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: 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. The night shot is better then I expected. Even though the Camera has been replaced the price you can by these for used is well worth it.
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. The built in picture stabiliazion works very well, even when taking video in a moving boat or just walking around. When coupled with a longer life battery, (I bought an 8-hour infoLithium) I was really able to burn through some tapes.
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. Needless to say that in the few days since our purchase of this model, I am utterly amazed at the wonderful capabilites this camcorder has.
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. Grab it while you can-wonderful quality all the way, and quite a value as well!
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. Pictures online do not do this camcorder justice. Be sure to buy a Hi8 tape too as it doesn't come with one. Again, I recommend this over some of the cheaper products. A+ rating!!!!!