Summary: This is the best camcorder I've ever used, I used it for my 11 year old grandson's basketball games with no problem, this camcorder is very easy to hold and use, nice and clear picture. I connected this camcorder to the Sony DvDirect VRD-MC6 and transfered all of his games on DVD with no problem, nice picture, nice sound. Very pleased with this camcorder. The only problem I have is trying to get the HI8 blank tapes.
Summary: this is the best a hi8 camcorder can get, quality wise. it does not have an LCD, but a color viewfinder instead, but it doesn't matter. and the lack of the LCD makes the battery last a lot looonger, about 220 minutes or so. i used to have a Samsung 8mm, very nice quality. then i owned a Sharp hi8, terrible quality. then i got the Sony tr818, and it impressed me how good it recorded. it was the improvement i was looking for over the Samsung.
Summary: This camera was bought as a unit which was several years old and still worked fine. I think it is a testament to the long standing quality of Sony products in general. I love the night shot feature also.
Summary: I LIKE THIS HANDYCAM BECAUSE OF EASE OF USE, RUGGEDNESS, FITS WELL IN THE HAND AND I NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH IT. IT'S NOT AS FRAGILE AS THE NEW CAMCORDERS AND IT HAS A LOADS OF FEATURES. THE NEW CAMCORDERS WITH THE LCD SCREENS ARE NICE , BUT I HAVE READ WERE THE SCREENS ARE FRAGILE AND IN SOME CAMCORDERS IF IT'S BROKEN IT CAN RENDER THE CAM USELESS. THEY NEED TO PROTECT THE LCD SCREENS LIKE THEY DO FOR THE CELL PHONES WITH A GLASS WINDOW.
Summary: great video cam, all controls are where they should be, I have also added a telephoto lens and a I/R spotlight which doubles the distance videos can be shot, we use this camera for animal survailence and are vey pleased with its preformance, highly recomended.
Summary: I bought this for ease of use. Very easy to use and understand. Takes one of the best videos I've ever seen. No fussing figuring things out like zoom and stuff just point and shoot. So simple a young child could use this without any hassles.
Summary: It's a great camcorder if you just want something simple and easy. The quality is decent, great for a vacation or just things around the house. If you want something that looks professional, get something nicer, but I just wanted something simple to mess around with and have some fun. It works wonderfully, steady shot is nice to have. Great zoom. Overall I am very satisfied.