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Sony Handycam DCR TRV900

Sony Handycam DCR TRV900
alaScore 77

25 reviews

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV900. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR TRV900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Sony DCR-TRV900 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders


The DCR-TRV900 is a high quality camcorder with a MSRP of $2699. The camcorder has three, -inch, CCD's that provide high quality pictures.

Jun, 2004

Product Specifications

One glimpse of an image captured by the DCRTRV900 and you'll see perfection that rivals a professional. The DCRTRV900 boasts a 3-CCD imaging system, progressive scan mode, and a host of high-performance and convenience features, all in one lightweight and compact package. Another thing you don't need to worry about is holding the camcorder perfectly still. Sony's SteadyShot system uses sophisticated motion sensors to remove unwanted picture shake. With Sony's Hyper-Precision CCD image sensors, you're not sacrificing image size or picture quality. 12-bit/16-bit PCM Digital Stereo Audio Recording offers a choice of either a single 16-bit/48kHz stereo audio track for DAT-quality recording, or two 12-bit/32kHz stereo tracks for CD sound quality. The DCRTRV900 employs a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery power system which let's you know the amount of power remaining in the battery to within 1 minute of accuracy. The Lithium-ion battery also recharges faster and resists memorization far better than nickel-cadmium batteries. The high density color LCD provides clear, natural looking images and makes it easier to identify your subject in "busy" surroundings. DV SP/LP Record and Playback Modes offer up to 60 minutes of digital recording in SP or up to 90 minutes in LP. Index Titler lets you insert custom titles you create or 1 of 8 preset titles, in 2 sizes, 7 colors, in 9 positions using cassette memory. When you're out shooting the action, the last thing you want to see is the dreaded flashing battery indicator -the sign that you've got no power left. That's why Sony cut power consumption and extended battery life. Full Function Remote Control provides complete control of the unit from the comfort and convenience of your chair.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Block shot (10 seconds) / Photo mode / Shutter-priority / Sports mode / Sunset & Moon


Localization:Chinese / English / French / German / Russian
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.8
Max Focal Length:51.6mm
Min Focal Length:4.3mm
Optical Zoom:12
Special Functions:Macro
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:420Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:450Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:48
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Negative / Old Movie / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch / Strobe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor