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Sony Handycam DCR TRV60

We have collected and analysed 6 expert reviews and 32 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 71/100 and users rate it 93/100. The average review date is 12-08-2004. We have compared these reviews to 369383 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 77/100 = Good. Last update: 14-12-2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV60 from 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 Opinions about the durability and reliability are generally positive. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the usability.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV60 Camcorder Dv 120 X Dig. Zoom 2.5" LcdSony DCRTRV60 Camcorder Dv 120 X Dig. Zoom 2.5" Lcd

Dec, 2018

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Sony Handycam DCR-TRV60: more excelent camcorder


Excelent product. The beast camcoder by sony. Hight definition still and video, high resolution video. Profesional perfomance in great camcorder. Is beatifull and powerfull camcorder. It's sony, great experience and guaranted manufactured. If you were...

all perfomance

no body

Jan, 2008

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This is a beautiful and sexy cam, beneath the beauty is a powerful and well built workhorse which delivers stunning quality. I had previously owned Sony analog camcorder CCD-TRV815 and then I purchased JVC DVP7 just for the sheer size and ease of use....

Excellent Video and Still Quality. Superb handling, sturdy and lots of Finger Licking Fingering features.

May be the price factor. But this is a DCR-TRV80 without the frills.

Sep, 2003

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Small Wonder


For one who has never used a video camera, I was a little apprehensive when I bought the Sony TRV60E ...

Compact, light and easy to use

Bottom tape load

Aug, 2003

Product Specifications

Sony DCR-TRV60E is a MiniDV Handycam camcorder with 2 megapixel CCD, progressive recording mode and Zeiss T Lens. It is equipped with a powerful digital zoom and built-in flash for maximum accuracy while shooting pictures or video clips. Features low power consumption, to give you super long battery life. Sony's Progressive Shutter System recording captures a whole frame picture by 1/50 second, enabling the stills you capture to be clearer and sharper. The touch panel provides an exciting way of accessing the camera features. One touch of the finger activates the on-screen menu. Apart from video playback controls, Program AE, effects mode, search and the title entry can be easily performed-thanks to its large button based menus. And to prevent unwanted fingerprints being left on screen, the new touch panel comes specially treated for added protection against dirt and grime.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:NP-FM50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:7
Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

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

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:211200

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Built-in Flash:Y

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB


Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:2.11

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length range (f-f):4.5 - 45
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)

Other features

Focus:auto / manual
I/O ports:Audio In/Out, i.LINK (DV) In/Out, S-Video In/Out, USB Terminal, Video In/Our\n
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Power requirements:AC-L15
Resolution:1.600 x 1.200

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer Version 1.5\n

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/3-1/4000

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video formats supported:DV

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX/MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:120
Faders: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
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9