Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: hollywood (shopzilla.com)

TRV 19 is AWSOME

 

Has usb, fire wire, s video, rca imputs. touch lcd screen

small, can not change lens

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: raj (shopzilla.com)

not found Any CD

 

Execelent

verygood

May, 2004

Consumer review by: Jim (shopzilla.com)

Nice little camcorder

 

picture qouality, low light capabilities, easy of use

no color view finder

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: CAJoe (shopzilla.com)

Great camera; beware of the editing software.

 

Small, light, menu quite easy to follow.

Image Mixer software is a nightmare!!

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

My first little camcorder that I love!

 

size, styling, lens quality, nightshot, sony name

price, lcd touch screen still takes getting used to

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: aijitha (shopzilla.com)

excellent first camcorder

 

excellent size and quality

no s video in; has dv in

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Sony Palmcorder DCR-TRV19E Mini DV Camcorder

 

Consumer review by: hojim22 (pricegrabber.com)

Sony HVL-S3D 3-Watt Video Light

 

It is easy to put on your camcorder. It turns on when you need more light and turns off when you don't automatically. The most thing I like it most is its size and weight that can put it in my pocket when I don't use it. I am happy that I have it !

small size but great illumination and it does not need extra battery. It lights up by itself when you set it on auto

It is using your camcorder battery power

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

Sony further extends its leadership in the digital video camera arena with the launch of the new Sony Digital Handycam DCR-TRV series. Sporting compact and lightweight exteriors, the Sony Digital Handycam DCR-TRV series offers video camera consumers a good range of performance features and outstanding video camera basics - professional-quality lens and unmatched battery life. The DCR-TRV19E offers a value-for money option for consumers looking for a no-frills video camera. The Sony Digital Handycam DCR-TRV series stands out from the rest of the entry-level digital video cameras in the market with its professional-quality Carl Zeiss lens. This high-quality lens empowers the user to capture and deliver stunningly sharp video and still images, as well as better contrast. The Sony Digital Handycam DCR-TRV series continues Sony's user-friendly focus. It comes with a unique touch-panel screen, providing easy access to practical functions and facilitating a convenient, spontaneous video recording experience.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):125min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.5in/4.4in
Height:2.5in/3.5in
Weight:1.1lbs/1.4oz
Width:1.4in/2.8in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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

General Features

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

Header

Country Kits:Europe
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HVL-S3D/S3D/TRV19/TRV19E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony/Sony Handycam DCR/Sony HVL

Lens System

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

Lighting System

Class:Continuous
Continuous Light Source:Tungsten
Device Type:On-camera light
Operation:DC

Miscellaneous

CE Product Type:Video light

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix/400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
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 (Super Steady Shot)

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/Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Random
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Solarization
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/LCD