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Sony Handycam DCR TRV270

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV270. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the battery and portability.

price, usability, design, image quality, zoom

portability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR TRV270 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCR TRV270

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV270 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the portability.

price, usability, design, image quality

portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV270E Handycam Digital 8 CamcorderSony DCR-TRV270E Handycam Digital 8 Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: angela1985 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-PC109: Nightmare!

 

My parents bought my husband and I this camcorder for Christmas 2007 as we were expecting a baby and we thought it would be lovely to be able to record him. It cost just over £200 and came well wrapped in bubble wrap and a box. The camera is designed...

Small

Wrong instructions, nightmare to transfer data over

Feb, 2009

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

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV270: this is the camera you want

 

This Is the Best camera for the price. I have had mine for going on 3 1/2 years. it has good picture quality. make sure. you use high 8 tapes. if you connect it to the computer you'll have to hit menu and go down to the settings and hit yes for usb...

takes good picture good sound good quality

that you have to buy lot of tapes

Oct, 2008

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

Canon MV800: smile please your on candid camera

 

Smart little camcorder light and easy to use. Accessories camera came with compact power adaptor battery pack lithium button battery lens cap and cord stereo video cable scart adaptor It was brought for me as a present i think it cost around £200. I...

light easy to use

no long play feature

Jun, 2007

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

Canon XL2: Go PRO for less

 

The Canon XL2 is the pro-sumer miniDV camcorder that is most often spotted on the sets of low budget and independent films. Not because it is a cheap option, but because for a fraction of the cost of a professional rig, you can deliver the same...

Interchageable lens system, 2xXLR inputs built in, adjustable viewfinder position

Not good for low light performance, bulky when compared to consumer units, not HD

May, 2007

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

Sony Handycam DCR TRV270 : Sexy and Functional

 

The Sony Handycam DCR TRV270, a Digital8 model (a combination of the Hi8 analogue tape and the digital codec), achieves a perfect balance between high quality and affordability. Not only is this superb video-camera highly functional, boasting an...

Mar, 2007

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

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV270: Sexy and Functional

 

The Sony Handycam DCR TRV270, a Digital8 model (a combination of the Hi8 analogue tape and the digital codec), achieves a perfect balance between high quality and affordability. Not only is this superb video-camera highly functional, boasting an...

Great audio and visual quality, affordable, lots of features, brilliant zoom

Not for the seasoned professional

Mar, 2007

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

JVC GR-D240: Quality comes without a price

 

I was never really sure if a budget camera would suit me. I'd decided I needed to change my current camera, which I bought 3yrs ago for £1200. I didn't really want to spend that much again. And at a price of a shade under £200 this was a bargain. As...

Cheap, Good Quality, Easy to use

Short Battery Life

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Excellent for the price

 

The Sony DCR TRV270E Handycam is not as compact as a mini DV camcorder but has a fantastic range of features for the price...

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: Alessandro (reviewstream.com)

Sony DCR-TRV270

 

The Sony DCR-TRV270 is what i would call a somewhat sub-par camera, it costs more than other cameras in it's field and it (at least from my perspective) offers much less.

Battery life can last up to an hour and a half or so of continuous recording, and a bit more if you don’t use the LCD screen.

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

The DCR-TRV270E is an ideal entry-level Digital8 camcorder equipped with a powerful zoom lens. The 37mm diameter lens features a 20X optical zoom that is not only capable of capturing a brighter image but is able to zoom in from a substantial distance without a loss in quality. The 37mm diameter allows you to fit standard filters and attachments. A 540k 1/6-inch CCD provides excellent detail and clarity back up the high quality optics. PRODUCT FEATURES: 2nd Start / Stop REC button on LCD frame; 2nd Zoom button on LCD frame.

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FM30

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:4

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.1cm
Height:9.8cm
Weight:0.8kg
Width:8.5cm

Display

Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV270/TRV270E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Total MegaPixels:0.54

Lens System

Digital Zoom:990
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42 - 840
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 50
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.4
Max Focal Length:50mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:350Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:540Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Art: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Pastel: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Digital 8

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:990
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / White fader
Media Type:Digital8
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.1
Height :9.8
Weight:780
Width:8.5