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Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV9. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

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Expert review by : Robin Liss (

Sony DCR-TRV9 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders


The DCR-TRV9 has a MSRP of $1599. It uses the MiniDv format and has a 3.5-inch LCD screen and a color viewfinder. A special feature on the TRV9 is the composite input, a feature that lets you convert old videos to digital.

Jun, 2001

Product Specifications

This camcorder offers unequaled picture clarity due to its digital video format. Videos recorded in DV can have up to two times the horizontal resolution of VHS and three times the component color sampling. This results in sharper, brighter colors. Your videos will look like a pro's, because the time base correction will eliminate the "jitters" encountered in some tapes. And the error correction feature will fill in missing video data for a sharper image. This unit has a color LCD Monitor Advanced Color Viewfinder which makes viewing and focusing a snap. Super Steadyshot Image Stabilization uses motion sensors that compensate for camera "shake". NightShot 0 Lux Infrared System lets you record in total darkness, 0 lux. The included IR emitters let you shoot video in total darkness up to 3 meters away. With the optional HVL-IRH NightShot light, images up to 30 meters away can be captured. LaserLink Wireless Connection System with TV Control Improved LaserLink System provides wireless connection between the TV and camcorder up to 4.8 meters away, (requires optional IFT-R10 receiver). TV Control will turn on most Sony TV's and set it to the proper video input for added convenience. Intelligent Accessory Shoe lets you use a variety of Intelligent Accessoires like the HVL-IRH NightShot Light without any additional batteries or connections. The Intelligent Accessory shoe also provides synchronized operation of lights and microphones, automatically.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Photo mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.4
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:3.4mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens


Color: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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Mosaic fader
Digital Zoom:180
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD