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Sony DCR-TRV25

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV25. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the zoom.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV25 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-TRV25

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV25 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV25 Mini DV CamcorderSony DCR-TRV25 Mini DV Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV25

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV25 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the color and image quality. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the size.

portability, usability, price, image quality, color

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV25 MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder w/ 2.5" LCD, MPEG EX, Memory Stick & Mega Pixel Video/ StillSony DCRTRV25 MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder w/ 2.5" LCD, MPEG EX, Memory Stick & Mega Pixel Video/ Still

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV25 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

Sony's DCR-TRV25 is a brand new addition to the Sony MiniDV line with a street price around $899. Whereas many camcorders are upgrades to older models, Sony has added the DCR-TRV25 in-between the DCR-TRV18 and the DCR-TRV50.

May, 2002

Consumer review by: sexybutterfart (shopzilla.com)

Gah BLAH fah...doh!

 

FUCKIN' GREAT

I'm not rich enough to afford better

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

GREAT CAM.

 

BOUGHT IT 2 YEARS AGO AND LOVE IT. TAKES OK PICS.

CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE MANUAL.

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: Zac (shopzilla.com)

Great buy

 

Light weight, sturdy, ease of use

Manual y far too complicated

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: Jeff Patnaude (shopzilla.com)

Great Home-sumer product at a Great price

 

Great image, small camcorder, AV in/outs & sturdy.

Bottom tape transport-cant unload on tripod. Low light so-so

May, 2003

Consumer review by: kcmule (epinions.com)

A good, solid 1 chip consumer camcorder

 

Footage taken with the TRV-25 outdoors on a clear day could easily be mistaken for footage taken wit ...

excellent color range, fast accurate autozoom, manual exposure controls, easy computer interface

on board mic, touchy zoom, tiny buttons, low light/indoor quality

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: danepinion (epinions.com)

Very satisfied

 

I thoroughly enjoy using this camera. Being able to edit the tapes on my computer has been a great experience. It is a very simple process with the right software ( I use Ulead Video Express).

Small, great video, plenty of features

Tape ejects from the bottom, low light capability

May, 2003

Consumer review by: sn1pe (epinions.com)

The sony DCR-TRV25

 

As a desktop publisher, I got interested in video editing, so I wanted to purchase a good quality camera. For my price range, the TRV25 was the best I could get. Although great for home or fun, this isn't something I would use for professional filming....

good reliability, can go anywhere, good video quality

pictures are not so well done, lighting greatly affects quality

May, 2003

Consumer review by: el_guapo (epinions.com)

A Great Feature-Rich Camera

 

When I started looking at camcorders, I talked to a friend of mine who videotapes football games, weddings and such. He recommended a Mini DV camcorder because of the video quality and flexibility. Because of our budget, I had to find one for around...

Many Features

Have to remove it from the tripod to change the tape

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: iohana (epinions.com)

Sony delivers

 

I bought the TRV-25 after many hours and days of reading reviews and comparing features and prices.

Great features, good size, Sony quality

A bit pricy

Feb, 2003
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Product Specifications

Take your MiniDV memory-making to the megapixel level! The DCR-TRV25 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder delivers mega-powered functionality in a sleek design. Everything from digital video to digital audio and digital still image capability, with Memory Stick Media storage and the most advanced features are available. With a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens, 10X optical/120X precision digital zoom, color viewfinder, Memory Stick Media storage, and so much more, the DCR-TRV25 makes it easier than ever to take spectacular video and share it with the world.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):145min

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: 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:6.4in
Height:3.8in
Weight:1.5lbs
Width:3in

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 / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB

General Features

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

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV25
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.0
Max Focal Length:37mm
Min Focal Length:3.7mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.4 mm ( 1/4.7 ) / 5.4 mm ( 1/4.7" )
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 / Overlap fader / Random / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD