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Sony DCR-TRV20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV20. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The portability and usability also get good comments, but there are some critical opinions about the battery and zoom.

image quality, usability, portability, size, durability

price, memory, zoom, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV20 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. Opinions about the price and durability are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the zoom and memory.

image quality, portability, usability, durability, price

size, memory, zoom

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV20 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

Manufactured by the Sony Corporation, the TRV-20 is a MiniDV camcorder that has a MSRP of $1,399. This camcorder has one, quarter-inch mega pixel CCD that puts out quite good pictures. The camera has a sadly small 10x optical zoom, and an IEEE1394...

Jun, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

bad quality of product

 

I bought this camera soon after it entered the marked. It was a great advertisment, good firm name and a lot of advantages of this type. From the beginning I got a lot of problems with this camera. It had a problems with a USB link to computer, which ...

video (in some specific conditions) is good enough

lowlight video and stills quality ; bad durability ; bad quality of product ; price of repairs

Jul, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Overall good camera, but bad battery

 

Well I bought my Sony TRV20 about 1 1/2 years ago and have not used it too much, but when I do get i ...

Simple to use and great quality, great for pictures

Poor Performance with Battery, Expensive to replace

Jul, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Be aware of Sony products

 

I purchased dcr-trv20 for about $1600.00, this camcorder one day just stopped working. It lasted only for 3 years but only used it for recording 6 cassettes. I sent in for repair and they told me it'll cost me $1350.00 to repair. The whole system board...

good quality picture,analog to digital function,

weak warranty,poor picture quality in low/dark environment

May, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

The Sony DCR-TRV20 More Bang For The Buck!

 

The Sony DCR-TRV20 at first glance seems very familiar. It looks like many other lesser quality cameras and to my knowledge that is its only drawback. When I first saw the camera I was extremely skeptical. I had used at a consumer level the Sony Vx...

Excellent picture quality, solid sound capture.

At a consumer level none.

May, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Video

 

Bought this camcorder a year ago and it is still working flawlessly. The video footage is impressive with clear and audible sound recordings. This camcorder excels in daylight with clear, crisp, and vibrant video footage. It is easy to use and small...

Excellent video imaging and quality built.

Below average digital pic images in low light shooting environments.

Nov, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great Little Digital Camcorder

 

I have owned my Sony DV camcorder for one year now. I purchased it shortly after they were released to the market because I found it to have everything I needed (digital camera) and wanted as well (a camcorder), but could not afford both. I started...

Small in size, lightweight, crisp, clean and clear display, optics, video or snapshot modes

Only 10x zoom, no "extras" included in purchase price.

Jul, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great toy at high price

 

TRV-20 was a "simple" choice in my search for the camcorder. I was not up for the truly professional model and in the

high tech toy, camcorder and decent digital camera in one package

Poor quality in low light, microphone picks up noise from the tape mechanism

Jul, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony TRV20 - expensive but worth it

 

small size, larger view screen, variable zoom speed

high price, no built in light

Jun, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Above average camcorder

 

I use the DCR- TRV20 for work. It is primarily used for videotaping but along the way, the other neat features proved to be useful.

An all around camcorder/ digital camera and a lot of other nifty features.

Expensive.

Jun, 2001

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