Summary: I received everything in the condition in which it was promised. The delivery time was also well within the stated delivery time. I have previously owned this product and wanted to replace the damaged device. I was able to locate the exact device I previously owned and at a very reasonable price. I would order from this vendor again.
Summary: I wanted a camera with Firewire (to feed directly to computer) and the new HD models don't go there. This is a great camera. It works smoothly. I do wish the tape didn't load from the bottom, which makes me detach it from the tripod each time. The only other little negative is the size of the flip=out display, which could be bigger. It does work great, including the touch screen controls. This is very easy to use and Sony is one of the top names in the industry.
Summary: This is a nice camera for the price, does it all! The bottom loading of the tape is not too big of a deal. It would be the only thing that I would change. The picture quality from a long distance is great. The camera is not campatible with Windows 7 though, so you will have to have a video capture card or else send video to a DVR recorder to transfer the tape to DVR. Great price for the features you get!
Summary: I bought this because it had the highest "overall" score I could find for point and shoot camcorders from a quite thorough camcorder review website. It's the only camcorder I've used. I've shot about an hour of video, had the tape copied to a DVD, and watched it. I'm very happy with it. The easy handling of the camera and the sound on the video are impressive.
Summary: This is my 3rd TRV70. I bought my first because of the features: nice big lens, great in low light, works great with my Sony Movie Studio and my Sony Direct DVD burner, and my Sony Vaio desktop. 2 1/2 years ago, I started to my professional photography career and not too long, started providing video services as well. I had to buy a 2nd of the same brand to guarantee consistency.
Summary: Buy another camcorder! This one will be a waste of your time and money. On paper this camcorder is great. However, not only is it overpriced and full of extraneous features. It is also difficult to use, has a poorly written manual and horrible support. I tried the SONY product support line at 888-449-7669 twice, but got little help. Additionally, writing to the memory stick produces poor quality images, and there is no built in video light.
Summary: Well it started out good... It was nice having high-quality Mini DV recordings, the wireless connectivity, firewire to my computer, and all the other bells and whistles. BUT... after having this Sony for a couple years, and the warranty is out, I am stuck with a dog! It worked fine until right before the warranty ran out. While it was still under warranty, it went in for repairs due to audio cutting out, and all they did was clean it.
Summary: The Best Camcorder i have ever had by far. Bluetooth is the coolest thing, and the picture quality is supurb. I would reccomend this to anybody who wants a high quality camera. Yes, you spend a few extra dollars, but in the long run it is worth it.
Summary: What a camera indeed. I just got it three days ago and after reading the manual I see there will be a lot of learning ahead for me. There are so many features this camera has I know I will not use most of them. The video is sharp and the photos are better then expected (acceptable but I will still use my digital camera when needed or preferred). The supplied 8 MB memory stick is only worth a tease, you will have to get at least a 128 MB or greater!
Summary: I am technically competent, but a novice at video photography. Therefore, I spent weeks reviewing a a number of various cameras. I ultimately decided on the TRV 80 because of: the HAD technology, the 3 1/2 touch screen, the digital still, the still pop-up flash, along with the features rich capabilities of this camera. I have used it for about a week and have found it to be very easy to use. The controls are intuitive and the manual has been very easy to navigate.