Summary: Having owned the exact handycam and using it for many years, it finally quit working. I decided to check ebay for one, and knowing the original price, I decided to place a bid. After placing a second bid, I got it at a very low price.
If you're ok with it's quirks, this will serve well for <= $100 used.
6 July 2011
Summary: I originally bought this for the purpose of digitizing old Video8 and Hi8 tapes. I have not done a complete comparison to see if there is a difference in picture quality from using an analogue capture card with a beat up camera and this unit.
Summary: I like the shape, color, size, ability, performance of the machine. The technology it brings. The color it has. The dynamics it has.The sound it has. The general persperctive on the machine. Overall i felt satisfied with the product.Especially the name brand it holds.
Summary: This camera works just fine; and despite having a few too many bells and whistles for my taste, the picture is as good as my trusty eight year old Sony camcorder that died last summer. BUT!!!... Be aware that the USB streaming capability that is touted as a selling point is absolutely useless.
Summary: I wanted to give this camera Five Stars because it is splendid, but there are hidden costs associated with this camera that I was dissapointed to find out about, so it is only getting 4 stars. Read on to learn more. The camera itself is fine.
Summary: From first impressions....this is a great camera.It is rich in features and well priced for the consumer market, particularly for those folks with a lot of old 8mm tapes that you haven't yet converted to VHS or digital.
Excerpt: Wanting to start to study filmmaking as a hobby, I was deperately looking for a digital camera that would not cost me an arm and a leg. Two months I have been looking. This camera actually came as a big surprise!
Summary: J'ai acheté ce camescope car il était livré avec la carte d'acquisition PC et je dois dire que je n'ai pas été déçu par ses prestations. Par contre, il faut bien préciser que la fonction photo sur memory stick n'est pas disponible sur ce modèle(à partir du TRV340).D'autre part, la notice d'emploi...