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Sony DCR-TRV17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV17. 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. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the memory and durability. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

durability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-TRV17

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV17 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The image quality and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the price and durability.

portability, usability, image quality, size, reliability

durability, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV17 DV CamcorderSony DCR-TRV17 DV Camcorder

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV17

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV17 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability and durability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

durability, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV17 MiniDV CamcorderSony DCRTRV17 MiniDV Camcorder

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV17 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The TRV17 is the latest edition to Sony's midrange MiniDV camcorder line. The camcorder has an MSRP of $1099. It's the follow-up to the TRV-11. The TRV-17 packs a 10x optical 120x digital zoom. It comes with a one hour battery but you can purchase up...

Jul, 2001

Expert review by : Bruce Coykendall (videomaker.com)

Sony DCR-TRV17

 

Affordable DV, Focus ring, Image quality

Tape loads from the bottom, LCD must be open to use VCR transport, Proprietary memory format

Feb, 2002

Product Specifications

The DCR-TRV17 delivers a powerful combination of digital video, digital audio and digital still capability with Memory Stick media in a compact design. It also has a 1/4-inch advanced CCD and a 3.5" SwivelScreen LCD display. Additional features include the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar Lens, 10X optical/120X digital zoom, and a Super LaserLink Wireless Transmission System. Don't let a special moment slip away - turn your moments into memories with the DCR-TRV17. On top of various new features, the DCR-TRV17 incorporates 113, 000 Pixels Color Viewfinder, 120x Digital Zoom, Signal Convert function, MPEG Movie Recording Mode and Still Picture Mode. In addition, users can enjoy up to 10 hours Stamina with M-series InfoLithium Battery System. The DCR-TRV17 is equipped with USB terminal for transmitting images through USB cable directly from Memory Stick to PC at high speed. Besides, the i.LINK DV In / Out Terminal (IEEE1394 Standard) also allows easy digital data transmission between Digital Handycam, DV VCR or PC. With an i.LINK or an infrared remote control, users can choose up to 20 image groups for the highly accurate synchronized editing procedure at one time. Super LaserLink Wireless Transmission system uses infrared light to make a wireless playback connection from the camcorder to the optional receiver and your television up to 26 feet away. Users can have more fun with MPEG Movie Recording Mode, Digital Picture Effect Modes as well as Memory Mix function. With the DCR-TRV17, users can shoot short movie clips of MPEG1 up to 85 minutes and 20 seconds with an optional 128MB Memory Stick. The Digital Picture Effect Modes let users edit pictures in 8 styles, including B&W, Mosaic, Negative Art, Pastel, Sepia, Slim, Solarization and Stretch.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Type:None/Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.9in
Height:3.7in
Weight:1.5lbs
Width:2.9in

Display

Display:LCD

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV17/TRV17E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image Sensor

Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length range (f-f):0.130 - 1.299
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.7/F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Special Functions:Macro
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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

Other Features

Flash memory:4

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD