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Sony Handycam DCR TRV900

Sony Handycam DCR TRV900
alaScore 77

25 reviews

Nov, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV900. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR TRV900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Sony DCR-TRV900 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders


The DCR-TRV900 is a high quality camcorder with a MSRP of $2699. The camcorder has three, -inch, CCD's that provide high quality pictures.

Jun, 2004

Product Specifications

Sony DCR-TRV900E gives you all the benefits of Digital Video Recording. 3 X CCD Camera System incorporates 3 x 1/4" CCD's with 450K Pixels each a Dichroic Prism separates the image into Red, Green, and Blue signals, each captured by its own CCD imaging chip for excellent color for still images. Progressive Scan CCD provides high quality still images by reading all of the Pixels on an imager (CCD) with a single pass. This one time pass over the imager delivers clean edges and an overall sharper picture for still images. 12X optical/ 48X digital zoom brings the action up close from far away. Optical Super SteadyShot Image stabilization system uses motion sensors that compensate for camera "shake" without compromising picture quality. Super SteadyShot stabilization will also eliminate high-frequency vibration for smooth video. PCM digital stereo audio with audio dub is capable of recording 12 Bit or 16 Bit digital stereo audio. Audio dub allows you to add an additional 12 Bit stereo track to your original recording. LP recording increases Record/Play time and allows you to record 90 minutes on a 60 minute cassette. 5 mode program AE provides a quick and easy setting for the proper exposure, shutter, and depth of field setting for a variety of environments. There are five modes to choose from: Aperture priority, Shutter Speed priority, Sports Lesson, Sunset & Moon, Low Lux. Use Auto Photo Copy Into Floppy Drive feature to automatically copy all of your still images from your mini DV cassette tape directly to a floppy disk.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


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
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Block shot (10 seconds) / Photo mode / Shutter-priority / Sports mode / Sunset & moon


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

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


Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:420Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:450Kpix
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

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:DV
Digital Zoom:48
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Negative / Old Movie / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD