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Sony CCD TRV 16

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sony CCD TRV 16. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the battery and viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, portability, design

viewfinder, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony CCD TRV 16 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Sony CCD TRV 16 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the design and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the battery and viewfinder get less positive reviews.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

viewfinder, battery

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CCDTRV16 Hi8 Handycam CamcorderSony CCDTRV16 Hi8 Handycam Camcorder

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (

Sony CCD-TRV16 Camcorder Review - Sony Hi8/8mm Camcorders


The CCD-TRV16 is an 8mm camcorder with a MSRP of $599. It has an 18x optical zoom and an 180x digital zoom. The camcorder has the Control L editing protocol, which allows you to edit.

Jun, 2004

Consumer review (

Sony CCD TRV 16


With a large capacity battery it rates high. It is easy to use and the sound quality is very good. I would like to see a "rewind" feature with the ability to view as it rewinds. I cannot find leads to download onto my computer, is there one?

Many features, great picture quality


Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

Although it only weighs a little over 450 g, this state-of-the-art camcorder is loaded down with features. You can make professional-looking videos with outstanding digital picture quality, no matter what your lighting is. Video 8 XR Extended Resolution extends the luminance bandwidth for greater image detail and clarity. 8 XR provides up to 280 lines of resolution in low contrast situations. With Sony's NightShot system you can capture video even when shooting in total darkness (0 lux) up to 3 meters away using the built-in infrared system. When activated, Optimum Record Control will perform a short record and playback of the inserted video tape to analyze the tape and to check the condition of the video heads. If your footing's a little shaky, SteadyShot Image Stabilization compensates for any camera shaking. Auto Exposure adjusts lighting to your environment with six programmed settings including Beach & Ski and Sunset & Moon. For the experienced videographer, a manual focus ring and exposure dial gives you more creative control. And the audio is as sharp as the picture with Stereo Audio. When your masterpiece is finished, you can use the audio dubbing feature to set your videos to your favorite songs.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Landscape / Lesson mode / Portrait mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam CCD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4-3.0
Max Focal Length:73.8mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:18
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix
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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader
Digital Zoom:180
Media Type:Video8
Shooting Modes:Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD