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Sony Handycam CCD TRV68

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Sony Handycam CCD TRV68. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the design and reliability.

price, usability, portability, image quality, battery

reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam CCD TRV68 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam CCD TRV68

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Handycam CCD TRV68 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. People are impressed by the image quality.

image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Hi8 Handycam Vision CCD-TRV68 NTSCSony Hi8 Handycam Vision CCD-TRV68 NTSC

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: ssarrahh (epinions.com)

Do not buy

 

I have had a few problems with it that required spending money to fix it. Which meant I was without my camera for long periods of time.I am very careful with my camera. It stays in the bag, the kids don't play with it, I never leave it in temperatures ...

Easy to use, price was right

Expensive to fix, breaks alot, won't work at all now

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: modelmatrix (epinions.com)

The Sony CCD-TRV68is "The Shiznit~!"

 

Pictures and sound are just as good as most consumer/prosumer digital camcorders.

This model does not have a MIC input or a Firewire port.

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: modelmatrix (epinions.com)

The Sony CCD-TRV68 is "The Shiznit~!"

 

I've used Sony Handicams since they first appeared in the mid 80's. I've gone through several Sony camcorders and they have ALWAYS been high quality, low maintenance cameras with great resolution, that perform above and beyond my expectations. In fact,...

Pictures and sound are just as good as most consumer/prosumer digital camcorders

This model does not have a MIC input or a Firewire port

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: dkozin (epinions.com)

Worth the semi-heavy price tag !!

 

Price, features, picture quality, LCD, battery life, ease of use, looks, manual focus

It's analog

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: popsrocks (epinions.com)

A great all round video camera !!

 

First thing, I am not easy on my possessions. I swing them, drop them, leave them in hot cars, pack them in carry on luggage, and have them on tables with the strap hanging over where young ones can reach them. I own the video camera over a year now...

Great clear shots and it's rugged

Trouble trying to figure out how to do effects

Oct, 2002

Consumer review by: flouswa (epinions.com)

Sony Delivers

 

My old Sony Camcorder was starting to show it's age (9 years) and had become very unreliable--so it was time to start looking in to a new one. I didn't want to spend a ton of money because we don't use ours frequently, but I did want something that...

Compact, easy to use, quality pic for the price

Haven't found any yet

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: flouswa (epinions.com)

Sony Delivers

 

Compact, easy to use, quality pic for the price

Haven't found any yet

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: joeboxerr (epinions.com)

Nice Little Camera

 

I got this for Christmas, and I've been playing with it ever since. It's got decent features...here's a rundown of the most commonly used:

S-Video, Nice LCD, Compact, Good Picture

Clumsy Menu, No Remote

Jan, 2002

Consumer review by: joeboxerr (epinions.com)

Nice Little Camera

 

S-Video, Nice LCD, Compact, Good Picture

Clumsy Menu, No Remote

Jan, 2002

Consumer review by: ptrun (epinions.com)

old is better than new?

 

This will be a short review that mainly just makes one point:

small size. flip out LCD. lithium batteries

mono audio and questionable lens quality

Jan, 2002
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Product Specifications

Be First. Buy Sony's CCD-TRV68 Handycam now. This Vision Camcorder catches the moments you miss. This product's Hi8 Video Recording delivers detailed picture quality as you witness up to 400 lines of resolution. Additional features include Steady Shot. It features the Picture Stabilization and a NightShot 0 Lux System and an improved 20X Optical / 460 Digital zoom. So record your precious moments with the CCD-TRV68, and relive each one as you watch.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):140min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.8in
Height:4.3in
Weight:2lbs
Width:4.1in

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

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV68
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam CCD

Lens System

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:200Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:320Kpix
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 / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader
Digital Zoom:460
Media Type:Hi8 / Video8
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD