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Sony Handycam CCD-TRV68 Camcorder - Silver

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Sony Handycam CCD-TRV68 Hi8 Video Camcorder - Silver
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Sony Handycam CCD-TRV68 Hi8 Video Camcorder - Silver
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Product description
Product Identifiers
BrandSony
ModelCCD-TRV68
UPC027242586130, 27242586130

Key Features
Recording SystemNTSC
Optical Zoom20x
Digital Zoom28x
Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Media FormatDVD, Hi8, Video8
Resolution0.3 MP
Screen Size2.5"
Weight32 Oz.

Optical Sensor
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size1/4"
Optical Sensor Qty1

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Focal Length Range3.6mm - 72mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size37 mm

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Min Illumination0.4 lux
Min Shutter Speed1/60 sec
Exposure ModesAutomatic

Camera Flash
Flash TypeNone

Memory / Storage
Recording SpeedLP, SP

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeLCD

Dimensions
Depth8.78 in.
Height4.29 in.
Width4.09 in.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationRotating (270°)
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color
Display Size2.5"

Microphone
Microphone Type1 x microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Microphone Operation ModeMono
Microphone TechnologyElectret condenser

Connections
Connector Types1 x S-Video output ( 4 pin mini-DIN ), 1 x composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 2 ), 1 x headphones ( mini-phone mono 3.5 mm )

Battery
Run Time Up ToUp To 140 min
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

Resolution
Effective Video Resolution0.2 MP

Other Features
Additional FeaturesBacklight Compensation, Built-In Speaker, Digital Noise Reduction, NightShot System, TBC

Miscellaneous
Color Silver
White BalanceAutomatic
Night ModeYes

eBay Product ID: EPID100012810

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Average review score based on 18 user reviews

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Created: 08/13/06

Most dependable camera yet

I have had this camera since 2001, bought it at Best Buy for around $900, mini dv's weren't around that much, had the camera believe it or not in my garage for about 4 years because of some family problems(divorce) and took it out finally, charged the battery and fired it up, son of a gun, it worked, I have a little photography business and wanted to include videography, I have successfuly shot 7 weddings with this sucker, it great, the only thin you have to watch out is the white balance (safe to keep it on manual white balance under a watchful eye) low light isn't bad always great to have some sort of an external light source. Some of the pro videographers may find this ridiculous but I needed to practice, its simple to transfer the video to PC and edit your video, nothing to it. As long as I have this baby I will work it till it goes out. Sony product do last a long time , there is no doubt about that, there customer service is probably the worst among any electronics manufacturer, its safer to buy a Sony product on ebay than a regular retail store, atleast the people on ebay will not rip you off. There are many after market accessories for this camera available at your local camera shop or even best buy, for eg. filters, l-brackets, video lights, aftermarket batteries etc etc.
Please not you will need ample light indoors, and outdoors you will need to keep an eye on the exposure settings.

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Created: 04/19/06

Solid performer

This is a good camera for an old school analog style. The Hi8 is better quality than the standard 8mm. I absolutely love night shot! The features of this camera are a lot of fun. The quality is not as good as MiniDV, but that is to be expected. I find the picture to be quite good considering the price you can get this camcorder for now.

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Created: 12/19/10

Sony Handycam CCD - TRV68

Sony Handycam CCD - TRV68
For its age this was one of the state of the art cameras available
Most manufacture dates are 2001 so it is after the modification date for the infamous Sony X-Ray Cameras.
This camera does not have the half on trick for Xray but using the correct 37 mm IR lenses you can get it to do Xray.
As far as using this camera to transfer your old Hi8 tapes to other media it works well.
It has an output jack that can be plugged into an in port on a pc or a television.
The battery life is about 4 hours using the standard battery and Hi8 tapes can be 60 to 180 minutes
This camera has a 460x zoom
If you are buying this camera to do xray you will need to invest around 50 dollars for the IR lenses
It does not work as well as the older model but it can be made to work
Hope this helps

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Created: 09/05/11

A very good purchase

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I had this camcorder before the hing on the tape got stuck. I knew this was a good buy. I love this camera its not as sharp as the latest dvd's but it does give really good picture quality. It also has night vision which not a lot of camcorders have. Thanks again.

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Created: 03/17/11

Perfect to convert older 8mm or Hi8 tapes to DVD/PC

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I originally bought one new and used it for ten years with NO problems. It still worked like new when I sold it on eBay this month after converting all of my Hi8 tapes. It is perfect for transferring older Video 8 or Hi8 camcorder tapes to DVD or PC.

Update several years later: I now sell about 400 Sony 8mm camcorders each year, and love them more now than I did after owning one for 10 years!

Buy one!

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