Summary: is ok fornowbought the NewPhone 74205 three weeks ago and was immediately impressed with the number of features available on this inexpensive phone. It has a 1M-pixel camera, video camera, and speakerphone. The NewPhone's size is perfect for carrying in a pocket and the battery has a pretty good lifespan of roughly 4 hours.
Summary: I have had this model for over 5 yrs and it performed well. I could never use all of the features. Unfortunately I dropped my unit while on vacation and have been looking to replace it so I can view & transfer my tapes. My unit was repaired a number of times for the same problem, the zoom would activate for no reason while recording, slowly creeping to telephoto. The charger also failed to work recently.
Summary: The Sony TRV87 was one of the last consumer grade one chip non digital Hi8mm videocameras. It was also , in my opinion, the best Sony made. I am amazed at the low prices they are getting on ebay. I know everyone has switched to digital for many good reasons, but for the average consumer a good used trv87 would meet all their needs for a fraction of the cost of the latest models. It is quite easy to transfer the old analog tape to a dvd via a cheap dvd recorder.
Summary: i loved everything i read about it. I decided to try and buy it because of the price. I also loved the fact that u don't have to worry about tapes, hooking it up to the vcr, and shakiness. I would recommend it to anyone. Especially those who are inexperinsed or just shakey. This would be perfect for any age.