Summary: The camera was and still is a high end camera. The actions are crisp, zoo is smooth, viewfinder screen is clear. One of the outstanding features is the ability to take 0 lux pictures. Experts tell me that the night capabilities exceed Sony's current technology.
Summary: Here are the reasons why I bought this video camera. Its a Sony,its built well, I am familiar with this type of camera and its easy to work with.I like the fact that it has a microphone jack,This is great if another mic is needed. I also that it has zero lux,which is better for lower light settings.To finish up this camera has really good picture quality and you can get alot of use out of this camera.
Summary: BOUGHT THIS NEW IN 2000 FOR $1600. I GOT IT WET IN 2006 IN THE OCEAN. NOW I FINALLY FOUND IT ON EBAY FOR $180. ITS THE BEST MINI DV CAMERA OUT THERE. GREAT LENSES FOR CLEAR CRISP PICTUR QUALITY. VIBRATION REDUCTION IS AWESOME AND THE BIG COLOR SCREEN. O LUX FEATURE IS FANTASTIC.
Summary: I chose this video camera because I already own one that I enjoy. It is starting to show signs of wear because I use it so much. I looked at newer models in retail stores, but none of the newer models that I could afford had all of the same features. I chose to purchase a gently used one, as backup, for the time when mine totally fails.
Summary: This is my second TRV20. The first was lost or stolen. I needed to transfer tapes to DVD's so I bought another. This little DCR Handycam is beautiful and comes with easy directions, though it may take some time to utilize all of them. The first one I had took beautiful stills or videos and we loved it.
Summary: I can't figure out why no one has not reviewed this great little camcorder/digital still camera up until now. This was Sony's first mega pixel consumer camcorder on the market. In 2000 they made three models with this chassis, the TRV6, TRV11 and this TRV20 which was Sony's high end single chip consumer camcorder that year.
Excerpt: "This opinion is registered as an early impression - I have not yet used (or indeed mastered) the many facilities provided on this camera. However, what I have seen and used so far is impressive. On basic facilities, firstly: - the camera is incredibly compact considering the feature specification - the LCD screen (approx 3.5" diagonal) is easily viewable under most lighting conditions - the viewfinder is also clear, can be "telescoped" as well ...
Pros: Compact, extensive feature list, including DV - in, high resolution video and stills, high - res viewfinder & LCD screen, fast / smooth response on mechanical componentse on mec
Cons: Power switch is slightly awkward for one - handed use; underside tape loading inconvenient for tripod users
Excerpt: "...MegaPixel PC-100 DV camcorder from Sony with it's 'upright' design then also consider the TRV-20E. They are in fact the 'same camera' - the TRV20E has extra digital editing features and the only real difference is the TRV20E's more traditional camcorder design. I found that you need to have tiny hands to get a proper grip on the PC-100. Also, the camera has the ability to record analogue and digital signals in. This means you can use the wire (included) ...
Pros: Can record Analog & Digitial in also plays NTSC DV
Excerpt: Tutto un altro mondo dalle analogiche. Questo gioiello della tecnologia è passato nelle mie mani nel tardo 2000 ma devo dire che confrontando le videocamere di oggi (ovviamente le non HD e non quelle superiori a 2 Mpx) regna ancora indiscussa. ESTET ...
Pros: Ottima qualità Audio/Video, grande schermo LCD
Cons: Posizionamento infelice della porta IR, batterie troppo grandi (a volerne trovare due)
Summary: Rappelons tout de suite que le TRV20 fait partie de l'ancienne gamme et a été remplacé par Sony, par le TRV30... Je le comprarerai donc à ceux de l'ancienne gamme sony avant de l'évaluer face au TRV30... Le TRV20 est le meilleur mono CCD grand public de Sony au format mini DV, la qualité du capteur en plein jour est excellente, et il montre aussi de bons résultats avec une lumière artificielle conséquente et bien répartie, ses quelques lacunes réside dans ce bruit...