Sony CCD-TRV138 Hi8 Handycam Camcorder

Sony Updated: 2007-06-05

Capture Hi8™ quality video and Hi-Fi sound with the compact, affordable, and easy-to-use CCD-TRV138 ™ Handycam® camcorder. It features a CCD imager with 320K gross pixels that provides detail and image precision along with exceptional analog video performance. Digital Zoom Interpolation creates clearer, sharper images for extreme digital zooming.

Along with a variety of features to capture quality images and sound, the CCD-TRV138 lets you customize your personal videos with such tools as Fader Effects, Picture Effects, and Titling. Choose from a variety of modes to add creative fades, pictorial exposures, and titles. Get creative and enhance your home movies with professional looking video effects.

Video Hi8™ Recording
Records outstanding video quality up to 400 lines of horizontal resolution with Hi-Fi sound on affordable 8mm and Hi8 tapes.

1/6" CCD Imager, 320K Pixels Gross
1/6" CCD Imager with 200K (effective) pixels provides great detail and clarity along with exceptional analog video performance.

20X Optical/990X Digital Zoom
The optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, with the Digital Zoom and interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.

2.5" SwivelScreen™ LCD Display3 (123K Pixels)
Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The high resolution 123K pixel LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback.

InfoLithium® Battery with AccuPower™ Meter System1
Charge the battery at anytime because unlike NiCad (Nickel Cadmium) batteries, Sony's rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries are not subjected to a life shortening "memory effect". Sony's exclusive AccuPower™ meter displays the battery time remaining in minutes, in either the viewfinder or on the LCD screen.

Multi-Language Menu
Change the menu display from English to English (Simplified), Canadian French, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean or Traditional Chinese.

Easy Dubbing
Connect the Handycam camcorder to a VCR to effortlessly make VHS copies of your home videos. The camcorder can control up to 59 brands of VCRs.

NightShot® Plus Infrared System
With Sony's NightShot Infrared System you can capture natural looking video, even when shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 10 feet away using the built-in infrared system, without the monochrome color common with earlier low-light recording systems.

Stamina® Battery Power Management System2
Using the optional NP-QM91D InfoLithium® Battery, the CCD-TRV138 can continuously record for up to 16 hours on a single full charge, providing extra long battery life.

Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes
Program AE modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging situations. Choose from Portrait, Beach & Ski, Sports Lesson, Landscape, Spotlight or Sunset & Moon modes.

Picture Effects
Get creative when recording or playing back your videos with Sony's Picture Effect Modes. Effects available in Camera mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Monotone, Solarize, Slim, Stretch, Pastel and Mosaic.

End Search
Automatically advances the video tape to the last 5 seconds of the recorded scene. This prevents accidentally recording over previously recorded videos.

Fader Effects-2
Enhance your personal videos by adding professional looking fader effects. Choose from Black, Mosaic, White, Monotone and Stripe.

Titling-2
Add professional looking titles to your video. Select from 8 presets, or customize 2 titles with up to 22 characters.

Battery Information
At the touch of a button, battery information is displayed on the LCD screen when charging and when the camcorder is turned off. The display will show how much the battery is charged, in 10% increments and the recordable time left when using the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.

Built-In White LED Light
Brighten your video, and reduce shadows when shooting in low-light situations. The LED light uses considerably less power than bulb-based light systems, with the same light output.

Manual Focus
Allows the user to manually adjust the focus of the camcorder using the dial. Manual focusing also allows the user to control the focus in difficult situations where either the environment or the subject does not allow the camcorder's auto focus to perform optimally, such as when shooting through a window or in a crowded environment.

Easy Handycam Button
Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some people, so with a press of the Easy Handycam button, most of the advanced features of the camcorder are "locked out" leaving only the buttons essential for recording operational.