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2.9 out of 10

Sony DCR-TRV900

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This is a dream of a camera

Amazon
23 March 2009
  • 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. I was thrilled to have the video so I could narrate the tour through my very strange hotel in Brighton, and capture the crowd's frenzy during the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace.
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Overall 10
10

Get this camcorder if you want to edit your video!

Wayne Chung "c4victor", Amazon
23 March 2009
  • Summary: This really is a hot camcorder. Combine it with a PC and some editing software from a company like Digital Origin, and you can really create some fabulous videos. One feature that is not to be underestimated: analog video input. This lets you transfer your old analog footage to DV and work entirely in this format, which simplifies things a ton.
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Overall 10
10

One of the Best Product Design - ever

Wayne Chung "c4victor", Amazon
23 March 2009
  • 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 with previous Sony cams. Specifically, we use this unit for green-screen compositing of people, environments, and virtual products.
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Overall 10
10

SONY TRV900 WOW!

Frank B. McLaughlin, Amazon
23 March 2009
  • Summary: Having a background in commercial television I did not believe that production on that level is possible at this price level. You will be amazed at the quality. I recommend the memory stick for still pictures and you will need the floppy adapter for the computer. Your stills will be outstanding. Couple all this with fire wire capture and a good editing program (Adobe 5.1c) and your finished product will be excellent. The money to step up to this is well spent.
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Overall 10
10

DV Prosumer delight

VPP, Amazon
23 March 2009
  • Summary: I chose the DCR-TRV900 after extensive market research and have not been disappointed. Power supply isn't a problem anymore using the FP-950 battery as I can use it all day on photo/video shoots. The large LCD display is excellent for both recording and playback, even outdoors. However, it is sometimes inconvenient to have to open the LCD panel to access the Menu button.
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Overall 10
10

A Pro Camcorder in Consumer Clothing

David Garth, Amazon
23 March 2009
  • 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. They just didn't cut it compared to the pro gear I had used. That is, until I saw the Sony TRV900. This baby is really a sleeper.
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Overall 10
10

Best Consumer Digital Camcorder on the market

Mary Jo Sminkey "15 years of Amazon Reviews!", Amazon
23 March 2009
  • Summary: The TRV-900 is, by far, the best camcorder you can buy short of a professional model. The picture quality blows away the competition (must be those 3 CCD's). In most cases, you won't be able to tell the difference between the TRV 900 and professional cameras costing several times its price.
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Overall 10
10

You can't go wrong with this one!

Mary Jo Sminkey "15 years of Amazon Reviews!", Amazon
23 March 2009
  • 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. Nowhere near as colorful and crisp as my Canon SLR can give me, but quite useable. And without the cost and time of having to take a slew of photos, develop them, print them and scan them in.
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Overall 10
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Very Impressed

Jacob Hugart, Amazon
23 March 2009
  • Summary: I've been using my 900 now for 9 months and I am very pleased with the quality of picture and manual controls. I previously only rented cameras and only used the Canon XL-1 and Sony VX1000 previously of which got me very interested in digital camcorders. At first I had doubts about the 900 as it looks so much smaller and cheaper when compared to the XL-1 or VX1000. It just didn't give that professional look (You have to admit the XL-1 is pretty cool looking).
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I like it even better now that I own one

Jacob Hugart, Amazon
23 March 2009
  • 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." What I thought I expected was the size of DV video clips -- 16GB (yes, gigabytes) for one hour of video with sound. I ordered a 37GB drive, and now have an additional 75GB drive on backorder.
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