Summary: I had several Digital8 tapes from years ago that I wanted to upload to my computer. I was able to get that done with this camcorder. However, my previous Sony Handycam also allowed me to view Hi8 tapes as well. This camcorder does not allow you to do that.
Summary: The motor inside the camcorder makes a little noise when the you turn the camcorder on. I also have a sony trv138 camcorder the only difference is that one is digital and the other is not. The trv138 motor does not make any noise. Other than that I am very pleased with the camcorder.
Summary: This used Sony Handycam was listed as "near new" condition. When I received it there were several major things wrong with it. The picture was broken up horizontally six ways so you couldn't get coherent picture. The audio sound was chopped up you couldn't understand what was being said.