Summary: Great camera,just as advertised.had the same one before and loved it.this was a great find to be able to replace it with a brand new one.If you can find this model or the sony dcr-trv820 with its built in printer and larger 4"screen go for it.the picture quaility is close to hi deff and is a very duable camera as these two models were sonys flagship cameras at that time.
Summary: You know, when I ordered this product from Amazon, I just couldn't wait to receive it. This camcorder was everything I ever wanted in a camcorder. The day I received it, I went to go use it right away not expecting what will happen. I'm so happy that I got this camcorder beside any other one. It was GREAT! And especially with amazon's low price, it reall made me more excited and proud to own such an awesome camcorder.
Summary: It is not perfect,but I have used it at least once a week for two and a half years now. The zoom is out of this world! I have taken photos as close as two feet and really far away and have gotten super clear shots. I have taken still, moving and portraits. I like it. My friends like it too. It has a lot of flexability for taking pictures.
Summary: I've had my TRV520 for a little over a year now and I'm very pleased with it. The quality of the video when transferred to VHS is very high. The camera is implicitly easy to use and handle. But to be honest there were one or two things that I found disappointing: The quality of the stills taken are not that great. Unless the light on the subject is very good I find that the images are quite grainy. Do not buy this camera for excellent digital photos. You won't get um.
Summary: I've owned camcorders before but never digital. Before I made my choice, I did a lot of research on the net. The Sony products always seemed to show up on the recommended lists. I have a friend who owns the DCR-TRV320 and decided to check it out. I was very impressed with the camera. The features of the 320 and the 520 are basically the same. I like the bigger LCD screen on the 520 though and went for that instead. I Nightshot feature is GREAT on these cameras.
Summary: DCR-TRV520. I bought this Digitial 8 camera (I am not a previous user/owner of any camcorder) about 4 weeks ago after much prognosticating over the miniDVD format in the Panasonic and Canon brands for a similar price (I would have gone for the Sony miniDVD but didn't want to pay the extra bucks).
Summary: When we bought this camcorder I was a little worried, since I never handled a camcorder before. I had no problems! It was so lightweight and easy to use. I love the display that tells you how much time is left on the battery. I would recommend this camcorder to everyone!