Summary: Pros: Picture quality, Hi8 Playback Capability, Price Cons: Zoom Control, Image Stabilization, Bottom cassette loading, Handling Comfort, 15x Zoom While holding out for the cost to come down on DVD camcorders and needing a new camcorder that would play my existing Hi-8s, I went with the backwardly compatable Digital8. The TRV740 appeared to be a solid choice with it's many features and great output quality.
Summary: TRV740 claims to have meagpixel. However, it sure is not showing it in digit still. I was looking for a unit which can double up as digit still camera. All I can say is TRV740 disappointed me in that department. Also weak is in the manual. I think it expect people who own trv740 is also a computer expert. As I follow the instructions to install USB device driver, I end up spending a solid hour on guessing exactly what went wrong or did I miss any step.