Better than others, but needs accessories to be great
Amazon Customer, Amazon
6 March 2006
Summary: I did a lot of research before purchasing this camera a year ago. But I've used it A LOT since then and figured I would write a review. I did comparison tests with this camera vs. Sony's other lower end camcorders. The color and resolution on this one if FAR superior and worth the extra money.
Summary: Spend a lot, get a lot more. Although it was a tough choice to spend the money when I purchased my TRV70, I have no regrets. My camera is DA BEST!. After I figured out the Still Picture recording is best taken when not recording video simultaneously, I never looked back.
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.
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!
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.
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...
Summary: this is a power packed camcorder! pros: - other than the sony trv70, this is the only miniDV camcorder that has a 2 megapixel still camera built in. - miniDV media is widely supported. - nice big LCD screen: 3.5"!
Summary: Bought the TRV80 the first week it was released. I have nothing but praise for it so far. Have been involved in "home" video since the late 1980's when the camera and recorder were separate units and weight was around 16 pounds total. The TRV80's 2.1 megapixel imager is supurb.
Summary: I have had this Camera for over a year now and found it to be reliable and its pictures of high quality. The Steady shot is rock solid and only jitters when you attempt >20 Zoom. The 120 zoom is grainy so I hardly use it. The memory stick for mpeg and still photos is very handy.