Excerpt: The Sony DCR-TRV270 is what i would call a somewhat sub-par camera, it costs more than other cameras in it’s field and it (at least from my perspective) offers much less. First off it’s only got 0.5mp rather than the more frequently used 0.8mp sensor, it still uses Digital8 tapes …
Summary: I regularly visit the narrow-gauge steam-operated railways in what was East Germany and having taken more than enough still photos decided I would try my hand at video, something about which I knew almost nothing.
Excerpt: As my first husband decided to remove a large amount of the electrical items from our home during our divorce six years ago, I found myself with absolutely nothing, particularly as they had all been taken without my agreement!
Excerpt: It's camera with good filming qualities (good image quality - night or day ) and a reasonable zoom. I enjoy its Easy feature, I think it's safer for the more distracted camera operator and it also simplifies the use.
Pros: Easy to use feature, Night vision
Cons: Too heavy, the transport strap is not practical, tape recording
Excerpt: The Sony Handycam DCR TRV270, a Digital8 model (a combination of the Hi8 analogue tape and the digital codec), achieves a perfect balance between high quality and affordability. Not only is this superb video-camera highly functional, boasting an impressive array of different features, its sleek and...
Pros: Great audio and visual quality, affordable, lots of features, brilliant zoom
Excerpt: Cassette will not load and constantly warns that cassette must be reloaded. Also black lines appeared on playback. As it costs as much to repair as camera cost and camera only 18 months old i was not too happy.
Summary: sony have done it again, this is a high quality camcorder at a very affordable price, i found it very easy to use i would almost say fool proof, its not as compact as the dv's but is well made and does have that air of quality about it, lets face it its a cheap camcorder and therefore has to cover...
go anywhere else, but for the price this is excellent
robert riches, Amazon
3 April 2006
Summary: THIS CAMCOERDER IS GREAT FOR THE PRICE AND FOR ITS CONTENTS, FIRST OF ALL U CAN LINK IT TO YOUR PC AND EDIT IMAGES BUT U CAN ALSO USE DIGITAL 8 TAPES, I KNOW THERE NOT AS GOOD AS MINI DV OR AN ACTUAL DVD DISC BUT FOR THE PRICE YOU CANT GRUMBLE OVER IT.