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.