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Sony Handycam DCRTRV70 Mini DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Sony Handycam DCRTRV70 Mini DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the design and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCRTRV70 Mini DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCRTRV70 Mini DV Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCRTRV70 Mini DV Camcorder from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV70 MiniDV 2MP Camcorder with 2.5"LCD, Memory Stick, and Networking CapabilitySony DCRTRV70 MiniDV 2MP Camcorder with 2.5"LCD, Memory Stick, and Networking Capability

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV70 MiniDV Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The $1,300 MiniDV Sony DCR-TRV70 camcorder is a solid piece of equipment. The camcorder produces vividly sharp pictures however the low light performance is disappointing for a camcorder in this price range. The 2 Megapixel CCD on the DCR-TRV70...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV70 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

Sony's MiniDV DCR-TRV70 with a street price of $1,300 is the world's first two Mega Pixel MiniDV camcorder. Boasting a 2.1K 1/3.6 in. CCD, a 10x optical zoom, and a very neat form factor - the DCR-TRV70 will certainly catch your eye. The camcorder is...

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: cwkimbro (shopzilla.com)

Great consumer level camera

 

great image, wide array of options, cheap for what it has

memorystick can pop out, small LCD screen

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: Danvideo (shopzilla.com)

Dont wait

 

Top Quality for the price

none

May, 2004

Consumer review by: cicong (shopzilla.com)

A true magnificent piece of electronic!

 

2 megapixels, manual lens, network function, pop-up flash

only 8mb memory supplied

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: BoBo (shopzilla.com)

Sony TRV 70 Review

 

movie quality, good still photos

none

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: bothamfilms (epinions.com)

sony never ceases to amaze

 

video quality off the chart, tons of features, and a few manual features

touch screen can get to be a hassle, otherwise this camera owns all.

May, 2005

Consumer review by: bothamfilms (epinions.com)

sony never ceases to amaze

 

i bought the TRV70 after owning the TRV140 for about a year, and i must say i didn't know what i was missing. the sleek look and high quality stills first attracted me to the TRV70, and after a little research i found out what a machine it is. video ...

video quality off the chart, tons of features, and a few manual features

touch screen can get to be a hassle, otherwise this camera owns all

May, 2005

Consumer review by: docrwm (epinions.com)

Easy, super pictures, FAST focus

 

Others have commented on many aspects of this and some have provided you with loads of technical details that can be easily read at the SONY website, I'd like to comment on how this camera is used. I've got two small children and the memories of them ...

FAST focus, great pictures, ease of transfer, USB+Firewire

Cost

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: docrwm (shopping.com)

Easy, super pictures, FAST focus

 

Others have commented on many aspects of this and some have provided you with loads of technical details that can be easily read at the SONY website, I'd like to comment on how this camera is used.

FAST focus, great pictures, ease of transfer, USB+Firewire

Cost

Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

The DCR-TRV70 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder gives you a huge, easy-to-view color SwivelScreen LCD and a massive 2.0 megapixel resolution, delivering exceptional-quality digital video, digital audio, and digital still images every time you turn it on. It brings home the functionality of a digital still camera and digital camcorder all in one amazingly compact package. Sony ingenuity makes it ultra-functional, with convenient tools and powerful performance capabilities ranging from an advanced Carl Zeiss T Lens - which makes it possible to shoot video in more natural and true-to-life conditions - Memory Stick Media storage, an intelligent pop-up flash and a new touch panel (with included stylus) that can be used to access the functions of the camcorder. This network-ready camcorder also features Hologram AF for sharper focus, while the Super NightShot 0 Lux system allows you to take beautiful video images in the dark.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):125min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.9in
Height:3.6in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:2.9in

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV70
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.1
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.08Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.1 mm ( 1/3.6 ) / 7.1 mm ( 1/3.6" )
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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD