Recording Media: Mini DV, Sony Memory Stick
LCD Screen Size: 2.5 in
Interface Connection: A/V Input, A/V Output, i.Link, IEEE 1394, S-Video, USB - Universal Serial Bus
Optical Zoom: 10
Product Title: Sony DCRTRV33 MiniDV 1megapixel Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Color Viewfinder & Memory Stick capabilities
Power Score: 4.4 | 10 Reviews
Image Sensor Quantity: 1
Image Sensor Size: .21 in
Optical Zoom: 10 X
Digital Zoom: 120 X
Additional Features: Slow Shutter
Power Source: Lithium, Rechargeable Battery
Battery Life: 95 minute(s)
Height: 90 mm
Width: 71 mm
Depth: 112 mm
Weight: 540 g
URL: Manufacturer Link
Category: Video Camera
Class: Audio Visual Accessory
Description: DCR-TRV33 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder
Image Format: MPEG
Included Components: AC Adapter, Battery, Battery Recharger, Cables, Recording Media, Remote, Shoulder Strap
Labor Warranty: 1 year(s)
Max Focal Length: 37 mm
Max Horizontal Image Resolution: 1152 pixels
Max Vertical Image Resolution: 864 pixels
Min Focal Length: 3.7 mm
Min Focus Distance: 3.7 mm
Parts Warranty: 1 year(s)
Remote Control: Basic Remote
Max Resolution: 1152 x 864, 640 x 480 (VGA)
Audio Support: Stereo
Special Effects: 16:9 Wide Screen TV Effect, Slow Shutter
Maximum Shutter Speed: 4000 1/f
Minimum Shutter Speed: 4 1/f
Exposure Settings: Auto Exposure
Focus Features: Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Camera Type: Fixed
Total Pixels: 1000000
Number of Resolution Modes: 2
White Balance: Auto, Preset Modes
Product Reviews (10)
I purchased a Sony NO-OM71D...
Strengths: Excellent grip. Good video quality. I find the sound recording on video very good, with low noise and good hi-fi. Stills are of acceptable quality. Photos taken at night are acceptable too.
Weakness: Auto shut-off. Shuts off even when setting the menu. Does not shut off when in Playback or Memory (still picture) modes. Provided battery and memory stick are inadequate.
I purchased a Sony NO-OM71D battery for the camera. This is an excellent - if expensive - unit.
Later, I bought a 128 Mbyte memory stick (when the price was right), and now have a really decent camera.
Ensure that you buy a tape-head cleaner, as you will need to use it on occasion.
I also recommend a monopod, and shooting through the viewfinder, to reduce camera movement.
By dellio2 - Nov 9, 2004
it's looking something light and...
Strengths: It's light, small, affordable
Weakness: No Flash (for still photo) Small Memory Card Included & The video editing software provided is not that much good. backup battery backup should be more.
it's looking something light and sleek,picture quality is ok,noise is coming during recording and video quality output is not satisfactory,poor digital performance,Compare to cost produce is not up to the mark.
By softtouch - May 21, 2004
I use this for motorcycle and...
Strengths: compact, lightweight, steady shot works great, on-screen controls
Weakness: no flash, green night shots, manual controls
I use this for motorcycle and sports videos and it works very well. the steady shot is flawless and the the quality is very nice.
I do not like the manual controls because they are on-screen and are hard to use while recording.
By bhzrex - May 18, 2004
Other strengths: it fits exactly...
Strengths: Easy to follow menu selections on the touch screen when 1st setting things up. Very compact. I can even use my camera case to fit this little baby in there. Brillant colors when playing back video.
Weakness: None really except that I fumbled when switching fr recording to taking still photo. Add'l purchase for accessories needed(ie longer battery life, AC/DC, higher memory stick, etc.)
Other strengths: it fits exactly in the palm of your hand with easy control of the switches with your thumb and index finger. So many capabilities. You can record motion to tape or mem stick and still to stick. Haven't used night shot yet. Can download from camcorder to computer w/ USB cable (included). Other weakness: Because I fumbled with the switching to take still photo, video was recorded...
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Other strengths: it fits exactly in the palm of your hand with easy control of the switches with your thumb and index finger. So many capabilities. You can record motion to tape or mem stick and still to stick. Haven't used night shot yet. Can download from camcorder to computer w/ USB cable (included). Other weakness: Because I fumbled with the switching to take still photo, video was recorded on memory stick which filled it up. Still photos only 1 mp. But even these weaknesses are really minimal. I brought this model because I trust the Sony brand. I also own a Cybershot P71 which I can use memory sticks between them. Before purchasing both my camcorder and camera, I did all the research you can possibly do. The 33 had great reviews in performance over the 22. I have no regrets by choosing this particular model. Now I'm looking into puchasing a Sony HD television.
By kicurran - Dec 5, 2003
Overall, it's an awesome...
Strengths: Wow! This camcorder is awesome, it's light, small, affordable, and has a great picture. The LCD on the camera is a touch screen. Changing settings and adding effects is a breeze.
Weakness: A backup battery should be bought. The battery that comes with the camcorder lasts for an hour. A six hour battery can be bought for 100$.
Overall, it's an awesome camcorder. If you're looking for something light and sleek with great quality picture - This is it! The best feature of the camera would have to be the touch screen. It's just so easy to change settings and add effects.
By JetSolo - Oct 30, 2003