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Sony Handycam DCRTRV80 Mini DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Sony Handycam DCRTRV80 Mini DV Camcorder. 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 size and design are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good reviews. Reviews about the memory and price are different, while some have doubts about the reliability and durability.

usability, image quality, portability, design, size

durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCRTRV80 Mini DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam DCRTRV80 Mini DV Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCRTRV80 Mini DV Camcorder from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and battery. The memory and viewfinder also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the portability.

price, viewfinder, memory, battery, size

portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV80 MiniDV CamcorderSony DCR-TRV80 MiniDV Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCRTRV80 Mini DV Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCRTRV80 Mini DV Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and zoom. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the image quality, while many are negative about the memory and durability.

usability, portability, design, zoom, connectivity

reliability, price, durability, memory

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV80 MiniDV 2Megapixel Camcorder with 3.5" LCD, Memory Stick, Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity, and Networking CapabilitySony DCRTRV80 MiniDV 2Megapixel Camcorder with 3.5" LCD, Memory Stick, Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity, and Networking Capability

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jan Ozer (pcmag.com)

Sony DCR-TRV MiniDV Handycam

 
Jun, 2003

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV80 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV80, priced at $1,500 is Sony's top of the line horizontal MiniDV camcorder. Featuring a 2.1 Megapixel CCD, it is the first 2 Mega Pixel MiniDV camcorder along with the DCR-TRV70. The DCR-TRV80 features a 3.5 in. LCD screen and Bluetooth...

Feb, 2003

Expert review by: Patrick Lang (videomaker.com)

Sony Mini DV Camcorder Review: DCR-TRV80

 

$1,499 Sony Electronics 1 Sony Drive Park Ridge, NJ 07656 (887) 865-SONY www.sonystyle.com Remember in grammar school when your lunches included a hybrid eating utensil called a spork? Come on, you remember: it was a cross between a spoon and a...

Roomy 3.5-inch LCD ; Ease of Use ; Sharp, vivid digital stills

Lack of manual controls and buttons ; Bottom-loading tape transport

The TRV80 does an excellent job as a digital still camera and camcorder. The price is a little steep, and with the price and size of 2-megapixel digital cameras dropping relatively quickly, you might ask if it is worth the extra price to have both...

Sep, 2003

Expert review by: Diana Weynand (videomaker.com)

Sony DCR-TRV80

 

The TRV80 is a feature-rich camcorder for folks looking for an all in one imaging solution.

Roomy 3.5-inch LCD, Ease of Use, Sharp, vivid digital stills

Lack of manual controls and buttons, Bottom-loading tape transport

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: kemhro (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV80E

 

excellent picture. battery life good. fairly easy to use, lots of features

manuel difficult to understand in part i.e networking etc ; fiddle controls when filming

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: jellybean11 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV80: MAKING MISCHIEVOUS MOVIES!

 

When it comes to camcorders it’s fair to say that you pretty much get what you pay for. Higher prices usually mean better image quality, longer battery life, a lighter body and a whole host of extra features that you don’t see on the cheaper...

Excellent image quality, 2.1 megapixel sensor, smooth operation, manual focus ring,, Bluetooth and networking functionality

Limited manual overrides, no alternative to touch-screen operation, occasionally awkward ergonomics

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: jellybean11 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR TRV80 : MAKING MISCHIEVOUS MOVIES!

 

When it comes to camcorders it's fair to say that you pretty much get what you pay for. Higher prices usually mean better image quality, longer battery life, a lighter body and a whole host of extra features that you don't see on the cheaper models....

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: MirrorMan (shopzilla.com)

Too expensive if you campare it to Panasonic

 

very easy to use, great customer support

bluetooth useless, the price is too high for its quality

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: RammerJammer (shopzilla.com)

Waiting for a review

 

I have just placed my order for this camera on-line for $1k

I'll let ya'll know how it performs when I receive it

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: David McClelland (shopzilla.com)

Highly Recommended

 

Touch screen spot cntrls, high-quality optics, A/D pass-thru

Bluetooth a waste, touch screen jiggles cam

Jul, 2003
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Product Specifications

The DCR-TRV80 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder doesn't just deliver exceptional-quality digital video, digital audio, and 2.0 megapixel digital still images. This unit also features BIP (improved Bluetooth capability, enabling peer-to-peer data transfers between Bluetooth products) networking, USB streaming, the revolutionary Carl Zeiss Lens T coating for a 70% improved reflection rate, and a sprawling list of powerful features and design elements. An added bonus is the new touch panel (with included stylus) that can be used to access the functions of the camcorder.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):120min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.9cm
Height:9.3cm
Weight:0.7kg
Width:7.3cm

Display

Display:LCD

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
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

Country Kits:Europe
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV80/TRV80E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1.08
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:2.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.1
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.08Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.1 mm ( 1/3.6" ) / 7.1 mm ( 1/3.6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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