Sony Handycam DCR-TRV11 Camcorder - Silver

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  • I can't believe video this good comes for so little money

    Mar 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Tons of Fun! Great audio! Excellent video!
    Cons: for the price, none

    Summary: I've had the use of this camera for the past few days. Even though I am used to higher-end professional cameras, I have to say that this little unit is a pleasure to use. I believe it has been discontinued now, so you'll have to look for it used or on ... read more

  • A High Price to Pay for A Small Camcorder

    Nov 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, takes still pictures, it's miniDV, good video and sound quality.
    Cons: It is really expensive and has a short battery life.

    Summary: I don't actually own this camcorder. I was in need of one for a project, and borrowed this from a friend to use for two weeks. Over that time, I ended up using the TRV11 quite a bit, and found a lot of features on it that I almost couldn't have lived ... read more

  • Sony the one and only ?

    Oct 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent picture and sound quality. Integrated Firewire / 1394 interface.
    Cons: Still camera only 640 X 480.

    Summary: Have had the Sony TRV-11 for over 9 months and it has performed at or above expectations as far as what I bought it for. The camera is well built and easy to carry around. I have found that I will hang this camera on my neck for long ... read more

  • Simply very good

    Aug 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great movie picture. Lens is incredibly sharp.
    Cons: Fragile mechanism. LCD hard to see in bright light. Some features only accessed thru remote.

    Summary: This camera is a perfect choice for a amateur film maker-wannabe like myself. Picture quality is really good. No VHS/Hi8 glitches and banding effects on the screen. The tape loads fast and the controls are easily accessible. ... read more

  • Don't Throw Away Your Money

    May 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good video and sound quality, fairly steady footage
    Cons: very expensive, low resolution pics comparatively, battery life

    Summary: I hate to always be the bearer of bad news as it seems as though I am lately with many of my electronics reviews; however, I hate to see people throwing their money away on fairly decent products when there are very good products out there for similar ... read more

  • Get it while you can !!

    May 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light weight, great 3.5 LCD screen, cool night vision function, easy to handle zoom
    Cons: price, photo stills taken indoors not the best, user manual not great

    Summary: I just bought my Sony TVR11 a week ago and love it. I shopped around for months comparing models and brands (Canons & JVC) and functions etc and I do not regret my decision. This Sony had most useful functions than any of the others I looked at with ... read more

  • OPTION-ALL

    May 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very great quality picture.
    Cons: SO many features.

    Summary: You no longer need to carry both a camera and camcorder. The standard battery is fine. It charges fast and last for enough time. It comes with this Night Vision thing, I don't really need it, but it's fun! This camera is perfect for anybody. I bought ... read more

  • Great Purchase

    May 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, great features, decreasing price
    Cons: No video on the memory stick

    Summary: I recently purchased the camcorder for my upcoming baby and so far I am thrilled with the performance and features. The basic knock on this camera seems to be the price, but Circuit City and Best Buy have it listed at $999, which is three hundred off ... read more

  • Digital home movies for anyone - Sony DV rocks!

    Apr 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great video quality, good LCD, tons of features
    Cons: Digital camera is crappy

    Summary: It is easy to make digital home movies that look great with this digital camcorder. The TRV11 creates great looking video that is digital from start to finish. The colors are bright, the resolution is crisp, and the camera sports lots of features. A few ... read more

  • TRV11

    Apr 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great pictures, easy to use
    Cons: none

    Summary: I recently acquired this camcorder (my first one) prior to a long planned vacation. Naturally I did a lot of research prior to my purchase and I finally decided on TRV11. I am happy as a clam. Buying this camcorder was the best thing I did. ... read more

  • Camcorder with Alot to Offer

    Apr 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Robust feature, built in camera, better than average picture quality
    Cons: Picture quality not as good as the TRV20

    Summary: The TRV11 camcorder was the first camcorder I've bought in years. During the buying process I wondered whether I should get teh megapixel TRV20 or the 666K pixel TRV11. Ultimately, price was the deciding factor. The TRV11 ended up costing $300 ... read more

  • A Solid Buy

    Mar 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, Number of Features
    Cons: 640X480 Still Picture Size

    Summary: You can't really go wrong with this as a video camera. Unless you are looking for mega-pixel resolution with still photographs, there's little reason to look elsewhere. The Picture Quality is outstanding, battery life is adequate (I can ... read more

  • Worth every cent!!

    Feb 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, image quality is awsume!, easy to use, doubles as a still camera as well.
    Cons: None yet!!....

    Summary: I have spent A LOT of time looking at what is avalible on the market for DV cameras......and sony stood out the by far!. I have a friend who is a producer for a TV company so I took him when I went looking, long story short!, he bought one ... read more

  • Sony DCR-TRV11 Digital MiniDV Camcorder With Memory Stick

    Jan 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent picture and sound, features, nice looks, good battery
    Cons: 640x480 resolution for still pictures

    Summary: The Sony DCR-TRV11 is Sony’s least expensive MiniDV camcorder. There are cheaper Digital 8 camcorders, but MiniDV allows you to hold more video and is more compact (although MiniDV tapes are somewhat more expensive). ... read more

  • Make Me Smile

    Jan 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: picture, doubles as camera, size
    Cons: price

    Summary: I am very impressed with my new Sony DCR-TRV11 camcorder. Not only is this thing small, lightweight, and perfect for shooting your videos, it packs the punch of a professional digital camera as well! Recording digitally onto the tapes made by ... read more

  • sony drc-trv11

    Dec 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small; good picture quality
    Cons: no built-in light; don't use many of the features

    Summary: I bought this camera on a whim a few months ago because I'd been wanting a digital video camera for awhile now. It has features galore, which many people have listed; most of which are a waste to me. I just take footage and edit it on my computer, rather ... read more

  • Worth the Investment

    Dec 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent quality / reliability
    Cons: Manual can be better

    Summary: I had been looking for a camcorder since my last one broke down which was an 8mm. I wanted the camcorder mainly for recording the activities of my children. My first impulse was to buy the digital8 where I could have played all my existing 8mm tapes, but ... read more

  • Great product

    Dec 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good sound, good look, less expensive
    Cons: none

    Summary: I was looking for a camcorder to buy a while back. I was searching through Wal-Mart, when I found this. I picked it up and looked through it. I was looking for the cheaper sales so I didn’t want to spend too much. This was one of the less expensive ... read more

  • This camera is great!

    Dec 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: many
    Cons: none

    Summary: Let me tell you, the Sony DCR-TRV11 has to be the best camera on the market! I love going out in public with my Sony DCR-TRV11 and just shooting the breeze. I remind myself of the main character in american beauty. as a matter of fact the other day i ... read more

  • Buyer Beware!!!

    Dec 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: looks nice
    Cons: Sony has misleading model numbers

    Summary: When I used this site to get price information on the Sony DCR-TRV11, a DealTime.com search showed PCRush as having (by far) the lowest price. Thinking I was getting a great deal, I went ahead and placed an order on PCRushes sight. BUT, when I ... read more

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