Summary: Hey,, love the trv8 and its video capabilities, Still learning to use and trying to figure out how to get Still images on pc besides in avi format. Anyone know how or what software works best?
Summary: I feel compelled to comment on the Canon vs Sonycomparison. I've used both and find the TRV8's picture as good orbetter than the Optura and Elura. The audio for the Canon models was horrible, the Sony is good, not perfect. As far as value, the Sony gets the nod. I love the size--the light weight will make you use the camera all the time. The only drawback is that some of the controls are a little too small for my large hands.
Summary: Sony outdid themselves with this camera. It has all the digital effects you need in a cam corder with the ability to take still shots at a touch of the button. The dv tape is small and easy to carry around. It holds both the digital pictures and the video on the same film. This makes it easy to record in both modes when at an affair. The result is a video record with 5 second sound bites when still shots are used.