Summary: I originally got this camcorder 6 years ago, for home video use. The DVD format is very appealing to those looking to shoot around the house, due to the footage already being on a medium which can be readily and easily viewed (just pop the disc into your DVD player and you're good to go). This camera makes DVD-player viewing very easy.
Summary: I have had this for over a year now and the movie recording is ok not excellent by any means.It doe not quite have the clarity of my old vhs-c camcorder.We bought it for portability size...It was a disapointment no store returns after 3 days.Takes more than that to really test it...Oh Well, my expensive loss!
Summary: The camcorder is fairly easy to operate and the picture quality is OK. The small size is great and the ease of popping the DVD out of the camcorder and into a DVD player is the best feature of all. The biggest problem is the Pixela software. It is probably the worst video editor I've tried to use and I've tried a lot. Most of the video editors are set up to work with a mini-DV format camera.
Summary: The camera won't work with CompUSA DVD-R's (I tried a bunch of them). I don't know if it is the camera's fault or CompUSA's, but I recommend trying out the blank DVD-R's in the store before taking them home.
Summary: i bought the dvd201 i am learning the feature. its looks ok but it absorbs more yellow in the picture. and i am really anxious to know how can i use it as webcam? the main drawback of this camcorder is lack of memory slot.
Convenience of DVD worth the degraded video quality?
19 April 2004
Summary: I am a point and shoot type: Kids/parties/family stuff. No pro training or desire. I just wanted a new camcorder to video the little ones as they grew up. I haven't bought a camcorder in 10+ years and I did a lot of research. I was ready to buy a Sony DCR TRV38, but the new DVD recorders had just come out. These are 2 different categories of camcorders, but each has its appeal. I decided to give the DVD201 a try for the convenience of direct DVD recording.
Summary: Sony a une fois de plus un très bon concept marketing. Ceci étant dit, le produit est tout de même alléchant tant au niveau des fonctionalités, tant au niveau du concept : enregistrer un DVD directement pour pouvoir le visualiser sur le lecteur de DVD de salon... c'est une solution de facilité. Ma propre expérience démontre ceci : - avertissement lors de l'utilisation de disques "non-SONY" un peu pénible, mais ça fonctionne quand même.