Summary: This Digital8 camcorder works well for transfering old Digial8 video to a PC for archiving or editing.For recording new video it has the advantage of having a VF for more precise shooting than using the LCD Screen. Another nice feature is the battery pack for using AA batteries as a back-up power source. Its size and weight takes a while to get comfortable with as compared to newer models. I would buy this product if I preferred using Digital8 format.
Summary: The sony Handycam works well. For what I purchased the item for, I think that I have a great product. I love how the camera has many feature like Nightshot and a LCD screen! It is very difficult to say that this camera is not worth buying because everything, so far, works great. I highly recomend this camera for any first time user since the handycam is very easy to use!
Summary: The Sony DCR-TRV140 is an awesome video camera with excellent features for the average movie maker. Although it has somewhat intimidating components, navigating the options is moderate until you become used to what you want from it. Beware of the flashing warnings, one in particular – the C:31:23 which represents a unit malfunction. Sony lists it as moisture build up in their manual which can be true, but it is also a standard warning if moisture is not the problem.
Summary: I'm a Pro Videographer - so I have used every format of camera made - this one is Not a bad little cam - it's not as nice as say, a TRV-900/950, but for about $150 used, it will give you D8, if you for some reason wanted to use 8mm tape. It's a great cam to take to the beach, cuz if you ruin it, it's not a huge deal - and they are cheap enough in good shape to just get another one - the downside is that D8 is a dead format, and MiniDV is even starting to show it's age...
Summary: I BELIEVE THIS CAMCORDER IS, IN RESUMED WORDS PURE AFFORDABLE QUALITY. EXCELLENT VIDEO QUALITY NOT TO MENTION A GREAT DEAL FEATURES, FROM THE VIDEO LIGHT TO THE TITLE CAPABILITY, ETC. AWESOME PRODUCT!
Summary: I bought my camera over a year ago and I'm very please with all the options. Great zoom, great night shoot, take great quality movies and all. The only drawback I've found so far is the IEEE-1394 support. There's no way to sincronize it when capturing video using the firewire option. The sound is garbled when using with Vegas Foundry 4.0 and the capture run too fast out of sinc on windows movie maker 2.
Summary: When I first started to look at camcorders I didn't know exactly what I wanted. The number of features was overwhelming and I wasn't sure which ones would prove valuable. I ended up decided on a set of core features: digital recording, reasonable size, good zoom and computer connectivity. I finally ended up with the TRV-140 and it has been great. It is a standard handcam size, which means it fits comfortably in your hand but isn't tiny. The 20x optical zoom is very nice.
Summary: Bought this camera as a replacement for my old (failed) Digital 8 camera. Same features as my other camera, at 1/2 the price as my old camera 4 years ago. Added feature this camera has: Time lapse video. And stop frame photograhpy. Feature this camera does NOT have: Search mode while in Record mode. If you want to un-record a scene, this camera does not allow you to search, or rewind, while in record mode as the previous models allowed.
An extra 3 feet of USB Cable would have been great...
11 June 2003
Summary: I bought this camera about a year and a half ago and am still very pleased with it. The camera is very easy to use and the buttons are (in my opinion) easy to use and reach from the recording position. I have taken several hours worth of video and haven't run into any sort of mechanical or electrical problems yet. The biggest problems I have with my purchase don't even involve the camera. The USB Cable is extremely short at maybe two feet in length.
J. Seigler ""I hope you're pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed - or worse, expelled."", Amazon
6 June 2003
Summary: We bought our DCRTRV 140 to support a video project - we were up against the deadline and this little camera was so easy to use we were able to transition from a 11 year old Sony Hi8 video camera to this one in less than one day. The easy to use menus and immediate access to editing specials were so easy to pick up that we had all of our shots within 24 hrs.