Summary: Had a pile of Digital8 tapes in my closet for years. This promptly delivered item brought back so many lost memories. I wouldn't use it for a camcorder today as modern phones are higher quality, but if you need to go back in time. This baby does it.
Summary: I bought the big brother, the 510, but not at Amazon. This camera is TOO COOL! Lots of features. The 510 has a serial output for your computer if it doesn't have fire wire. Bigger 4 inch screen and color viewfinder. Uses cheaper 8mm and hi-8 tapes; I can't tell the difference.
Great camcorder -- but the TRV-510 is a better choice
Neal A. Parish, Amazon
23 March 2009
Summary: This camcorder is highly capable. The quality of the pictures/zoom and the features are outstanding. However, instead of buying this camcorder, I purchased the similar TRV-510. The TRV-510 has a color viewfinder rather than the B&W that comes with the TRV-310.
Summary: Well, I had read all the reviews of this model on Amazon and based my purchasing decision partly on this information. I expected picture quality from the 310 to be at least as good as my old PAL Sony 8mm.
Excellent product after 4 years - only a few small gripes
22 December 2004
Summary: I have had this camcorder for 4 years and I am still happy with the purchase. For myself being a big guy, I was never comfortable with the tiny MiniDV camcorders out there, and the size of the Digital8 camcorders is a nice fit in my hands, without being too large and heavy for my wife to use...
Summary: The Sony DCR TRV310 works _very_ well as a Windows XP camcorder. Windows XP Professional include Windows Movie Maker. This el-cheapo free-bee isn't adequate. In 2002, Microsoft released a free upgrade: Windows Movie Maker 2. Version 2 ROCKS.