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

  • THE camcorder

    Nov 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small, Night Shot, Memory Stick, amazing
    Cons: less stable and slower zoom than the PC-100

    Summary: This little gadget is amazing! I never thought we would be a cheesy camcorder owners but so far we love our TRV-11. We crossed over to the video side when our son was born 3 months ago and he started going through stages like crazy. The digital camera ... read more

  • Handy Sony TRV11

    Nov 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent moving, fine picture, superb durability, and handy for special or surprise occasions.
    Cons: Slightly large and heavy

    Summary: Dear viewer, I would like to point out first and foremost that this is a handy, durable product that is sophisticated for the common individual. I hope that after reading this opinion, you will consider endorsing this exquisite camcorder. ... read more

  • What a Machine!

    Nov 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, Quality, Battery life
    Cons: None

    Summary: I've wanted a camcorder since I was a kid and finally decided to buy one. I first bought a ZR-10 though, A nice camera, small but not much smaller then the TRV-11. I had to return the ZR-10 though because it would not record sound; it worked once then ... read more

  • What an excellent piece of kit

    Nov 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, weight, picture and sound quality, memory stick
    Cons: Internal work with limited light

    Summary: I looked around for a while deliberating which camcorder to buy for the birth of my forth coming child. I was very tempted by a Digital Video 8 machine but I am glad I went for the TRV11E. The picture and sound quality is exceptional and the digital ... read more

  • As Good As It Gets

    Nov 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Analog Capture; Great Picture
    Cons: 10x zoom; Some noise from microphone

    Summary: For under $2,000, there is no better DV camcorder than the Sony TRV-11. (This review was revised November 26, 2000, and again on March 13, 2001 -- Same opinion as before, but more details). This is the model I've had my eye on for ... read more

  • After much shopping, couldn't be happier!

    Nov 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: quality - video and audio! Still camera.
    Cons: price if you're not careful.

    Summary: I shopped for digital camcorders for a couple of months. I looked at all brands and models that were roughly around $1,000. After much debate, I managed to find a great online deal for the TRV11. In short, I couldn't be happier with my decision. ... read more

  • My First Camcorder - the TRV11!

    Oct 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent picture/sound, easy to use, too many features to list
    Cons: Price, digital still resolution

    Summary: I decided about a week before my summer vacation to break down and buy my first camcorder. The latest and greatest format is digital video. I thought this to be the best option for me since I didn't have any 8mm tapes that I needed to play. ... read more

  • Great camcorder!

    Sep 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, lightweight, full featured
    Cons: No built-in light, still mode is a bit hard to use

    Summary: I wanted a camcorder with the following criteria in mind: 1. Mini DV format 2. Still capability 3. Small size 4. Good brand name/quality I found all of these in the Sony DCR-TRV11. It is small, easy to use and has all the ... read more

  • Don't want to miss a thing? Get one of these...

    Sep 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Value, Great Features
    Cons: Price

    Summary: In recent years companies began to introduce digital as the newest format for home video recording. Sony quickly became the leader in Digital Camcorders for one simple reason; Sony has a knack for perfectly balancing the desire for ... read more

  • Great Camera!

    Sep 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great quality A/V, many features
    Cons: very few, price if that's an issue to you.

    Summary: I did a lot a research before buying this camera. I also have a background in television, so I'm picky about the quality of audio and video. After reading reviews of this camera, I decided to splurge since it was the cheapest one I would be happy with. ... read more

  • Perfect....for me

    Aug 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: EVERYTHING!
    Cons: None!

    Summary: This Sony Camcorder is light weight, 1.5 lbs, and easy to handle. The features are many. It provides clear, crisp digital imaging. This product is durable, with quality parts. The camcorder also has a removable memory stick that allows for still picture ... read more

  • TRV11: Packs a punch

    Aug 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Diversity, Convenient, Great Creative Control
    Cons: Price

    Summary: The TRV11 is one of the newest mini-dv's made by Sony on the market. It is light weight, 1.5 lbs, and easy to handle. The features are many and can be overwhelming but the end result is well worth it. It provides clear, crisp digital imaging when used ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • DCR TRV 11 Surprisingly good in comparison to its counterparts.

    Jun 2, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Somewhat grainy look in low light which made it look rather filmic.
    Cons: The res of the still pics isn't up to snuff, but they pass.

    Summary: I got this camera back in 2001. I was using a lot of other types of cameras that were of comparable price and quality (supposedly). I found the picture quality on my TRV to be the best of them all. it had more in camera effects and settings that ... read more

  • Great for first ever camcorder

    Sep 28, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: very good video and sound quality`
    Cons: battery life and too much money

    Summary: This is my first digital DVD camcorder. And can truly say that this is best choice I ever made in electronics. Video quality is very high. What else you could expect from such a powerhouse as SONY I would also highlight stabilization system. Video came ... read more

  • Worth the semi-heavy price tag !!

    Nov 4, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Very tough , lots of features , best bang for your buck !
    Cons: Taking pictures is hit or miss!

    Summary: I purchased this camera about 1.5 yrs ago to film motorcycle stunts and it has been a gem. I have not had a moment were this camera has let me down, and I use this thing to film at least 3-4 times a week for several hours. Its been well worth the investme ... read more

  • I am an ASE certified...

    Oct 24, 2002 by
    Not rated yet

    Summary: I am an ASE certified mechanic, I got brain-memory damage 3 years ago from encephalitus, so now on v ... read more

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