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Sony DCR TRV 130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 130. 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. Reviews about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the battery. The memory and viewfinder get less positive views.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR TRV 130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony DCR TRV 130 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. There are some mixed opinions about the portability.

price, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV130 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV130 Digital8 Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR TRV 130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 130 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, design

viewfinder, memory

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV130 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV130 Digital8 Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV130 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV130 is a Digital8 camcorder, rounding out the bottom of Sony's Digital8 line. The camcorder has an MSRP of $599 and a street price around $400. It has many features but lacks playback of Hi8 and 8mm tapes. It lacks features for the...

Mar, 2002

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

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV130: Good pics & inexpensive

 

For the detailed spec on this camera, read Flossy's opinion below. All the relevant points are covered. I bought this camera because I wanted the cheapest digital camera with reasonable picture quality I could find - and at around £390 (if you hunt...

Video picture quality, Good optical zoom, Good battery life

Rotten stills performance, Forget the digital zoom, Slightly bulky

Nov, 2001

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

Sony Handycam DCR TRV130 : Good pics & inexpensive

 

For the detailed spec on this camera, read Flossy's opinion below. All the relevant points are covered. I bought this camera because I wanted the cheapest digital camera with reasonable picture quality I could find - and at around £390 (if you hunt...

Nov, 2001

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

Sony Handycam DCR TRV130 : Ready....ACTION!

 

When we finally had enough money to buy a camcorder I was totally confused with the different makes and models on the market. It seemed that you could spend as little or as much as you wanted and the technology on them all, seemed to be very different...

Sep, 2001

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

Ready?....ACTION!

 

When we finally had enough money to buy a camcorder I was totally confused with the different makes and models on the market. It seemed that you could spend as little or as much as you wanted and the technology on them all, seemed to be very different...

excellent clear pictures, good features, excellent price

no memory card

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: flag (shopzilla.com)

Excellent value for money

 

Does everything you want, digital pic, good sounds & video

charger broke down after 14 month

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: lmw (shopzilla.com)

Don't bother with this camcorder!!

 

can take digital pictures

cam broke down after 1yr and 2months of purchase

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: Oliver Ferrer (shopzilla.com)

Sony DCR-TRV 130

 

Good Camera,Quality,and perfornance

nothing important

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: Mani (shopzilla.com)

Sony TRV-130

 

Nothing

Battery Drains fast.

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: Jeff C (shopzilla.com)

Great lil toy...

 

comfortable to use

none

Apr, 2002

Product Specifications

Be the first to buy the best from Sony! Sony's most affordable Digital8 Handycam camcorder is packed with features. It records high quality digital video and audio on readily available 8mm videotapes or Hi8 tapes. You can fast forward to the digital future, without leaving your analog past behind! DCR-TRV130 features large SwivelScreen color LCD, SteadyShot picture stabilization, built in flash, Super NightShot 0 lux infrared recording, analog audio / video inputs to record Digital8, and more. SteadyShot picture stabilization system uses motion sensors to remove unwanted picture shake. And with Sony's Hyper-Precision CCD, you're not sacrificing image size or picture quality. Super NightShot 0 lux recording system allows you to shoot subjects in total darkness up to 10 feet (3 m) away using the built-in infrared system. It automatically adjusts the shutter speed to increase picture brightness and clarity for even better picture quality. Super LaserLink allows the user to transmit video and audio via infrared to an optional IFT-R20 LaserLink receiver at a distance up to 26 feet (8 m). This system eliminates the need for constantly connecting audio/video cables. The last thing you want to see is the dreaded flashing battery indicator - the sign that you've got no power left. Sony's Stamina power management cut camcorder power consumption and extends the life of your batteries. DCR-TRV130 versions for American and European markets differ in shutter speed interval (1/4-1/4000 vs 1/3-1/4000), and CCD resolution (460,000 vs 540,000 pixels gross, 290,000 vs 350,000 actual).

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):100min

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
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:22.3cm
Height:10.9cm
Weight:1kg
Width:10.4cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
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

General Features

3D: No
Format:Digital 8
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV130
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4-2.9
Max Focal Length:72mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black / Silver

Optical Sensor

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

Digital Zoom:560
Faders:Black & white fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Still / Stretch / Trail
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white