Summary: I purchased this for paranormal research. I went with this mini DV because of the size and shoe mount. If your going to be shooting at night the shoe makes mounting your IR lamps easy, and they do not stick out as far as when they are on a boom. For a backup camera when investigating, this camera is just what we needed.
Summary: The Sony TRV19 is a great camera. I bought one new 7 years ago when my daughter was born. It still works great to this day even though its been used quite a bit each year. I started producing amateur highlight videos of a sport that I coach, and I found the the TRV19 to be such a great camera, I bought a lightly used one here on Ebay. The camera has a digital output right into my computer through what I believe is a "fire-wire".
Summary: The touch screen controls on the screen are outstanding and much better than the control panel of the older models. Ease of use and picture quality are the traits that insure that we always buy the Sony product. We've tried other brands before but they never seem to match the ease of use and quality of the Sony. It's just the right size to have something to hold on to but not too big to get in the way.
Summary: Amazingly this little cam does a LOT and the quality is very good too. I film our Sunday morning church services and it does a wonderful job. The bottom loading for the Tape is a bit of a pain. You have to take it off the tri-pod and remove the quick release plate just to change tapes. That feature was NOT well thought out but all in all it is a good camera. It seems to have problems rewinding at times. It may just be this unit mind you.
Summary: Excellent camera, used but very usable. It has a couple minor scratches, but should function many more years use with a little tlc. It is very small for a camcorder and I really don't have any complaints. My son has a trv17 that I like a lot. It made it easy for me to select this trv19, which I like so far even more. It was well priced, few bids, and several accessories. I am very satisfied.
Summary: Great little video camera. I bought three of these cameras for video taping my bowhunting trips. I have had one of they for 9 yrs already and bought two used one this yr. I like it's small size and quality.
Summary: I needed to replace a camera I dropped in the water. I have all the accessories and just needed the camera. This looked like the deal I was looking for. I have rec'd the camera and it operates as described. These are great camera's and they are hard to get. Usually the bidding goes up fast at the end of a auction so when a buy it now comes along, scoop it up.
Summary: I did my research on camcorders befroe buying and it paid off. Reading reviews on the DCR TRV19 helped me know just how perfect it was for me. I prefer Mini DV camcorders, and I dont want basic point and shoot camcorders that offer nothing, plus Sony really knows how to build them right to last long. Experimenting and making various recordings with this camcorder I am very impressed with it and very pleased with it.