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Sony DCR-TRV19E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV19E. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the viewfinder and memory. Comments are divided on the price.

usability, portability, image quality, size, durability

reliability, memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV19E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 172 reviews)

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-TRV19E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV19E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and color. The durability and usability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the portability and price.

image quality, usability, durability, color, battery

size, reliability, price, portability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV19 Mini-DV CamcorderSony DCR-TRV19 Mini-DV Camcorder

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV19E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV19E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. The color and memory get less positive comments.

usability, portability, price, image quality, reliability

memory, color

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV19 MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and RemoteSony DCRTRV19 MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Remote

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV19 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

Sony has completely redone their entire model line with the introduction of seven new MiniDV camcorders. The DCR-TRV19 is the new entry level MiniDV model. Although it is very simple and may work for the person who just wants a point and shoot...

Feb, 2003

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV19E

 

Good general camcorder - now superceded by digital format.

Needs separate add-on lens for broad landscapes and wide angle shots.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV19E

 

none

everything

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Beware of SONY's warranty

 

Easy to use and good picture quality - as long as it works.

Useless warranty combined with questionable quality.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Beware of SONY's warranty

 

At first I was very pleased with this camcorder. The picture quality is great and it is extremely easy to use. The night vision is a cool feature, but not really anything I used to record movies. After six months or so the camcorder started acting up. ...

Easy to use and good picture quality - as long as it works

Useless warranty combined with questionable quality

Apr, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Very Good Entry Level MiniDV Camcorder

 

Very light and handy, easy to use, firewire capability

Touch screen requires cleaning from being touched, black and white view finder

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Very Good Entry Level MiniDV Camcorder

 

I bought this camcorder a year ago to replace my Sharp Viewcam VL-SD20U Mini DV Digital Camcorder. After reading many reviews of the other camcorders that were available in the stores, I settled on this model. First off: I do not care for a video ...

Very light and handy, easy to use, firewire capability

Touch screen requires cleaning from being touched, black and white view finder

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Funky, functional and fashionable all in one very funky small unit.

 

My first digital camcorder (had many analog ones!), im pretty much very impressed with it. Great, handy size, and looks very funky as well as being professional. I think this is one of the first Sony models to feature a touch screen, and thats much ...

Great if you just want to record! Small size

No still shot capture onto memory stick

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

OK unit, sony service is terrible!

 

Durability questionable. Sony service is terrible.

Seems to be an ok camcorder.

Jul, 2004

Consumer review (pcphotoreview.com)

Sony DCR-TRV19

 
Jun, 2003
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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-TRV19E offers a value-for money option for consumers looking for a no-frills video camera. 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
Run Time (Up To):125min

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

Header

Country Kits:Europe
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:S3D/TRV19/TRV19E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR/Sony HVL

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/F/1.7-2.2
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

CE Product Type:Video light

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
Flash memory:8

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader/Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Random
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9
Height :11.2
Weight:520
Width:7.1