Summary: I have looked here at Amazon.com often to purchase a new camera, and this is the camera. Have only had it a few days, but what great shots and video. When I read about it with Amazon's "Product Specs" it said some things that made me almost not buy it. The specs about titles is not correct.
Summary: Pros: Better than dvd quality video; still pictures are good. Video effects and usability of comera functions are good. Nightshot works well. Good construction, beautiful lcd, very compact. I did over six months research before purchasing this camera; nothing come close.
Sony DCR-TRV20 Digital MiniDV Camcorder With Memory Stick
Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 January 2002
Summary: The Sony DCR-TRV20 uses MiniDV format as opposed to the line of Sony's Digital 8 camcorders. MiniDV allows you to hold more video and on a more compact tapes. The camcorder weighs just 1lb 7oz and looks very nice.
Summary: I bought the DCR-TRV20 in January, and I have been very pleased with it. The image quality, features, battery life, size/weight, and zoom Zeiss optics are excellent. All around, a good choice ...and I'd buy one again.
Summary: I have a Sony TRV20 since about a year and have used it quite a lot. The quality of the video is really superb. The still images have a very good resolution for a video camera, permitting non pixellized printouts.
Summary: My husband bought me this camera for Christmas. It is one fantastic camera. I had to work out some bugs first. It can do just about anything. My memory is not great so I must keep reading the 155 page instruction booklet so I don't forget all the features. I am starting to remember them now.
Summary: All in all this camera has a very useful set of features for the amateur videographer and those who simply wish to record interesting experiences. It's got full DV capabilities, as well as a few built-in transitions that some may find useful.
Summary: I bought this to take on my honeymoon in Jordan. It weighs about the same as a SLR, but you can take single shots as well. The night vision feature is great. By attaching the camera to my computer via a firewire system, I can also capture still shots from the video mode and print them out.
Summary: I love this camcorder. I never owned one before, but I'm a photographer and a computer programmer. I wanted video. I got so much more. It's easy and completely excellent. I love the interaction between digitized analog (mini-DAT) and the memory stick and the PC cabling.
Summary: Fits in the palm of your hand. As small as practically possible without being annoying. The only other camcorder that comes close is the DCR-PC100, which feels very awkward in your hands. They both have the same CCD and the same High Quality Lens. If quality is your main concern...