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Sony DCR-TRV480

alaTest has collected and analyzed 382 reviews of Sony DCR-TRV480. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the color and battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-TRV480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-TRV480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV480 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the memory. There are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

portability, usability, design, price, size

memory

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV480Sony DCR-TRV480

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-TRV480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 user reviews of Sony DCR-TRV480 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the zoom and battery are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the image quality, and there are some negative opinions about the color and reliability.

usability, price, portability, battery, zoom

reliability, color

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV460 Digital8 Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical ZoomSony DCRTRV460 Digital8 Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone:No / Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-FM30
Battery voltage:7.2
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FM30
Video recording time:4

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1 / 4
Photo effects:Black&White, Mosaic, Negative film, Pastel, Sepia, Solarisation

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.1cm
Height:9.8cm
Weight:0.8kg/0.9kg
Width:8.5cm

Display

Built-in Display:Y
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35 / 63.5
Display Resolution:123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash

Built-in Flash:N
Built-in light:Y

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV460/TRV460E/TRV480/TRV480E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Number of CCDs:1
Optical sensor size:1/0.236 / 25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.32 / 0.54 / 3.31

Lens System

Digital Zoom:990
Filter Size:3.7 / 37
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42 - 840
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 50
Image stabilizer: No
Interchangeable lens:N
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.4
Max Focal Length:50mm
Maximum aperture number:2.4
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Minimum aperture number:1.6
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Sunset

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:290Kpix/350Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix/540Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Flash:auto / manual
I/O ports:Audio Out, USB Terminal, Video Out\n
Lens system:Sony
Media types supported:Hi8/Video8, Digital8
Power consumption (typical):2.9
Resolution:640 x 480

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Bundled software:Picture Package\n
Cables included:AV
Lens hood:Y

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out:N / No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3-1/4000 / 1/60 - 1/4000

Storage

Camcorder media type:Videotape
Camcorder tape type:Digital 8 / Hi 8

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Full HD:N
Video formats supported:MPEG1 / MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX/MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:990
Faders:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / White fader / Wipe fader/Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / White fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Card Mix / Chroma Key / Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch / Trail/Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation / Still / Trail/Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:90000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.1 / 151 / 9.8
Height :15.1 / 9.8 / 98
Weight:800 / 890 / 910
Width:8.5 / 85

White balance

White Balance:Auto