Great Camcorder not need to be updated to make a quality recordings.
10 May 2014
Summary: It works great, I just bought it thinking of watching over old mini DV family recordings. So far I've such great experience using it, that it comes to use it to record family memories again. Better video recording and zoom than HDR Videocamera that I used to record. Sony has always been a well known quality brand for sure!
Summary: we had basically this same camera for many years and wanted to replace it after it died. we have 3yrs of sports left and wanted all videos on the same format. great condition, works fine, even included a nice case as well.
Summary: I first discovered this camera after borrowing it from a friend. The more I use it, the more I love it! I have a small video production business and have since acquired 3 of these cameras. It allows me to have multiple camera angles for different events. It's lightweight, very easy to use, and the quality is fantastic! Out of all of the MiniDV camcorders I've used, this model is by far the best!
Summary: I bought this camera 10 years ago and it still running strong. Never had an issue with it except when it got wet on a rafting trip, but amazingly it sorted itself out. I only recently bought a HD camera as I was waiting for the past few years for the TRV33 to die, but it never did. The video quality was great on SD sets, but its showing its age on HD. Thought I would provide my comments for anyone considering this vintage camera for purchase.
Summary: I like this camcorder very much because it is light weight does a great job and you can make video's for up to an hour long or more depending on the size of the memory stick. I have seen and used many camcorders and this one is by far one of my favorites. Most people don't put a video on YouTube that is more than 20 minutes long and this camcorder will do that.
Summary: I purchased the DCR - TRV33 to replace my DCR - TRV33 that had broke down. I was already familiar with it and knew that I liked this model. The shipping was just great, I received the unit in less than 24 hours. This replacement from gazelle worked properly on my recent vacation to Colorado. I filmed 4 hours of video and took over 200 digital photos.
Summary: I have had several Camcorders and the DCR-TRV33 is the best in my opinion of any Camcorder selling for less than $900.00 The Camcorder has everything you can use the USB cable to put your video on the computer. You can use the memory stick and put a video of at least an hour on the computer,longer if you have a larger size memory stick, you can send the video to a DVD Recorder or put it directly to a VCR or T.V..
Summary: This is my second DCR-TRV33. I am a semi-professional videographer. The first was purchased 5 1/2 years ago from Best Buy for $900 with extra batts and a four year warranty. I have brought it to India, Greece and all over the USA. Initially, I was going to buy a Canon, but the Zeiss lens won me over. I bought the second one because I damaged the LCD display of my original. The camera has been reliable and the images good for a one chip camera.
Summary: Bought this camcorder to replace the same model I have had v=for several years which was stolen. Mini DV tape is still the most flexible and best-supported medium in video editing and movie making software. This camera's image stabilization works very well, the lens has great optical range, and the camera will allow you to convert analog VHS tapes to digital formats by playing them through the camera to a PC.