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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV50E. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The design and image quality are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the usability and color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV50E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV50E from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the portability. The image quality is also appreciated.

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May, 2019

Expert review by : Robin Liss (

Sony DCR-TRV50 Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders


Sony's MiniDV DCR-TRV50 is their upgrade to the popular DCR-TRV30. The camcorder is a standard form factor, with many neat features and excelent still quality. The DCR-TRV50 carries a street price around $1,599.00.

Jul, 2002

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Low light filming, blue tooth. Large screen display and touch screen. Considering this is now an old model that I have had from new, it still produces stunning audio and video quality.

firewire connection now uslesss as allnew laptops/pc do not have them. I have had to purchase a second hand laptop with firewire to download my 30 hours of film to the computer in order to edit.

Aug, 2012

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Sony DCR-TRV50

Feb, 2003

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Excellent Camcorder


The Sony DCR-TRV50 is a wonderful camcorder. I am a feature person. Greater numbers of features allow for greater creativity in many cases and the TRV50 doesn't disappoint in this area. Though there are some minor drawbacks, the advantages of the TRV50...

Excellent feature set. Excellent video quality. Good still quality

A bit pricey. Limited manual controls

Jul, 2002

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Sony DCR-TRV50 1.5-Megapixel MiniDV Digital Camcoder With USB, MemoryStick And Bluetooth Decease


Picture quality, features, design, 1.5-Megapixel CCD, USB, analog inputs


Jul, 2002

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Sony Handycam DCR-TRV50 Mini DV Camcorder


Picture quality, features, design, 1.5-Megapixel CCD, USB, analog inputs


Product Specifications

Sony's DCR-TRV50 MiniDV Handycam camcorder delivers up to 530 lines of horizontal resolution and incredible 1360x1020 digital still images. You won't believe your eyes! And with state-of-the-art features such as an intelligent pop-up flash, you can capture crisp images in just about any setting. The 1.5 Mega-Pixel CCD camcorder also has a precision color viewfinder, four flash modes to accommodate different shooting environments and the 3.5" precision LCD. Touch panel functions allow you to operate by touching the LCD panel with supplied stylus pen or your finger. The Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar lens will capture every shot with stunning detail and clarity. The incorporation of Bluetooth wireless connectivity alongside the touch screen working in network mode transforms the DCR-TRV50 into a sophisticated network acquisition device. Live from the scene of the action, the camcorder user can shoot the story and review the material on the LCD screen. Once happy with the video, the user can select an email address from the 50 he or she has stored on the camcorder. The user can write an email (up to 512 characters) using the control panel and send it together with the video file (MPEG 1) as an attachment (max. 3MB) using their Bluetooth enabled mobile telephone to establish an ISP connection. The camcorder can also be used in this network mode to surf the Internet and browse web pages from any location. The camcorder works at the same speed as a standard 56K modem.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):135min/140min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Black / Silver/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:970Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.55Mpix
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/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor