DCR-TRV900/900E MiniDV HandyCam Camcorder


Sony

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The DCR-TRV900/900E MiniDV HandyCam Camcorder

MiniDV with built-in digital still mode and professional quality 3-CCD imaging in a consumer-friendly design. This model offers state-of-the-art video and still imaging with 3-CCDs for accurate color reproductions and progressive scanning for still images. Combine these with Optical SteadyShot and a wide array of other performance and convenience features and you have complete, professional-quality solution for both video and still imaging. Using Sony's unique Adaptive Frame Interpolation for better image quality, you can store over 700 individual still photos on a 60-minute tape in the LP Mode. Get creative with your video by changing the background to six different digital effects that also have variable levels (still, flash motion, luminance key, slow shutter, trail, and old movie). For added creativity there are six picture effects (slim, stretch, solarization, monotone, sepia, and negative art). Select from three different fader modes for the transition between scenes (black, overlap and monotone). The camcorder is encased in a magnesium alloy cabinet, making it both rugged and lightweight.

Features:

  • MiniDV camcorder
  • 12x optical, 48x digital, zoom with Super SteadyShot image stabilization
  • 3.5 inch color LCD and color EVF
  • 3 CCD camcorder
  • Analog inputs; manual control of focus, exposure, white balance, etc.

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3 Reviews  

Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Jean Kilczer 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/8/2006 8:49:10 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/8/2006 8:49:10 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/8/2006 8:49:10 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/8/2006 8:49:10 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/8/2006 8:49:10 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
It's a great camcorder, with a firewire port for capturing video, the ability to take still shots, and a large LCD screen. It has three chips, but they're small. Of course there's auto and manual. It's sturdy; I know, because I dropped it more than once. But it doesn't take easily to other lenses. My wide-angle lens doesn't screw on easily. I'd like to get a better camcorder someday, but they're pretty expensive.
7/8/2006 8:49:10 AM
 
Christian Harberts
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/30/2004
2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/31/2004 1:53:05 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/31/2004 1:53:05 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/31/2004 1:53:05 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/31/2004 1:53:05 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/31/2004 1:53:05 PM
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
This is an 1998 (in my case) prosumer digital video camera, with the at-that-time original ability to capture full-frame digital pictures (640x480) thanks to its excellent tricolor CCD sensors. It comes with a plug in diskette drive for extracting images. The camera's controls offer a full range of depth-of-field, color balance possibilities. Quite an impressive bit of technology, which I personally used for years to good effect (illustrating web sites) before buying my first digital camera...
3/31/2004 1:53:05 PM
 
Malcolm Gibbon 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/3/2003 2:50:17 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/3/2003 2:50:17 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/3/2003 2:50:17 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/3/2003 2:50:17 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/3/2003 2:50:17 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Superb Colour definition from a 3ccd chip and has every facility needed on a home video camera.
7/3/2003 2:50:17 AM
 

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