Summary: This is a great camera and they've packed a lot into this tiny unit, but for Mac users, beware: the PictureLite software that comes with the camera is for Windows users only. Be prepared to plunk down another $60+ for an adaptor in order to access jpgs on the Sony memory stick in the camera.
Summary: I bought the Sony DCR-TRV11 specifically for an African Safari, and am extremely pleased with the performance. I filmed through drenching rain, low-light conditions, over horribly bouncy roads, and the results are amazing.
Summary: i bought this camera by mistake around 3 years ago, in NY city for 1300$ plus aditional battery, lents, etc.... While the first year, the camera show and exeptional preformance, latter i had some few problems, it all started with the Cassette Jaming and latter on the camera wont record due to some...
Sony DCR-TRV11 Digital MiniDV Camcorder With Memory Stick
Amazon Customer, Amazon
23 March 2009
Summary: The Sony DCR-TRV11 is Sony's least expensive MiniDV camcorder. There are cheaper Digital 8 camcorders, but MiniDV allows you to hold more video and is more compact (although MiniDV tapes are somewhat more expensive).
Summary: I really enjoy this camera. I recently had a new addition to the family and find myself using this camera quite often. I like how the battery gives an exact reading on minutes left. I considered a couple cheaper cameras but I can easily say that the extra money was well worth it.
Summary: I just recently bought this camera and I think so far it's great. The quality of video is excellent, and the special effects are cool. I do wish though that it would have come with an i-link cable or an s-video cable. Also it doesn't come with a flash. I highly recommend this camcorder.
Summary: I have never had my own camcorder before, so I spent days looking at all makes and models trying to learn as much as I could. I even read several reviews here and after having held each one, trying out the features and driving salesmen crazy I finally got the Sony DCR-TRV11.
Summary: This is a very good mid-entry Camcorder with the more than the standard features. This extremely compact unit nails the basic necessities (LCD screen, LCD swivel, steady-shot, 2-nightshots, and excellent output options - IEEE, S-video, RCA).
A compact camcorder that provides excellent video recordings
Ramesh Nayak, Amazon
23 March 2009
Summary: I was looking for a camcorder that would provide me with excellent video recordings and the ability to transfer the recordings to the PC for editing and then sharing them with my friends and relatives. The Sony TRV11 has an excellent imager and the Carl Zeiss Lens is the best available.