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Sony Handycam DCR TRV22

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV22. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability. Reviews about the battery and durability are different.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR TRV22 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCR TRV22

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV22 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The price and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the battery.

usability, image quality, price, portability, design

battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV22 Mini-DV CamcorderSony DCR-TRV22 Mini-DV Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR TRV22

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV22 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 size and price are overall positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and zoom. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size

zoom, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV22 MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Color Viewfinder & Memory Stick CapabilitySony DCRTRV22 MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Color Viewfinder & Memory Stick Capability

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV22 MiniDV Digital Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

I first looked at the $700 Sony MiniDV DCR-TRV22 at the Consumer Electronics Show 2003 in Vegas when Sony announced it. Now, a few months later, after looking at it in full review I'm more impressed - with the camcorder and video quality, but not the...

May, 2004

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV22 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The DCR-TRV22, priced at $700, is Sony's second cheapest MiniDV camcorder for 2003. It is a part of the redesign of most of the Sony MiniDV line - announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2003. At the show I got to spend a good amount of time playing...

Apr, 2003

Expert review by: anyone 13th-repeat (videomaker.com)

Sony DCR-TRV22 camcorder

 

A friendly and affordable point-and-shoot cam with the Sony name.

Sleek, compact design, Simple to use, Interval recording

Tape loads from bottom, Low tested resolution

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: anyone 13th-repeat (videomaker.com)

Sony DCR-TRV22

 

Sleek, compact design, Simple to use, Interval recording

Tape loads from bottom, Low tested resolution

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Charles Fulton (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Review: Sony DCR-TRV22 Mini DV

 

If you're on a budget, but in need of a Mini DV camcorder, Sony offers the DCR-TRV22, a solid unit that could be a good fit for beginning or intermediate users. A reasonably thorough slate of manual controls makes the unit a safe choice that can grow...

Sleek, compact design ; Simple to use ; Interval recording

Tape loads from bottom ; Low tested resolution

A friendly and affordable point-and-shoot cam with the Sony name.

Jan, 2004

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Sony DCR TRV22

 

Sony DCRTRV22 MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Color Viewfinder & Memory Stick Capability.

With a size that is 28 percent smaller and lighter than Sony's previous camcorders, the Sony DCR TRV22 does not compromise powerful optics and audio performance. The camcorder's features include a 10x optical zoom, a 1/4-inch CCD for clean imaging, a...

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV22E

 

easy to handle

not compatible with windows vista

Dec, 2010

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

handoko

 

Disappointing for me - Advantages: Crisp video quality, Easy to operate, Lightweight, not so heavy - Disadvantages: After using for only 18 months, it break down, The cost for repairing is almost half the price of new Sony HC40E., This product is...

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: anwar7 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV22 : Picture This

 

This review is written from a feminine, techno phobe point of view, I hope you enjoy it! I have wanted a camcorder for ages but as a complete techno phobe I thought operating one would be beyond by capabilities. However following a visit from a...

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

SPOON FEED.

 
Jan, 2005

Product Specifications

Sony further extends its leadership in the digital video camera arena with the launch of the new Sony Digital Handycam DCR-TRV series. Sporting compact and lightweight exteriors, the Sony Digital Handycam DCR-TRV series offers video camera consumers a good range of performance features and outstanding video camera basics - professional-quality lens and unmatched battery life. The DCR-TRV22E comes equipped with a Memory Stick media slot for greater ease of image storage and transfer. The Sony Digital Handycam DCR-TRV series stands out from the rest of the entry-level digital video cameras in the market with its professional-quality Carl Zeiss lens. This high-quality lens empowers the user to capture and deliver stunningly sharp video and still images, as well as better contrast. The Sony Digital Handycam DCR-TRV series continues Sony's user-friendly focus. It comes with a unique touch-panel screen, providing easy access to practical functions and facilitating a convenient, spontaneous video recording experience.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: 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:5

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.2cm
Height:9cm
Weight:0.5kg
Width:7.1cm

Display

Display:LCD

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV22/TRV22E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:3
Focal length range (f-f):3.3 - 33
Lens Aperture: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:340Kpix/400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/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

Auto Focus: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / Wipe fader/Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Random
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9
Height :11.2
Weight:530
Width:7.1