Summary: Someone stole my DCR-TRV240 camcorder, so I thought I'd purchase a DCR-TRV260 so that I could play my old Digital 8 tapes and continue converting my VHS tapes to digital. Big mistake! On the plus side, the TRV260 is somewhat smaller front-to-back than the TRV240.
Summary: I though I was upgrading when I replaced my Canon ZR40 with the TRV22, but I was disappointed. Indoor point-and-shoot was definitely better than the Canon but still not great, and the Canon was close when manually setting shutter speed. So how did the Sony do with manually set shutter speed?
a nice camcorder, but sitting on the still picture fence...
2 September 2003
Summary: the trv22 is the in the middle of the trv19/22/33 family. it has a nice camcorder feature set but it's sitting on the fence as far as still capability is concerned. pros: - compact design, light weight. - larger size CCD should provides better low-light performance.
The one I bought definitely has a buzzing sound! Annoying!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 August 2003
Summary: I just got my TRV22 via mail order today. I haven't had too much time to fully analyze it yet. I did notice a fairly loud buzzing noise, which I believe is due to a motor used in the tape mechanism. What is strange is that the noise is present even when the tape isn't advancing.
Summary: Camcorder design is very nice - fit and finish are good - and it feels good in your hands. Touch screen is clever, but difficult to use for some fundamental controls like exposure and white balance adjustments. Viewfinder and lcd is sharp.
Summary: This model is NOT backward compatible with old analogue Hi8 tapes. So, if you have some old footage from your old analogue camcorder that you want to dump into the computer, this is NOT the camera for you. I was told by the store that it would play them, but it doesn't.
Summary: This model is NOT backward compatible with old analogue Hi8 tapes. That feature is not available until the 460. I was told at the store that it does, but I was not able to make it happen, and the people at Sony confirmed that it does NOT play old tapes.
Summary: Prompt service good condition as described, Only drawback is that it plays only one brand cassettes. It does not playback sony brand.......don't know what is wrong. I have loads of sony pre-recorded memories.....the prime reason why I had to buy the older model of camcorder.
Summary: As For Overall Quality, I Am Satisfied With This Camera, However I Will Be Returning It Because, Not Only Did It Not Come With A Remote Control, When I Inquired Further I Was Informed That The Camera Does Not Even Have An Input Jack Where A Wired Remote Can Be Used, Nor Does It Have The Infrared...
Excerpt: Die Sony TRV-22 zeichnet sich durch ihre kompakte Bauweise sowie eine gute Bildqualität im Dunkeln aus. Im Vergleich zur TRV-238, die ich vorher hatte, hat es hier eine starke Verbesserung gegeben.