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Sony DCR-TRV 725

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 725. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and zoom are generally positive. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV 725 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV 725 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the price and size. The durability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the portability.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV725 Digital8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV725 Digital8 Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

With its DCR-TRV725 camera Sony introduces the new benchmark in DV, - Sony's Mega Handycam. Offering more pixels per CCD, Mega translates into higher quality, more detailed imagery for you and your memories. Featuring most comprehensive features the DCR-TRV725 provides rich, crisp, 100% digital stills (1, 152 x 864 pixel) and video (520 line resolution) from a 1.07 Megapixel CCD. It is also equipped with a MPEG E-Movie mode and an array of digital connectivity options that make getting that stunning imagery onto your PC and off to your friends fast and hassle free.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):130min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Slow shutter / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:Digital 8
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:73.8mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:18
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
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


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:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:500
Faders:Black & white fader / Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Overlap fader
Media Type:Digital8 / Hi8 / Video8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Luminance Key / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Still / Stretch / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor