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: Overall, it is a fine camera for it's age. It is small, and has all sorts of connections hidden from veiw under little 'doors' and such. I had to pull out the manual to find out where to plug up the power cord <sigh>. Camera will be used on tripod to keep it steady, and look forward to sending signal direct to computer instead of taping it. Also may save recordings on the memory card too and then transfer them from that.
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. And Sony also agreed that it does not. That feature is not available until the 460. <br /> <br /> I can't comment on the record side of this camera, because I never even tested that.
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. So, if you need to be able to play them, you'll have to spend the extra $50 and buy the 460.
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. On the minus side: (1) The TRV 260 lacks the ability to make digital copies of VHS videotapes that the TRV 240 had. That is, the A/V jack is only "out," not "in/out.
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 Components Necessary For It To Be Compatible With A Wireless Remote. I Can Not Accept Not Having A Remote, So I Will Be Returning The Item.
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. - miniDV media is widely supported. - ability to take vga resolution pics to memory stick. - ability to record mpeg videos to memory stick (choppy). - analog-to-digital conversion with pass-through.
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. Video quality is good - indoors and out, sharp with good color. Indoor with low light is not bad - no video noise apparent. I very much wanted to keep this camcorder, just for the size.
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. Die Farbwiedergabe ist recht gut; was früher zu viel an rot war, fehlt heute jedoch (unser leicht violettes Nachbarhaus ist jetzt grau). Manueller Fokus im Sonnenlicht über den Touchscreen - ein Alptraum. Mit einem Fokusring wäre die Kamera um eine Klasse besser.