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Sony Handycam DCR-TRV39

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-TRV39. The average rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The price and portability are also appreciated. The image quality and battery get critical comments.

portability, price, usability, reliability

battery, image quality

On average, users rate this product 100/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR-TRV39 from 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 Reviewers really like the usability and price, whereas many are critical about the battery and image quality.

portability, price, usability

image quality, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV39 MiniDV 1Megapixel Camcorder with 3.5" LCD, Networking Capability and Laser Assist FocusSony DCRTRV39 MiniDV 1Megapixel Camcorder with 3.5" LCD, Networking Capability and Laser Assist Focus

May, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (

Sony DCR-TRV39 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders


The MiniDV Sony DCR-TRV39 is priced at around $1,000. It includes the same body as the DCR-TRV38. The camcorder has many great features, however it's only upgrade over the DCR-TRV38 is the inclusion of network capabilities. I really liked the...

Feb, 2003

Product Specifications

There's so much you can do with this great Sony MiniDV Handycam Camcorder! The DCR-TRV39 is a camcorder that features network capability via USB! Not only has Sony offered you network capability through Bluetooth technology, but now you can connect your camcorder to the Internet via USB with the supplied USB-PSTN adapter. The DCR-TRV39 also offers stunning megapixel resolution with a large 3-1/2" precision SwivelScreen LCD. You can also take your video images in the 16: 9 aspect ratio suited for widescreen displays. And touch panel operation makes it a cinch to learn and use.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):90min

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB


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

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)

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 / Vertical 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 / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarization / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD