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Sony Handycam DCR TRV14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV14. 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. Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR TRV14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV14 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the zoom and size are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good comments. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV14 Mini-DV CamcorderSony DCR-TRV14 Mini-DV Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: Carl Zeiss lens; 800.000 pixel advanced HAD CCD; SuperSteadyShot; 10x optical zoom; 120x digital zoom; 2.5" touchscreen LCD, 123.000 pixels; B/W LCD viewfinder; intelligent accessory shoe; Advanced USB-streaming (VideoCD-burning); Longplay; NightShot; 12 picture effects; 6 program AE; Battery info (LCD-screen); i.LINK (DV) out; Stamina 12h; IR-commander.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):125min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:5

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight




Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating/Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.4
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:30
Focal length range (f-f):3.3 - 33
Image stabilizer:Y
Lens Aperture:F/1.7/F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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 (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Flash memory:8

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader/Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Random
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :112