Sony Handycam DCR-TRV130 Reviews
Product Type: Sony digital camcorders
Description:Model ID DCR-TRV130 / Sony Handycam DCR-TRV130 - Camcorder - optical zoom: 20 x - Digital8 - black, silver / Be the first to buy the best from Sony! Sony's most affordable Digital8 Handycam camcorder is packed with features. It records high quality digital video and audio on ... more
Sony Handycam DCR-TRV130 ... readily available 8mm videotapes or Hi8 tapes. You can fast forward to the digital future, without leaving your analog past behind! DCR-TRV130 features large SwivelScreen color LCD, SteadyShot picture stabilization, built in flash, Super NightShot 0 lux infrared recording, analog audio / video inputs to record Digital8, and more.
SteadyShot picture stabilization system uses motion sensors to remove unwanted picture shake. And with Sony's Hyper-Precision CCD, you're not sacrificing image size or picture quality. Super NightShot 0 lux recording system allows you to shoot subjects in total darkness up to 10 feet (3 m) away using the built-in infrared system. It automatically adjusts the shutter speed to increase picture brightness and clarity for even better picture quality. Super LaserLink allows the user to transmit video and audio via infrared to an optional IFT-R20 LaserLink receiver at a distance up to 26 feet (8 m). This system eliminates the need for constantly connecting audio/video cables. The last thing you want to see is the dreaded flashing battery indicator - the sign that you've got no power left. Sony's Stamina power management cut camcorder power consumption and extends the life of your batteries.
DCR-TRV130 versions for American and European markets differ in shutter speed interval (1/4-1/4000 vs 1/3-1/4000), and CCD resolution (460,000 vs 540,000 pixels gross, 290,000 vs 350,000 actual).
Newest Review: ... (You CAN send it off to get done however) Another annoyance is the lack of an external mic jack - can't see why Sony ... more
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Customer Sony Handycam DCR-TRV130 Reviews (1)
by - written on 15/11/01, updated on 15/11/01 (Useful, 762 readings)
For the detailed spec on this camera, read Flossy's opinion below. All the relevant points are covered. I bought this camera because I wanted the cheapest digital camera with reasonable picture quality I could find - and at around £390 (if you hunt around), it's not a bad deal. A few points that you should be aware of... This camera, unlike other Digital8 models, won't play back your old analogue 8 or Hi-8 tapes. The still capture feature isn't very good - if this is important to you, then don't buy this model. The TRV comes with a DV-Out connector (firewire) This is DV-OUT only - no DV-IN. ... Read the complete review