Summary: I bought one of these from Amazon when the HI-8 camera I'd used to shoot my home movies and a HI-8 player I had both died and I needed something to use to dub the HI-8 tapes I'd recorded onto computer files. The first camera arrived and didn't work properly. Picture fuzzy and sound distorted.
Summary: I would of liked very much to have given a video review, however this was impossible as the camcorder that i purchased did not note that the camcorder no longer had the capabilities of recording.
Summary: I have a newer version of this camera that is Digital. I wanted an inexpensive model that could handle my 20 year old non-digital tapes for transfer and editing. This was a very cost effective way to do that, and it is a good camera as well. It arrived quickly and in the condition described.
Summary: I purchased the CCD-TRV68 back in 2001 and have found it to be an EXCELLENT camcorder. I used this camera for shooting videos for broadcasting, interviews, traveling documentary style videos, not to mention family stuff.
Summary: When I was thinking of buying this camera I wanted to stay under 400 dollars, and still get a good camera. I got this same camera at Sears. It has great features and great sound and picture quality. This is my 2nd camera and it blows the other out of the water (canon).
Summary: Jammed almost immediately after putting an 8 mm video into the machine. --had a hard time getting my video back too- The lesson to be learned to just pay a video transfer service to get those 8 mm videos onto DVD. It will be much less of a headache.
Summary: Camcorder was bought for transfering Hi8 tapes to digital format. Worked great. Unfortunately no cables but no big deal. I should have asked. Very happy with transaction and speed of shipping.
Summary: We used this camcorder about 3 times before it died. It would no longer record properly. It captured audio but not video (ended up with a blank screen video capture.) The problem lies with a buggy CCD block assembly. The same problem can be seen with similar Sony camcorder models.
Summary: I recieved this camera as a gift and used it 6 times before the amplifier went out, so that when you were watching your videos-you got sound, but no picture. This happened with our first camera, but you could see the video but there was no sound-also the amplifier.