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Sony DCR-TRV50E

We have collected and analyzed 4 expert reviews and 45 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 94/100. The average review date is Oct 10, 2003. We have compared these reviews to 369431 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 77/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 12, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV50E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV50E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the portability. The image quality is also appreciated.

price, image quality, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV50 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/ 3.5" Touch Panel LCD, Mega Pixel Video/ Still, Memory Stick & Network CapabilitySony DCRTRV50 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/ 3.5" Touch Panel LCD, Mega Pixel Video/ Still, Memory Stick & Network Capability

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV50 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

Sony's MiniDV DCR-TRV50 is their upgrade to the popular DCR-TRV30. The camcorder is a standard form factor, with many neat features and excelent still quality. The DCR-TRV50 carries a street price around $1,599.00.

Jul, 2002

Consumer review (pcphotoreview.com)

Sony DCR-TRV50

 
Feb, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Excellent Camcorder

 

The Sony DCR-TRV50 is a wonderful camcorder. I am a feature person. Greater numbers of features allow for greater creativity in many cases and the TRV50 doesn't disappoint in this area. Though there are some minor drawbacks, the advantages of the TRV50...

Excellent feature set. Excellent video quality. Good still quality

A bit pricey. Limited manual controls

Jul, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-TRV50 1.5-Megapixel MiniDV Digital Camcoder With USB, MemoryStick And Bluetooth Decease

 

Picture quality, features, design, 1.5-Megapixel CCD, USB, analog inputs

Price

Jul, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV50 Mini DV Camcorder

 

Picture quality, features, design, 1.5-Megapixel CCD, USB, analog inputs

Price.

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV50E

 

Low light filming, blue tooth. Large screen display and touch screen. Considering this is now an old model that I have had from new, it still produces stunning audio and video quality.

firewire connection now uslesss as allnew laptops/pc do not have them. I have had to purchase a second hand laptop with firewire to download my 30 hours of film to the computer in order to edit.

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Sony Europe announces the introduction of new high-end DV Handycam within its mini DV family that establishes new standards in image quality, user functions and network interfacing capabilities. The DCR-TRV50 provides the highest video quality (530 lines) as well as unrivaled photo quality (1, 362 x 1, 020 pixel) available in the mini DV format. This enhanced photo quality allows users to print higher resolution and larger copies of their favorite images. The DCR-TRV50's superb image capture capabilities are reinforced by market leading PC and remote network interfacing capabilities. This model incorporates Bluetooth wireless communication capabilities connecting the camcorder and other Bluetooth compatible AV/IT devices, specifically mobile telephones. A significant feature for the model is video streaming via the USB port. This feature transforms these camcorders into advanced Webcams within an Internet-based video communication network or alternatively allow PCs without Sony's innovative i.LINK interface to mimic their video streaming capabilities direct to PC.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):135min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.6in
Height:3.6in
Weight:1.8lbs
Width:2.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
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:8MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV50
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:970Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.55Mpix
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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / White fader / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Still / Stretch / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD