Summary: I find myself using the DCR-TRV900 as a digital camera almost as a matter of course. I purchased the Sony 64Mb memory card (you need to also buy the PCMCIA attachment that it fits in) and taking pictures is a veritable joy.
Summary: I find it helpful to read the reviews of consumers that have already bought the product. But click on the review from Wayne C4 listed here where it says "Wayne C4 (see more about me)" and he has reviewed 40 + items with many of them using the same words in the review or with only a few words...
Summary: Experience shows that when Sony introduces a first new product in its class, they make a killer product to strenghten their image. This camcorder is one of them (the others are their first SACD, first DVD player, first walkman, first digital walkman, first trinitron TV, etc...
Summary: Stuck looking for that PERFECT camera? Look no further. If this camera is in your price range, this is the one. Excellent broadcast picture quality, loads of features that can be used if you desire the manual settings, tons of add-ons available.
Summary: I bought this camera about two weeks before leaving for a vacation in Europe. I wanted to take digital photos (my husband, who did not accompany me, wanted the high-quality video and didn't want two cameras). It is so easy to use you hardly need the manual.
Summary: I used to be a professional photographer, TV news videographer and news producer, so I was weaned on high quality broadcast quality TV pictures from expensive pro equipment. They are sharp, with excellent color and low noise. Consumer camcorders, even digital ones, left me cold.
Summary: I decided to get this camcorder for the better picture (3CCD) and slew of excellent features versus some cheaper models. I have not had reason to regret my choice! I do action photography and have actually been able to capture some stills off it that are quite impressive.
Summary: I wrote a review after I had decided to purchase the DCR-TRV900 (see "Great for a Mac DV user"). Since then, I've had a few e-mails asking how it works in practice. I have no trouble capturing video from my TRV900 to my Apple PowerBook G3 "Bronze.
Summary: Having searched the market for a DV that is light, full of features, video and still capture, down-loadable, easy to pack ... I could go on and on ... but these were important features for me.
Summary: You want it - you got it. Excellent picture quality; Sony steady-shot that really works; still-image capture to tape (or extra adapter card+memory stick a must!); bright LCD display; variable audio feedback; IEEE firewire, controls that are easy to reach and are learned-responses for those familiar...