Summary: This is a great camcorder for an older model. It is intuitively easy to use and has a really good quality sound recorder that can handle a wide range of sound levels. I've been very pleased with its' performance.
Summary: I bought the Sony Handycam TRV525 to convert older analog 8mm video to digital. I also bought it to record my grandson's college soccer games. I have been perfectly satisfied with this product. It has performed every function I have expected of it, with great results.
Summary: I love the way the videotape is insert you don't have to take the camcorder out of the tripod like the regular D8 camera when you change tapes. The rest image VCR mode are good as the usual Sony products
Summary: This camera has everything I needed to load my Digital 8 movies into my new Macintosh computer. The battery life is not great. I believe there are bigger batterys available. I still need to purchase a new memory stick for it for photos.
Summary: The Camera meets or exceeds everything I wish to use it for. It is a little bulky but the system itself works just fine. I installed a 1GB Memory card(Must use Sony card because I had heard rumors about formatting problems) and it is very easy to operate and gives great photo's.
Summary: I bought a TRV-525 in May '01 for a trip to Italy and I have had nothing but good success with this camera. The video output is of an excellent quality, in all sorts of light levels and situations.
Summary: My wife and I spent over an hour studying various digital camcorders at a local retail outlet and were very reluctant about moving into the realm of digital video, especially since neither one of us had even owned a VHS camcorder and both knew very little about modern digital technology.
Summary: Great product all the way-I bought one of these at the same time Sony announced the new line, and I noticed that none of the new ones have a color viewfinder available. (At least at this price level!) If you want both a Sony, as well as a color viewfinder, this is the way to go.
Summary: Simply amazing. The shear quality of this product is unbelievable. Sony doesn't comment much on the night vision included with the camera. Well let me be the first to say: WOW! Awesome. Most likely the best quality I've ever seen in ANY device equipped with night vision.