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Sony DCRTRV950 Mini DV Camcorder

Sony DCRTRV950 Mini DV Camcorder
alaScore 75

185 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Sony DCRTRV950 Mini DV Camcorder. 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. Reviewers really like the color and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the memory.

image quality, usability, price, portability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCRTRV950 Mini DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCRTRV950 Mini DV Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony DCRTRV950 Mini DV Camcorder from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and battery. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

durability, portability, usability, battery, image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV950 3 CCDSony DCR-TRV950 3 CCD

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCRTRV950 Mini DV Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Sony DCRTRV950 Mini DV Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the color and price. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, portability, price, color

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV900 MiniDV Handycam Digital Video Camcorder with Builtin Digital Still ModeSony DCRTRV900 MiniDV Handycam Digital Video Camcorder with Builtin Digital Still Mode

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

First Review Available! Sony DCR-TRV950 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

Camcorderinfo.com was the first to report rumors of the DCR-TRV950, and now we're the first publication to have a full hands on review! Sony has set a new standard for high level consumer / prosumer camcorders with the 3 CCD MiniDV DCR-TRV950. The...

Jun, 2002

Expert review by: D. Eric Franks (videomaker.com)

Sony DCR-TRV950 Mini DV Camcorder Review

 

The Sony DCR-TRV900, released in 1998, is an undisputed classic in the world of serious consumer Mini DV camcorders. We were understandably excited when Sony announced, and then sent us the new TRV950. Facing more competition than the $4,000 TRV900 had...

Crystal-clear video, One-touch manual controls, Automatic features

Default audio set to 12-bit

Another interesting networking feature of the TRV950 is the ability to send (stream) video and sound over a USB connection to a computer and around the world live via the Internet. With the appropriate software (e.g. Microsoft NetMeeting), you can use...

Oct, 2002

Expert review by: Joe McCleskey (videomaker.com)

Sony DCR-TRV900 Mini DV camcorder

 
May, 1999

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Sony DCR TRV950

 

Sony DCRTRV950 Mini DV Digital Camcorder.

Near the top of Sony's line of MiniDV camcorders stands the Sony DCR TRV950, the successor to the wildly popular TRV900. Packed with features such as the CCDs, 12x optical zoom, pop-up flash, manual and automatic controls, and a large 3.5-inch LCD...

TIPA Award!

Expert review by: TIPA Awards (tipa.com)

Sony DCR-TRV950

 
Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: danger (shopzilla.com)

So Good I want a second One!

 

Great quality video. The still shots are very good too.

I wish the still resolution was higher.

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

TRV - 900 for the outward bound / great camera.

 

Picture quality awsome, dependable, durable, versatile,

Stills are a little grainy, but acceptable after touch up.

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: Brent (shopzilla.com)

Lots of nice features

 

3 ccd/picture quality

Difficult to hold

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: Dominik Martin (shopzilla.com)

tremendous picture...

 

beautiful picture!!! The 3CCD clarity is simply amazing

audio features are definitely inferior to those on Canons

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Easy to use

 

size

need extra light for darker viewing

Jan, 2003

Product Specifications

Put on your director's hat! Sony's DCR-TRV950E MiniDV Handycam Camcorder will help you shoot exceptional true-to-life video and digital still images. This camcorder features a megapixel 3-CCD imaging system, enabling phenomenal resolution and color. And BlueTooth technology adds network capability to the mix (BlueTooth adapter sold separately). With a 12X optical/150X digital zoom and 3-1/4.7", 1 megapixel CCD imager, this powerful unit gives you all you need to create professional-quality digital video at the touch of a button. Additional features include a 3-1/2" Precision SwivelScreen LCD, optical Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization System, a Pop up flash, USB streaming and Sony's new Hologram AF.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):150min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:None/Pop-up flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Optical 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 / Yes
Wireless Interface:No / Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.1in/6.6in/8in
Height:3.6in/3.7in/3.9in
Weight:1.8lbs/2.4lbs/2lbs
Width:2.8in/3.7in/7.6in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon/Beach & ski / Night mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon/Block shot (10 seconds) / Photo mode / Shutter-priority / Sports mode / Sunset & moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:CompactFlash Card/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:TRV900/TRV950/TRV950E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.8
Max Focal Length:43.2mm/51.6mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm/4.3mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:380Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"/1/4.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.4 mm ( 1/4.7 ) / 5.4 mm ( 1/4.7" )/6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD
Sensor Resolution:1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical/Optical (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

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random
Digital Video Format:DV/MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:150/48
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode/Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Negative Art / Old Movie / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail/Negative / Old Movie / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD