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Sony DCR TRV 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 11. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the battery and durability are overall positive. The usability and image quality also get good reviews. The memory and price get critical comments. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

portability, image quality, usability, durability, battery

price, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR TRV 11

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 11 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Views about the design and durability are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the memory and price, while there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

portability, usability, image quality, durability, design

price, memory

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV11 Digital Camcorder with Builtin Digital Still ModeSony DCRTRV11 Digital Camcorder with Builtin Digital Still Mode

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV11 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The DCR-TRV11 is a MiniDV camcorder with a MSRP $1399. It packs an over 600,000 pixel CCD for capturing ultra high resolution video. The camcorder includes a large 3.5 inch color LCD screen. The Sony camcorders have great battery times.

Jun, 2004

Expert review by: PC Authority (pcauthority.com.au)

Sony DCR-TRV11E Digital Video HandyCam

 

With this camera you wouldn't miss many tricks. Solid and dependable with all the tools to turn out a professional looking production on a budget.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: topofall (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV11: At last - DV in!!!

 

I bought this camera whilst on holiday staying with my stepdaughter in Kuwait. I bought it there because I wanted DV-in which, due to some stupid European rule, is horrendously expensive over here. The TRV11E on sale here in the UK have not got the...

DV-in and DV-out if bought outside the EU

None

Feb, 2001

Consumer review by: topofall (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV11 : At last - DV in!!!

 

I bought this camera whilst on holiday staying with my stepdaughter in Kuwait. I bought it there because I wanted DV-in which, due to some stupid European rule, is horrendously expensive over here. The TRV11E on sale here in the UK have not got the...

Feb, 2001

Consumer review by: smeakatron (dooyoo.co.uk)

Fan-cam-tastic!

 

I have only recently bought this product for the small fee of £1000 so haven't mastered it yet. However i have found it a vast improvement on its pretty lame analogue brothers. Features include a Carl Zeiss lens with 40x digital zoom as well view cam...

great resolution

limited

Nov, 2000

Consumer review by: smeakatron (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV11 : Fan-cam-tastic!

 

I have only recently bought this product for the small fee of £1000 so haven't mastered it yet. However i have found it a vast improvement on its pretty lame analogue brothers. Features include a Carl Zeiss lens with 40x digital zoom as well view cam...

Nov, 2000

Consumer review by: gihdy (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV11 : Top HandyCam

 

This came out back in June2000 if I remember. It was one of the smallest lightest and feature packed digital handycams I could find. For the price, it was pretty good value compared to some of the other cameras around. It has Super Night vision, a...

Sep, 2000

Consumer review by: gihdy (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV11: Top HandyCam

 

This came out back in June2000 if I remember. It was one of the smallest lightest and feature packed digital handycams I could find. For the price, it was pretty good value compared to some of the other cameras around. It has Super Night vision, a...

Small, Lightweight, loads of functions

Not many accessories for this model

Sep, 2000

Consumer review by: ab29 (epinions.com)

Great for first ever camcorder

 

very good video and sound quality`

battery life and too much money

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: dmeltz (epinions.com)

I can't believe video this good comes for so little money

 

I've had the use of this camera for the past few days. Even though I am used to higher-end professional cameras, I have to say that this little unit is a pleasure to use. I believe it has been discontinued now, so you'll have to look for it used or on...

Tons of Fun! Great audio! Excellent video!

for the price, none

Mar, 2003

Product Specifications

This Sony digital camcorder lets you capture life's precious moments with quality and ease. Its 680, 000 pixel CCD delivers dynamically clear images. The high-quality 10x Carl Zeiss optical zoom lens/120x digital zoom provides great close-ups. It comes with a Memory Stick that stores dozens of digital still photos until you're ready to transfer them to your computer. A Super NightShot with two-stage Slow Shutter enables you to shoot subjects up to 3 meters away in total darkness.

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 Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.3cm
Height:7.1cm
Weight:0.6kg
Width:16.3cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset & Moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV11
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
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 Stabiliser:Electronic

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch / Trail
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor