Summary: I have several Sony Camcorders, However this is my favorite one of all.The Nightshot plus is great even if you are using for those Paranormal type investigations. The DVD makes it easy to take out of the camera and load right into into any DVD player or PC with a DVD Drive.There is no touchscreen controls which is actually a plus because the other cameras I have had problems with the touchscreen LCD.
Summary: Sony DCR DVD-100 - Great Camcorder. Works well - no comments. In the excellent kit bag, charger, video cable and two mini-disc DVD-R. The only problem - software. CD with software included was not, and in the public domain without it. 'll Have to buy the disc from the company Sony separately.
Summary: I love this camera sooo much! However, the viewing angle has become a very big problem in that it does not pan out wide enough for a lot of shots. Otherwise I think it is a great buy for the price. Another thing to not though is the ability of it to take still photos. It is really cool that after you are done filming, there is still space allotted on the DVD so you can add still photos to the movie you just created.
Summary: I've purchased DVD200 from Sony in Nov'03. This is how I feel so far. Pros.. 1) The clarity and resolution are really good. 2) It is very easy to play back on TV Cons.. 1) Mic picks up noise from spinning disc 2) 1M digital camera is simpy useless (only if you never saw a dig camera, then you may appreciate this) 3) DVD R/W media (DMW30)is not available in market, even at sony.com
Summary: We bought this camcorder just before Christmas. We did not plan on buying it so i didnt have time to research it before we purchased. The reason we went with the DVD100 is that my hubby,who is electronics illiterate, loved the idea of instant playback on our DVD players. My inlaws are from out of state; so this has been a great way to share videos of the children with them. Even my husband can do it.
Summary: Sony DVD Handycam has great picture quality, if all you want is to film and playback on your DVD player. I wanted to make a compilation DVD but The "ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony DVD Handycam" sucks. I bought another Movie editor but it cannot read the MPG created by the Sony software. So you have to convert the file to MPG2 format.
Summary: This is a good product, but I wish I had known the following: There is a significant delay between when you push the record button and when recording actually starts, in the neighborhood of a few seconds. Also, there is no editing as-you-go with DVD. If you are used being able review the last part of what you taped and record over it if you don't like what you see, you will be frustrated with DVD recording.
Summary: I recently bought the DCR DVD 100 and had my first chance to use it at a family gathering. At the end of the night, we were all enjoying the video without having to use any AV cords or other hookups! I really enjoy using this product. Although it is larger than some of Sony's smallest MiniDV and MicroMV camcorders, I don't think it is by any means bulky or uncomfortable to use.
Summary: While this camera has drawbacks, and it does have them, on balance, it's a good buy. I am replacing a TRV-340 (Digital 8). I had no problems with that camera, but my wife, who is technologically illiterate, could not understand the process of finding the cables and hooking the camcorder to the TV and playing the tapes, or hooking it to the computer (or standalone DVD recorder) and burning the tape to DVD to watch. So she saw this camera and liked the idea.