Summary: It's ok. The memory stick function is actually useless and I find myself using the same old methods of connecting the camera to my Pinnacle Dazzle USB video adapter to transfer from the hi-8 tape to the computer. The memory stick option is so useless they shouldnt have included it, it records video at about 10fps and a resolution of i'd estimate 200 x 200. And it only records for 15 seconds at a time. I'm not sure if getting a newer memory stick fixes this.
Summary: I purchased this camera because I already own one just like it but it needed repairs. Since the camera is about 10 years old there are not parts available anymore. I use this camera to film underwater video so the camera must go into a underwater housing. Putting a newer camera into the old housing was not an option so now I have a 10 year old camera that looks and performs like brand new and it will fit into the housing just fine.
Summary: This is a good, fairly-average camera. It was worth my money because I had old tapes that I needed to convert to MPEG files; however, there are obviously newer, smaller, lighter, and faster digital cameras.
Got what I expected and faster than expected...very pleased!
David A. Lazor, Amazon
23 October 2013
Summary: Very pleased. Exactly as advertised. Shipped quickly. I would definitely recommend this product. My original camcorder stopped functioning so my family could no longer watch home movies!....Amazon you are a life saver!
I am truly disappointed with this product as it does not work as advertised
10 March 2013
Summary: This camcorder was purchased to transfer my old 8mm tapes to my computer and DVD. The product worked initially then within a couple of days it started giving problems with playback. It only works intermittently. Sometimes a tape works right away and at other times, there is just a blank screen. This unit was advertised as working properly so I would expect it to keep working at least for more than one month.
working great after much frustration with USB driver, use i-link cable
7 September 2012
Summary: Using this device for 8mm conversion, after many attempts to utilize USB firewire connection, finally realized that this device will not work with windows 7, because USB driver is non functioning with windows 7. Tried using XP mode in windows 7 virtual mode, nada..Then after much research found solution by using i-link cable. I happen to have installed in my PC a card reader with many inputs, one of which worked for the ilink cable...
Summary: The TRV series is a great camera system. It is very easy to use. one of my favourite feature allows me to shoot video and still pictures at the same time without stopping to change format. While the camera is running in video mode I just clik the photo button to preserve any moment that I want to sentd to the Memory Stick. This happens seamlessly without any camera adjustments. In effect become both photographer and videographer. I only need one piece of equipment.