Summary: I love this camera, because I use it for paranormal research. The only thing I don't like is that you can't do camera -to-PC transfer of files if you have Windows 7, you have to purchase the extra DV chord. The night-vision on the camera is great though.
Summary: Purchased this camera to transfer my old 8mm tapes to DVD, and it does that just fine. Wish it had a remote to operate in player mode like my old (now missing) Sony camcorder, but I knew that when I bought it. Haven't even tried to use the camera or features yet, so I can't comment on them.
Summary: This has proven easy to use, and it does a great job of capturing memories, including sound, and even does a good job in low light conditions. I bought an extended battery and recommend doing so with this or any other recorder. However, as others indicated, this unit doesn't seem greedy for power.
a great mini camcorder for it's time and still good
9 August 2010
Summary: Sony's 2003 DCR-TRV22 miniDV (NTSC model) Handycam camcorder is obviously not a new camcorder, and does not produce HD quality video but among SD camcorders of it's time arguably one of the better ones for the amateur filmmaker. And I say this because there are many things to like about it.
Summary: I have a DCRTRV280 camera that I had some trouble with, so I wanted to replace it with a refurbished model. The 260 is the immediate predecessor of the 280. The units are very similar in all ways but two.
Summary: This camcorder is a great deal for the price. It has excellent night shot capabilities as well as a built in light that works great outdoors. It's lightweight and fits nicely in the palm of your hand. Great buy!
Summary: well let me start off by saying i am not a family guy, i bought this camera purely for college, meaning alot of night shots, alot of abuse and other things related to college...of course being in college price was a big deal since i am always broke.
Summary: First, the good stuff. Some people feel like the touchscreen lcd viewfinder is nothing more than a gimmick. Not me. With all menu buttons illuminated on the lcd screen you never have to worry about finding the right button in low light situations.