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Sony Handycam DCR TRV525

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV525. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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On average, users rate this product 93/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV525 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the portability, whereas many are negative about the reliability.



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This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV525 Digital CamcorderSony DCRTRV525 Digital Camcorder

Jun, 2018

Product Specifications

Feast your eyes on Digital 8 pictures. Bask in Digital 8 sound. And enjoy the show on Sony's 3-1/2-inch SwivelScreen display! Professional quality, precision 25x Optical/450x Digital Zoom provides unparalleled detail and clarity. Color Viewfinder provides excellent viewing clarity. Edit Search Feature lets you review the tape in forward and reverse for quick on the spot retakes. Laserlink Wireless Connection System: Allows you to beam videos from your camcorder to your TV from up to 16 feet away-wire free with optional IFT-R10 receiver. Manual Backlight Control Button compensates for strong light behind subject. Sony's Program AE system provides seven auto positions for a variety of shooting situations. Sony's SteadyShot system uses sophisticated motion sensors to remove unwanted picture shake. Built-in Digital Still Camera with Memory Stick allows you to store still images in digital format. Super NightShot enables you to shoot subjects up to 3 meters away in total darkness. The Intelligent Accessory Shoe provides power to any of the Intelligent Accessories.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:7 settings

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:450
Media Type:Digital8 / Hi8 / Video8
Special Effects:Black & White / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Stretch


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD