Summary: I recently purchased this to replace my old Canon Hi8 camcorder. I've been always the fan of Canon camcorder but this is very solid and high quality camcorder. I have lots of old 8mm & Hi8 tapes and this is a great camcorder to transfer them to DVD or upload to PC (since this camcorder is Digital8). Being able to digitally transfer your old 8mm & Hi8 tape to PC is a great function to have. This also has amazing Zoom and very good video quality.
Summary: Sony has a tendency to change model numbers about every 6 months. I bought my first TRV 120 about 5 years ago and use it extensively. It is an integral part of my edting suite and when I do a 2 camera "shoot" I would like to have both camcorders of the same model to reduce variations in color, brightness, etc. when switching between camcorders.
Reliable Digital Camcorder had Good Features for the Price
Ayrton S. "F1", Amazon
3 July 2006
Summary: We got this camcorder back in 2000 and it is still serving us reliably. This has captured hundreds of hours worth of tape over the past 6 and a half years and it is still going strong. The digital 8 format has proven to be very useful because you could use regular 8mm tapes on it. There have been occassions when we were in foreign places that didn't have miniDV tapes, but did have 8mm or Hi-8 tapes for sale.
Summary: I got one of these used a few years ago after doing some research into the features and reputations of similar cameras. I've had no problems with it. Video quality is excellent, and it works seamlessly with iMovie, which I use for editing. I disabled the digital zoom (which degrades the picture quality); 25X optical zoom is already impressive, especially with the SteadyShot camera-shake compensation.
Summary: Hi! I prefer in spanish. Compre la camcorder hace 2 años y ha sido la mejor inversion. Su calidad es tan comparable con la Xl1 s de canon que es profesional, que la gente no sabe cual de las dos fue la que use. Mi hijo que estudia cine en Venezuela la usa para sus ejercicios y claro el le saca provecho a todas las funcionas. Solo tengo una critica, costo mas barato cuando la compre en Marzo de 2000.
Summary: I just recently purchased this video camera after deciding to upgrade from an old Hitachi 8 mm analog camcorder and I am really very pleased with this decision! This particular model is no longer being manufactured by Sony but Sony has a full line of parts and accessories for it and you can find some really excellent deals for a new or refurbished model if you do a little bit of web searching.